Arts-infused education helps children acquire critical 21st-century skills including creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. These resources will assist you in developing programming that incorporates the arts into your curriculum.

The resources provided deal with arts-related programming in general and certain practices may not be applicable to 21st CCLC. If you are unsure if a recommended practice is permissible, please contact your program officer at the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Arts Education Field Guide

Champion Creatively Alive Children™ – Free Resources for Arts-Infused Education

Community-Based Afterschool and Summer Arts Education Programs: Positive Impact on Youth and Community Development

Creativity Resource: Tools for Learning at the Museum and in Your Classroom 

Reversing Learning Loss through the Arts in Afterschool and Summers

The J. Paul Getty Museum – K-12 Teacher and Students

The Kennedy Center’s Free Digital Resource for Teaching and Learning in, Through and About the Arts