Roots of Empathy is designed to teach children about positive parenting, human development, emotional literacy and nurture of growth of empathy. The mission of Roots of Empathy is to build caring, peaceful and civil societies through the development of empathy in children. Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among school children through raising social-emotional competence.
The teacher in this program is a baby, who visits a classroom throughout the school year. The students learn empathy by watching parent(s) meet the needs of their baby. Classes are taught by a certified instructor.