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

We had a great Spoil-Your-Supper Ice Cream Social last week. The weather was perfect, children were happy, and families "mixed it up" on the blacktop. Nothing better!
We are excited to welcome Jessica Carter as our Assistant Director. Jessica comes to PIC from Ann Arbor, Michigan where she was the Executive Director of Apple Playschools. This Reggio-inspired early childhood education organization shares many of the core values we live at PIC . Prior to that,...
International Mud Day is celebrated by thousands of children in dozens of countries worldwide to highlight the importance of nature play. On Monday, we connected with the rich earth in this most squishy, tactile way. These pictures say it all...
Mud Day is one of my favorite days of the year! It brings together two elements of early learning that PIC is committed to provide — play-based learning and meaningful experiences with nature. PIC's Magic Circle nature playground offers (especially on Mud Day) unstructured, nature play with endless...
While we had to postpone it by a day due to rain, the sun did come out for PIC's 2019 family picnic at Smith Playground. Some started with dinner, while others darted immediately to the playground. The giant wooden slide as always gave the crowd the most fun all evening long. Thanks to all our...
June message from Deb Green As I look forward with our new Strategic Plan in hand, I want to highlight an important goal that is identified in the plan. Among our committee members and stakeholders it was widely agreed that we do not want to lose the things about us as an organization that make us...
Mark your calendar for Storytime in Clark Park! Beginning June 13, families will gather on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm by the turtle sculpture in Clark Park (43rd Street and Chester Avenue) for read-aloud stories for children ages 7 and under. Many folks bring blankets and picnics, and we always...
Dine out on Friday, June 28 to support PIC! Enjoy the wonderful menu and have 20% of your purchase donated to PIC . 3 Easy Steps: Enjoy a delicious meal or snack at honeygrow, located at 3731 Walnut Street Select "CASH" at kiosk (you can still pay by credit card at the counter) Present our flyer to...
Each year, we partner with the local public schools as part of the school district's Building Bridges program to create transition experiences for our rising kindergarteners. This year, we are thrilled to add Lea Elementary to the mix. Through May, PIC pre-k children will have opportunities to get...
May message from Executive Director Debbie Green Spring is really in the air! PIC trees have bloomed, birds have returned to our nature playground, new sand and mulch have been delivered, and most importantly, our children are spending chunks of time outside. May is a month of graduations and this...