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May is a month of graduations and this year we celebrate the completion of degrees of several of our PIC teachers. Charlese House and Dieynaba Diaw earned their Associate degrees in Early Childhood Education. Issy Gilhooley earned a Special Education Certification. Jameelah Jones and Kia Knight...
The classroom bulletin boards were brilliantly decorated and filled with notes of appreciation from families. There was also an admin brunch, family Sweet & Savory buffet, and a Board-sponsored food truck lunch! The week ended with PIC t-shirts for all and raffles throughout Friday. Here's some...
a monthly message from Deb Green When the calendar turns to May it means longer and warmer days and more time for outdoor play. As most know, outdoor play is one of the hallmarks of each child’s experience at PIC. Psychology professor Peter Gray is known in early childhood circles for his...
Join us at PIC's first in-person community event since the pandemic started. This years Day of Play is on Saturday, May 14 from 10 am - 1 pm. It is a time for PIC and the greater West Philly community to gather on the Nature Playground for fun arts, nature and music activities, and more. We need you...
a monthly message from Deb Green Today we know more than ever before about the importance of children's earliest years in shaping their learning and development. Yet, never before have the needs of young children and their families seemed more pressing. Last week, I attended a conference on...
Last week at PIC we celebrated the Week of the Young Child, an annual event of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world's largest early childhood education association. The purpose of the week is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and...
a monthly message from Deb Green This month marks two years since we embarked on what turned out to be the most volatile roller coaster ride called COVID 19. So many lives lost, so many changes, and so many lingering effects that continue to profoundly impact our lives. There are hopeful signs that...
PIC's 2022 Children's Book Festival opens today with a special section on our website devoted to diversity, children's books, and a love of reading. Join us all week as we share read-aloud stories, conversation starters, activities, and more. Check it out today! We are grateful to our friends at the...
Click the video player below. Assistant Director Jessica Carter and Enrollment Coordinator Morgan Williams want to welcome you to the 2022 Children's Book Festival, an event of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee at PIC. Join this week-long virtual festival bringing children, families...
Join us for the 2022 Children's Book Fest, a week-long virtual festival bringing children, families, and staff together around diversity, children's books, and a love of reading. This year's format will focus on the themes: Love Makes a Family, The Story of Your Name, Proud to Be Me, Food from the...