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January message from Executive Director Debbie Green In November, I joined a few teachers in attending an early childhood education conference in Washington, DC. The first day of the conference, we visited a highly regarded preschool program and its beautiful classrooms, we heard of innovative...
Sig image: Mlanjeni with puppet Last month, PIC pre-K classrooms enjoyed the wonderful storytelling talents of Mlanjeni Magical Theater. Mlanjeni’s show was based on the short story A Long Walk to Water about a young boy in South Sudan. Through engaging storytelling, children learned that not...
Sig image: Tables overflowed with books for children to take home at the 2018 Book Festival The Diversity Committee's annual Children’s Book Festival will be held January 27, 2019 from 3 - 5 pm in PIC's Small Gym (Spruce). Designed to create and nurture a culture of literacy, this free, public event...
Sig image: Annual Fund 2018 collage Give for another 40 years at PIC! You can support PIC's Annual Fund by making a secure online donation today or make a check payable to Parent-Infant Center and mail to: PIC Annual Fund 4205 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 Celebrate PIC's 40 extraordinary...
Sig image: ASC Gala - kids with masks We had so much fun celebrating the winter season with staff and families. The After School children presented two terrific Gala performances, with behind-the-scenes hard work and talent of their teachers. Early Learning classrooms absolutely shined with teachers...
Sig image: Tamara and Creative Block Play book As 2016 winds down, it is a great time to celebrate many recent achievements made by PIC staff. In addition to earning bachelors and masters degrees, PIC staff have been making contributions to conferences, curriculum-based books, and early education...
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...
Sig image: FFs with Liseter rep 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...
Sierra just dropped off 100 coat donations from the Liseter community in New Town Square. This unexpected and very generous donation brought our total to 191 coats...well over our 100 coat goal!! Thank you to all the residents at Liseter for giving warmth to our neighbors in need.
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...