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We applaud Sunshines Teacher Tamika Little! Tamika has been recognized nationwide as a 2021 Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care National Teacher Award recipient. This prestigious award acknowledges the critical role of child care teachers in providing quality early care and education. There are a total of...
a monthly message from Deb Green, Executive Director It’s spring! For the first time in many, many months I am not going to write a message with COVID-19 at its center. Instead, I am going to simply relish in what I see around me. In the last few weeks alone, I’ve watched children chase bubbles...
From the Sustainability Committee Composting is nature's method for turning waste -- like food scraps -- into nutritious plant food for our gardens This winter, the Sustainability Task Force has been working on supporting and expanding composting at PIC. Right now, we're excited to report that four...
We applaud Blue Jays teacher Kia Knight whose poem entitled, I Can't Breathe, has been included in the newly-released anthology, Philly Jawns. Kia wrote this poem while PIC was closed last year, and then shared it with fellow staff on a Zoom call before we reopened in July. For Kia, writing poetry...
a monthly message from Deb Green, Executive Director March is one year from the time COVID-19 closed our doors. As the one-year mark is one where I see hope on the horizon, I cannot overlook the many obstacles and emotions that are also part of the true story of the past year. It is a story of fear...
In honor of this year's Children's Book Fest, PIC's Diversity & Equity Committee has established a new Little Free Library along the driveway. The project is grounded in the Book Fest's spirit of sharing books at no cost, building community, and inspiring young readers. It will be open to all...
This is the time of year when many children approach the older end of the age range in their current classroom. It is a time when families begin to have questions about children moving to the next age group. Frequently Asked Questions What are “Move-ups?” “Move-ups” is the term we use at PIC to...
While Enrollment Coordinator, Grace Piaña is on Maternity Leave, members of our administrative team will take on some of her duties. If you have questions or need information please reach out to: Kharma Hicks: transitions, schedule changes, withdrawals khicks@parentinfantcenter.org Shanaya Shoats...
PIC's annual Children's Book Festival is one of our favorite community events. Since we cannot come together to read and exchange books this year, we are taking the event online. On Feb. 28, we will launch Book Fest 2021 by publishing a page on our website, which will feature videos of dynamic read...
a monthly message from Deb Green, Executive Director As we enter the month of February, we welcome Black History Month. It is a time when we can show our children the many achievements and contributions of African Americans. Whether your child is school-age or one of the earliest learners, we know...