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

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...
This year’s First Up annual early learning conference, with its focus on equity and inclusion, was very exciting for PIC! We had two staff members co-present workshops on important topics and a PIC teacher won the conference raffle, which had amazing prizes for her classroom. Infant/Young Toddler...
Saturday proved to be a beautiful day for this year's Day of Play—the biggest and best ever! Our family concert by Ants on a Log was standing room only, and the playground was filled with families from the PIC community and beyond. Many thanks to Day of Play committee members Erin Morris and Tamika...
In early April, we celebrated the Week of the Young Child and did what we do best...PLAY!!! This annual event shines a spotlight on early learning, young children, their teachers, families and communities. Thank you to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) for all you...
We are proud to announce that Caterpillar Teacher Jameelah Jones was selected as one of the recipients of the national Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Teacher Award! Fifty teachers win each year and each award recipient gets $500 for personal use and up to $500 to implement the project. Her project is...
March Message from Deb A few months ago Roadrunners teacher Isy Abraham-Raveson was filmed for an online news story while leading her preschoolers in a discussion around "consent education." After their 30-minute workshop that also included a game and a book about consent, the Roadrunners were able...
PIC says a resounding thank you to the City Block Team for returning as a PIC Business Sponsor in 2019. Jeff “City” Block has been a strong supporter of PIC over the years, and his continued sponsorship makes a meaningful impact on the lives of Philadelphia children and their families. Thank you...
Last month, Executive Director Deb Green joined First Up and Smith Memorial Playground in launching a professional development program designed to improve levels of quality in early childhood education programs in Philadelphia. This innovative project is being funded by Strong Start for Kids, a new...
Mark your calendars for PIC's Day of Play on Saturday, April 27. Then tell friends and neighbors about this fun, family-focused, nature, arts and music event open to all! Come see Ants on a Log at the morning family concert at 10 am. This is a pay-as-you-wish event, with a suggested donation of $5...