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

Enriching Nature Education PIC is ready to take outdoor education to a new level, and we are eager to share with you our latest plans to deepen nature learning at PIC. Four years ago we opened the Acadia Woods Magic Circle Nature Playground, named for a special place where former PIC Executive...
We are excited to announce that PIC will partner with Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse to open an Urban Nature Preschool at Smith! You may know Smith Playground as a beloved and historic (over 100 years old!) Philadelphia institution, and as a wonderful place for young children to play at no...
International Mud Day is celebrated the world over to highlight the importance of nature play in healthy child development. On June 29, we connected with the rich earth in the most squishy, tactile way in celebration of Mud Day. These pictures say it all... See more photos on facebook.com...
Spanning PreK to Kindergarten Kindergarten entry is a milestone, and we are proud of the success our children have when they reach this next step! Each year we hear from kindergarten teachers about how well the children from PIC are prepared for school. This includes their ability to recognize...
Feels Like Summer! Summers at PIC are often a time of many changes and this summer will surely be no exception. By September, we will have more than 6o children leaving our Early Learning program to begin Kindergarten. Some will leave this month to attend our Summer Camp and some will join our After...
On Wednesday, May 30 over 200 families, teachers, and staff celebrated PIC's 40th birthday at our center-wide picnic at Smith Playground. Guests enjoyed a picnic dinner of hoagies and drinks provided by PIC, while families brought tons of side dishes and desserts. There was plenty to eat! With party...
We recently were given a very special gift from Jim and Marcy Lilly , owners of the University City Metropolitan Bakery & Cafe. For a third year in a row, Jim and Marcy promoted "Cindy Days" as a part of celebrating their store's anniversary. This year, Metropolitan celebrated their 14th Anniversary...
Last Thursday, PIC celebrated 40 years of strong Board leadership with an evening reception. Speeches were applauded, alumni families reconnected, and new acquaintances were made. Great stories and good memories were shared by many. Over 100 friends of PIC, including current and former Board members...
Mark your calendar for Storytime in the Park 2018! This year's story sessions will run from June 14 - July 26. Children and grown-ups will gather on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm for read-aloud stories for children ages 7 and under. Many folks bring blankets and picnics, and we always share a happy...
Come Potluck, Party, and Play All PIC families and staff are invited to join us at Smith Memorial Playground as we celebrate turning the big 4-0! Join us in Fairmount Park on Wednesday, May 30 from 5:30 -7:30 pm for a fun birthday party complete with cupcakes and a gift for kids to help kick off...