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During Teacher Appreciation Week, we organize a week-long celebration of our teachers. It is a time when the Board, administors, and families recognize our teachers for the hard work that they do each day. We have a wonderful tradition of families posting a note of appreciation for each teacher in...
FULL STEAM AHEAD March 2018 The research is quite clear that the best practice in early childhood education is to break away from passive instruction and allow for more play and investigation, and this kind of learning early in life builds skills and interests that serve children throughout their...
It is time to sign-up to join this year’s round of Community Potluck Dinners to be held Sunday, March 4 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. These potlucks are organized annually by the Parent Involvement Committee. This year, there will be seven potlucks, each hosted in a PIC family's home. Meet your host...
Celebrating 40 Years at PIC It is with both pride and excitement that I announce the launch of our 40th anniversary celebration. 40 years ago PIC was launched as a child care program to serve children and families living and/or working in the West Philadelphia community. While in those forty years...
Thanks to all you book lovers who came to PIC's Children's Book Festival on Sunday afternoon. We saw a lot of familiar faces and made many new friends at PIC! PIC teacher Joann Schock kicked-off the story time, followed by an all-star lineup of guest readers who read a diverse collection of children...
The Diversity Committee's annual Children’s Book Festival will be held January 21, 2018 from 3 - 5 pm in PIC's Small Gym (Spruce). Designed to create and nurture a culture of literacy, this free, public event will celebrate diversity and a love of reading. The theme is "The Colors of Us" based on...
Are excellent teachers born or made? This question has forever plagued the education field, and even more so when referring to those who teach our youngest children. Many believe that teachers who work with young children simply need to be kind-hearted and love the work that they do. However, those...
We took a moment to warm up the winter together at our annual Winter Galas and Open House. PIC celebrated the season with hands-on activities, live performance, food, family, and friends.
You can help open PIC's door to more children. Read Executive Director Debbie Green's 2017 annual letter. 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...
Your Family Traditions Growing up in Bethlehem, PA I always loved our Christmas Eve family tradition of driving through town and looking at all the homes decorated for the holiday, many with the town tradition of putting a single white candle in every window. We ended at my grandmother’s house for...