This school year, children need Roots of Empathy more than ever.
Roots of Empathy supports positive mental health and well-being, and creates a safe space for children to learn and talk about their feelings. We help them not only cope, but thrive.
Why Roots of Empathy?
In Roots of Empathy, children develop empathy, which allows them to understand themselves and relate to others. Quality relationships act as a protection against negative or stressful experiences by increasing a child’s resilience and sense of belonging. When children feel connected and supported, they are freed up to engage, focus, learn, grow and feel happy.
We bring a tiny teacher with their parent, a trained Instructor, and an age-appropriate curriculum to the classroom, either in person or virtually. We’re closely monitoring school guidelines and consulting with local health authorities, and we’ve adapted to ensure that children receive the same benefits, no matter how education is being delivered.
2021-22 program models
We’re offering two program models for how Roots of Empathy will be delivered in schools for the 2021-22 school year, one traditional in-class and one virtual recovery program. If you have any questions or are a school board administrator, please contact the Roots of Empathy manager in your region.