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Last week six of PIC classrooms created collaborative pieces of clay sculpture that will be up for auction at ArtStart, on October 18. We are thrilled that our friends at the University City Arts League ( UCAL ) have signed on as an ArtStart in-kind Event Sponsor this year . They are coordinating...
Angela Curry , Mary Beth Fedirko , and Jackie McCrea , are all reprising the role of co-chair for PIC's 40th Anniversary celebration at ArtStart, our annual fall fundraiser. Angela co-chaired last year’s event, Mary Beth led our 2016 event, and Jackie is back at PIC after having co-chaired our event...
They've got the fever! Event co-chairs Angela Curry (Finbarr and Desmond are in the After School Center, and baby Oscar is in the Doodlebugs), Mary Beth Fedirko (Myles is a PIC alum), and Jackie McCrea (Dylan is a PIC alum in college!!), are putting together a groovy 70s-themed fundraiser on...
The Parent-Infant Center is honored to have received another sponsorship for ArtStart. The Forman Family Foundation , a returning ArtStart sponsor, has generously increased their support this year to contribute at the $5,000 Anniversary Benefactor level. We thank the Forman Family Foundation for...
Last month, PIC early learning families met "out of school time" for a Sunday guided hike in the Wissahickon led by PIC Nature Educator Rob Wiest and PIC mom Marina Borker. Rob wrote about their journey. We set off from the Chestnut Hill Springside Academy parking lot to a trail on Hartwell Lane....
STARR Restaurants has joined Beijing and the Jeff "City" Block Team as sponsors of this year's ArtStart. On Thursday, October 18 , you are invited to dance the night away while enjoying appetizers from STARR flagship restaurants and a buffet dinner from our friend Alex Yuen and his team at Beijing ....
Let's advocate for all children Advocacy in the field of early childhood education is so important, and it is a part of my job that I take very seriously. We have moved beyond the era where parents need a safe place to leave their children while they are at work, to one where we understand the...
ArtStart 2018: PIC Fever! Have you added October 18th to your calendar yet? Celebrate 40 years by joining in an evening of 70's fun! The planning committee has had its first meeting and is moving full steam ahead on getting ads, sponsors, and donations from local businesses, employers and...
The 2018 Family Feedback Survey received 218 responses. PIC's Quality Committee, chaired by Nancy Rimmer and made up of PIC parents and Board members, found the 2018 Family Feedback Survey responses to be very positive and to show high ratings in key areas. Here are the highlights. You're Very...
Enriched Nature Learning at PIC As we dive deeper into outdoor education at PIC, we want to introduce our new Nature Educator (a newly created position) who will further engage PIC children in enriched discovery, as well as support teachers with less experience outdoors to incorporate nature in...