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Kindergarten is an important next step in a child's education and this special community event is for families as they prepare for the school year ahead. Families with children heading to kindergarten in the fall are invited to get together at PIC on Sunday, August 25 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. PIC...
PIC Early Learning and After School classrooms kick off the school year by hosting evening potlucks with their families. Families will gather in their child's classroom for a brief (adult-only) meeting with the teaching team to learn about classroom practices and what is in store for the year ahead,...
New (or not-so-new) PIC families are invited to come to one of the two upcoming New Family Orientation meetings - 8/28 and 9/25. Both meetings will be held from 8:30 - 9:30 am in the Sweet Building A-Z Room. Hear from Executive Director Deb Green about PIC's history, new initiatives, events for...
Much like the family in the beloved children's book Going on a Bear Hunt , the Roadrunner's preschool class went on their own adventure. These preschoolers take weekly neighborhood walks—always with an interesting spin. They’ve hunted down sounds on listening walks, scoured for gigantic puddles to...
August Message from Deb Green I’ve recently returned from a trip that took me north to New Hampshire and south to North Carolina. The outdoors and nature were at the center of my travels. I was invited to New Hampshire to participate in the closing plenary panel discussion of the Natural Start...
Thursday, October 24 5:30 - 8 pm St. Andrews Chapel on PIC's West Philadelphia campus It's fun! It's in a beautiful space! There's amazing children's art all around! And, most importantly with your help , more families who cannot afford tuition, will have the chance to send their children to PIC....
updated 8/5/19 At last week's meeting, the ArtStart Committee (still seeking members) agreed upon the evening's theme. This year will be A Night at the Opera , with a wine tasting table (through a sponsorship of underwriting from Moore Bros.) and a full buffet dinner from our friends at Beijing....
We had a great Spoil-Your-Supper Ice Cream Social last week. The weather was perfect, children were happy, and families "mixed it up" on the blacktop. Nothing better!
We are excited to welcome Jessica Carter as our Assistant Director. Jessica comes to PIC from Ann Arbor, Michigan where she was the Executive Director of Apple Playschools. This Reggio-inspired early childhood education organization shares many of the core values we live at PIC . Prior to that,...
International Mud Day is celebrated by thousands of children in dozens of countries worldwide to highlight the importance of nature play. On Monday, we connected with the rich earth in this most squishy, tactile way. These pictures say it all...