Are You Willing to Assist with our Roots of Empathy Program?

Are You Willing to Assist with our Roots of Empathy Program?
Roots of Empathy

Our Roots of Empathy Program will continue to grow for the school year 2017 -2018.  Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that has shown a significant effect in reducing levels of aggression—including bullying—among primary and elementary school children while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy.  At the heart of the program are a neighborhood infant and parent who visit the classroom nine times over the school year. A trained Roots of Empathy Instructor coaches students to observe the baby’s development and to label the baby’s feelings and intentions. In this experiential learning, the baby is the “Teacher” and a lever that the Instructor uses to help children to identify and reflect on their own feelings and the feelings of others.

If you are expecting a baby in May, June, or July and are willing to work with our program OR if you are interested in becoming a Roots of Empathy Instructor, please contact Lori Rogers, Assistant Principal for more information. 

Email:  lori.rogers@rrps.net

Phone:  896-3378