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Learn about upcoming events, program-related reminders, and other exciting things happening at PIC!

Jerome Whitener is one of six new members of PIC’s Board of Directors . While they all bring something to the table, Jerome distinguishes himself as having attended PIC more than 20 years ago. In 1995, a fire caused the child care center where Jerome’s mother worked to close. PIC’s then Executive...
We are honored to have received a $5,000 Benefactor level sponsorship for ArtStart from The Forman Family Foundation. They are back for their third year of sponsorship! The stage is set for an entertaining evening with the support from a group of businesses who are also returning as Champions for...
September Message from Deb Green September marks a new beginning each year, even for a year-round program like PIC. As educators, we need to take a moment to stop, re-charge, and prepare for new students and their families before we embark on the first days of school. Last week, our teachers had...
Each year, we ask families to reaffirm their commitment to our community by supporting ArtStart, PIC's fall fundraiser . The money we raise, provides financial assistance to families with children enrolled in our early learning, after school, and summer camp programs. How can you help ArtStart raise...
PIC hosts weekly drop-In Playgroups for families in the community with children under the age of 5. Playgroups meet Monday and Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 am throughout the school year. These get-togethers are a chance for children and their caregivers to meet in a casual, volunteer-led...
This year's Kindergarten Play Date was bigger and better than ever! Current PIC families and families from the neighborhood came to meet, play, and learn from one another about the next big step in their child's education. PIC After School Center teachers were also on hand to greet families.
Kindergarten is an important next step in a child's education and this special community event is for families as they prepare for the school year ahead. Families with children heading to kindergarten in the fall are invited to get together at PIC on Sunday, August 25 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. PIC...
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...
August Message from Deb Green I’ve recently returned from a trip that took me north to New Hampshire and south to North Carolina. The outdoors and nature were at the center of my travels. I was invited to New Hampshire to participate in the closing plenary panel discussion of the Natural Start...
Thursday, October 24 5:30 - 8 pm St. Andrews Chapel on PIC's West Philadelphia campus It's fun! It's in a beautiful space! There's amazing children's art all around! And, most importantly with your help , more families who cannot afford tuition, will have the chance to send their children to PIC....