Roots of Empathy is a classroom based program with a goal of teaching emotional literacy, empathy and human development. The program has also shown significant decreases in aggression among school age children.
Participating classes study nine different themes over the course of a school year. Each theme involves a pre and a post visit lesson with the classroom teacher and the instructor, and a family visit with the baby and their parent.
This is Opasquia School’s 3rd year participating in the Roots of Empathy Program.
This year we have 5 instructors at our school and 4 classrooms participating.
For more information please visit http://www.rootsofempathy.org
Roots of Empathy 2016-2017
Roots of Empathy 2015-2016
Baby Ivy and Mommy Dayna
Instructors: Lynda Geswin and Jennifer Mathews
Classroom teacher: Mrs. Little
Baby Kaas and Mommy
Instructor: Lynda Geswin
Classroom teacher: Mrs. Chartrand
Baby Joey and Momma Eyrin and Daddy Sheldon
Instructors: Brittany Armstrong-Bernier and Carla Bonar
Classroom teacher: Mme. Armstrong-Bernier
Roots of Empathy 2014-2015
Baby Ada and Momma Jen
Instructor: Brittany Armstrong-Bernier
Classroom teacher: Mme. Megan