Classroom Blogs

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Recently, the Leapfrogs have focused learning on "all about me." Teachers have guided the children in discussions about the things that make us different and the ways that we are similar. To engage the children in a hands-on activity, they asked the children about their eyes. The children noticed...
What an amazing day for all young children when Governor Tom Wolf comes to talk about the importance of supporting Early Childhood Education teacher education and making learning fun! Governor Wolf first visited with the Chipmunks classroom to make playdough before giving a press conference in the A...
PIC parent (and Tree Philly Program Manager) Erica Smith Fichman spearheaded an exciting tree replacement project that culminated with a tree planting circle this morning on PIC's Magic Circle Nature Playground. Erica and PIC Facility Assistant Josh Harmony both have children in PIC's Butterflies...
Much like the family in the beloved children's book Going on a Bear Hunt, the Roadrunner's preschool class went on their own adventure. These preschoolers take weekly neighborhood walks—always with an interesting spin. They’ve hunted down sounds on listening walks, scoured for gigantic puddles to...
Sig image: Rebecca in yellow outside PIC applauds After School teacher and Early Learning Art Specialist, Rebecca Schedl, who has been selected as one of the National AfterSchool Association’s 2019 Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders! Rebecca will be featured along with other honorees in the...
Sig image: MBs with magnatiles Two-year-olds often begin their third year of life playing independently much of the time, but as time goes by, they learn that playing with peers can be rewarding as well. This shift tends to occur naturally as children gain emotional maturity as well as linguistic...
We are grateful to the folks at Liseter for donating 100 coats to our One Warm Coat drive. We have far exceeded our goal of 100 coats, and now have collected 191!! Way to spread the warmth Liseter and all our families and friends! Coat drive goes through the end of December.
Parent Infant Center infant and young toddler classrooms are mixed-age groups. Working with mixed-age groups can be challenging, but also extremely rewarding. In the Bumblebee classroom our children range from 2-months old to 21-months old. Whew! That is a vast difference! Sometimes older children...
Sensory is science! With sensory learning there is always more than what meets the eye. Children use their senses to play, to engage, and to explore with the unknowing intent to make sense of the world around them. Sensory learning is crucial to brain development and a natural occurrence for infants...
Much ado about music! The Sunshine teachers watch our children for signs of budding interests. We began to notice that they were really into making sounds/music. They would use forks, spoons, sticks, and the pots, pans and shelves would become drums. So we decided to explore sounds, music and...