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Here's what Baby Ryder's Mom is saying about Roots of Empathy ....
“I’m thrilled to be a part of the Roots of Empathy program this year. As a teacher at the school, I had been hearing about the program for a good part of the last school year. The program had my full support from the get go, although I never imagined I would be participating as a baby/parent team.
I moved to Ottawa from Montreal in 2013 and I still remember my first visit to Wakefield. I fell in love with the area and got a replacement position at the school in 2015. The rest is history. My partner and I moved to Masham and welcomed Ryder not long after.
I wanted to be involved with Roots of Empathy because I believe in the program’s mission of developing empathy in children. If Ryder can help accomplish this, what a special opportunity. I also thought it was a nice thing to do with him while on maternity leave. It has been so neat watching the interaction between the students and Ryder. They are excited to see him and they treat him with such care and kindness. I love listening to them relate to some of his needs, and as his parent, love watching him look at them all in amazement.”