The Educational Philosophy at The Carle
All of the education programs at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art are built on the premise that picture books help to inspire a lifelong love of art and reading. Excellency, originality, and a wide range of opportunities for creative inquiry and appreciation of the visual world define our offerings. Our goal is to support and engage all visitors regardless of their level of familiarity with art and art making.
Our on-site programs, which encourage careful observation in the galleries, book discussions in the Reading Library, and time spent exploring materials and techniques in the Art Studio, all draw heavily on the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) and the Reggio Emilia model of education, approaches designed to foster critical and creative thinking skills and personal connections with the world of art.
Support for educational programming is generously underwritten by: