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

Mud Day is one of my favorite days of the year! It brings together two elements of early learning that PIC is committed to provide — play-based learning and meaningful experiences with nature. PIC's Magic Circle nature playground offers (especially on Mud Day) unstructured, nature play with endless...
While we had to postpone it by a day due to rain, the sun did come out for PIC's 2019 family picnic at Smith Playground. Some started with dinner, while others darted immediately to the playground. The giant wooden slide as always gave the crowd the most fun all evening long. Thanks to all our...
June message from Deb Green As I look forward with our new Strategic Plan in hand, I want to highlight an important goal that is identified in the plan. Among our committee members and stakeholders it was widely agreed that we do not want to lose the things about us as an organization that make us...
Don't miss PIC's annual Lemonade Lull on Thursday, June 27 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm, rain or shine. Stop by the blacktop (or the Small Gym if weather doesn't cooperate) after you pick up your child(ren) to cool off with a cold drink and cookies.
Mark your calendar for Storytime in Clark Park! Beginning June 13, families will gather on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm by the turtle sculpture in Clark Park (43rd Street and Chester Avenue) for read-aloud stories for children ages 7 and under. Many folks bring blankets and picnics, and we always...
Dine out on Friday, June 28 to support PIC! Enjoy the wonderful menu and have 20% of your purchase donated to PIC . 3 Easy Steps: Enjoy a delicious meal or snack at honeygrow, located at 3731 Walnut Street Select "CASH" at kiosk (you can still pay by credit card at the counter) Present our flyer to...
Each year, we partner with the local public schools as part of the school district's Building Bridges program to create transition experiences for our rising kindergarteners. This year, we are thrilled to add Lea Elementary to the mix. Through May, PIC pre-k children will have opportunities to get...
May message from Executive Director Debbie Green Spring is really in the air! PIC trees have bloomed, birds have returned to our nature playground, new sand and mulch have been delivered, and most importantly, our children are spending chunks of time outside. May is a month of graduations and this...
This year’s First Up annual early learning conference, with its focus on equity and inclusion, was very exciting for PIC! We had two staff members co-present workshops on important topics and a PIC teacher won the conference raffle, which had amazing prizes for her classroom. Infant/Young Toddler...
Saturday proved to be a beautiful day for this year's Day of Play — the biggest and best ever! Our family concert by Ants on a Log was standing room only, and the playground was filled with families from the PIC community and beyond. Many thanks to Day of Play committee members Erin Morris and...