Since Warnermedia unveiled Cartoonito, talk of the new preschool block has been accompanied by mentions of a proprietary educational framework called “Humancentric Learning.”
Details of this framework have been announced, alongside news that the block will launch on Cartoon Network and HBO Max on September 13. Warnermedia explains that Humancentric Learning, which was developed with educational psychologist Dr. Laura Brown, revolves around four key pillars: creativity, caring, curiosity, and courage. Cartoonito programming is calibrated to encourage these qualities in viewers.
Each series comes with a “curriculum,” written by an early childhood consultant, that sets out the framework’s goals and explains how the show meets them. Show scripts and animatics are reviewed by a consultant “to ensure stories support the curriculum and are developmentally appropriate, comprehensible, and beneficial for young audiences.” The shows’ creative teams are also trained in the concepts of the framework.