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Empathy is the ultimate human trait. It is the connective tissue that allows us to realize our shared humanity - our emotions. One of the milestones of the last century was Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon. He said “that’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.” It is our hope that in this century we will learn to walk in one another’s shoes– empathy.”

 

- Mary Gordon, Founder/President, Roots of Empathy Organization
Creator, Seeds of Empathy


Our Mission


Our mission is to build caring, peaceful, and civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults.


Our Goals


For Children Three to Five Years Old:

 

  • To foster the development of empathy and emotional literacy
  • To build social and emotional understanding
  • To reduce aggression and increase pro-social behaviour
  • To develop positive attitudes towards and competencies in early literacy

 

For Early Childhood Educators:

 

  • To increase their knowledge base of early childhood development and skill sets in working with three-to-five-year-olds
  • To help them promote empathy in Early Childhood settings

 School readiness is a mindset, not a skill set. It's not just about numbers and letters, it's about children who feel excited, confident, curious, creative and emotionally ready to problem solve, cope with stress and to learn. The goal of Seeds of Empathy is to nurture emotional literacy and positive attitudes towards traditional literacy.”

 

- Mary Gordon, Founder/President, Roots of Empathy Organization
Creator, Seeds of Empathy