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This week marks one full year since PIC re-opened after a nearly four-month closure due to COVID-19. On one hand this past year seems to have passed in a blink of an eye, while on the other it has been the longest year known to humankind. After months of planning, our Early Learning Program reopened...
Yesterday was International Mud Day and this year we got muddy in our cohorts! We celebrated with splashing and squishing, digging and cooking, crawling and sliding, and lots more fun. Take a look! But, before you go: Mud Day is not all play, it is a healthy physical and social-emotional activity...
This past year was exceptional. PIC's Board of Directors worked tirelessly to ensure that PIC not only survived, but is poised to thrive. In June at the last meeting of the year, PIC's Board of Directors thanked its outgoing Board members for their service. On behalf of the entire PIC community, we...
This month, we celebrate the completion of degrees of several PIC teachers. A huge shout-out to Steve Jansson on the completion of an associate degree, Manny Harris and Ben Wasman on the completion of a bachelor’s degrees, and Joann Schock on the completion of a master’s degree. Both Manny and Joann...
A monthly message from Deb Green, Executive Director June is the celebration of PRIDE across the country. As many of us celebrate this month, I am reminded that I have the privilege to be myself. I don't have to hide my identity and I am accepted for who I am without consequence. There are people...
PIC's Board of Directors invites you to get more involved at PIC! Each year, Board members reach out to the PIC community to encourage more folks to participate in the important work of the center. All members of the PIC community are welcome to join a Board committee. It is a great way to learn...
We are best friends. We made a bed and are camping. That’s what Paisley and Layla told their teacher when she saw them sitting very close together on the big blue blocks. They were on their own outdoor adventure, just inside. Layla and Paisley met in September and it wasn’t long before they formed a...
Chipmunks Teacher Morgan Williams shares her personal experience in light of the killing of George Floyd last May and the protests that followed. At weekly meetings we talked about COVID. We needed to talk about this, too. When George Floyd was killed, it shocked everyone. I wasn’t completely...
Join us for PIC's Family Planting Day on Saturday, May 22. We are excited to have an outdoor event in-person for the first time since reopening in July! We will plant native plants in three new gardens: BIRD GARDEN with bird-friendly, seed and berry-producing plants. SENSORY GARDEN, 4 garden...
Hooray for another Cindy's Day at Metropolitan! We received a note this weekend from Metropolitan Bakery and Cafe owners Jim and Marcy Lilly, "With beautiful weather and a nice crowd all day, we're happy to report that the Metropolitan 2021 contribution to The Cindy Fund will be $835." This is the...