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Toronto.com learns about Roots of Empathy programs in the Toronto area:

The students in my Roots of Empathy class believed in baby Kinsley’s potential from Day 1,” says Toronto Roots of Empathy instructor Rebecca Leslie. “They witnessed her obvious physical growth — transitioning from being propped up, to her ability to sit up on her own, to sitting and turning toward mom, and then finally crawling by the end of our school year. The students were also ecstatic when they recognized her emotional development. Concerns over academic success were common among my students with English as a second language, and the idea that growth takes time and courage was a message of hope for these kids.”

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