Deb Green Fund hits its goal

Deb Green headshot

Last year, long-time PIC donors donated $50,000 to create a professional development fund for PIC teachers in honor of Executive Director Deb Green's retirement from PIC. The donors then challenged us to raise another $50,000 to increase the level of support we could give our teachers.

We've met the Matching Gift Challenge for The Deb Green Fund for Teachers! And it's all because of our friends, families and strong community of supporters.

The Fund now has over $101,000 to provide PIC teachers with more professional development opportunities for years to come.

Executive Director Deb Green is retiring from the Parent Infant Center after 11 years, and this amazing fund for teacher professional development, set up in her name, will be a lasting legacy.

The encouragement and support of PIC’s exceptional educators is a wonderful tribute.

The Deb Green Fund for Teachers will sustain PIC's strong culture of continued learning and growth for our teachers. It will expand opportunities for the over 70 teachers in our classrooms every day, and support their educational and professional goals in the years ahead.

Professional development can be transformative. The dollars from this new fund will be used to send teachers to workshops, along with local, regional, national, and even international conferences. Teachers will hear from visionary leaders in Early Education, they will meet and learn from peers in the field, and visit other high quality programs for inspiration. All the while bringing back what they learn to their PIC colleagues.

The early childhood field has seen so many changes in the last few decades. We continue to see new research on the importance of play and connecting children with nature. We understand the impact of starting early with diversity education, and the need for all teachers to have a solid awareness of the impact of trauma. Keeping abreast of this information through professional development makes teachers better at their craft, and makes for a far richer experience for the children in their care.