Goodnet talks about seven ways to nuture empathy in our lives, including starting young with a Roots of Empathy program:
While empathy is usually thought of on an individual level. Children are not born prejudiced and are inclined to care about others. Just watch a children comfort a classmate who is hurt on the playground during recess. One way to nurture emapathy is through the Canadian based Roots of Empathy education program. Babies are brought into classrooms to teach children empathy towards others.