Caroline Pratt

«It is only in retrospect that the high points of our lives rise up, flaunting banners.»

Caroline Pratt


«A lifetime is not too long to spend in learning about the world.»

Caroline Pratt


«Children...need most of the same things adults need--consideration, respect for their work, the knowledge that they and the things they do are taken seriously.»

Caroline Pratt


«From the earliest days, we knew that it was not possible to do good work with the little children without the help of their parents.»

Caroline Pratt


«The freest child is the child who is most interested in what he is doing, and at whose hand are the materials for his work or play.»

Caroline Pratt


«Childhood’s work is learning, and it is in his play...that the child works at his job.»

Caroline Pratt


«The child, unhampered, does not waste time.»

Caroline Pratt


«Children learn eagerly and well when they have need of the knowledge.»

Caroline Pratt


«The more closely he has observed the tugboat, the more deeply he has been stirred by it, and the more eagerly and vividly he will strive to recreate it, in building, in drawing, in words.»

Caroline Pratt