At St. Madeleine Sophie, the Kindergarten Curriculum includes “Roots of Empathy”. Once each month, we have a baby visit our classroom. The same baby visits throughout the year. The children observe different growth milestones of the baby, and learn to identify and label the baby’s feelings. In turn, the children learn to reflect and identify their own feelings, and the feelings of others.
Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that has shown significant effect in raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy.