School Outreach Programs

The CCAEF Education Department offers a variety of entertainment and engaging programs for students, teachers and the general public. 

In partnership with local arts organizations, we offer programming taught by expert teaching artists that includes: arts education residencies, field trip opportunities, youth theater performances, arts workshops and student art exhibitions. 

Our Philosophy

Art inspires creativity and innovation in all aspects of our lives. It teaches us to think outside the box, to approach problems with an open mind, and to embrace the beauty of diversity. It sparks imagination in our children, nurturing their creative potential and preparing them for a future that demands innovative thinking. Art encourages empathy and understanding, helping us bridge divides and build a more compassionate society.

Discover Our Programs

Every year, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido partners with schools in the surrounding communities to provide arts education to youth of all ages. 

Arts Residency Programs 

My Story: Literacy Through the Arts: A 15-week arts integration program that teaches 4th Grade California History through theater and 5th grade English Language Arts through photography. The program curriculum is aligned with the classroom curriculum in order to teach and reinforce core subject matter through the arts. 

Visual Art & Youth Development Residency: An 8-week program that supports youth character development for youth in grades K-5. Each art lesson incorporates emotional wellness, art history and fine arts techniques— including: painting, illustration, sculpture, oil and chalk pastels. 

Interested in learning more? Contact Us! 

Joana Sosa, Education Manager at

Our Arts Partners

The CCAEF Education Department is a proud member of: