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

This winter, the Sustainability Task Force is planning to create and expand several gardens at PIC. For our new gardens, we're looking at unused but promising spaces, such as the narrow "yard" between the Stucco Building and the south side of the blacktop. Likewise, we're hoping to be able to expand...
PIC's new Lunch 'n Learn series (formerly known as Coffee & Conversation) will start next month. Note the dates and topics below. Join us for monthly one hour Lunch 'n Learn sessions at noon on Zoom where we will discuss child development and the challenges of parenting at every age. First session...
a message from Executive Director, Deb Green To use an old adage, "history always repeats itself,” and each time it does we are collectively shocked and saddened. Last year was a testament to that. How easily we forget. Think about the history of voter suppression, public education, and especially...
PIC will be joining EcoSchools, an international program supporting 59,000 schools in 68 countries. The National Wildlife Federation hosts EcoSchools USA, which provides a framework within which schools pursue environmental stewardship goals, such as reducing trash, supporting wildlife, or saving...
a monthly message from Deb Green, Executive Director On January 1, I joined the rest of the world in bidding 2020 good-bye and welcoming in the New Year! The past year has taken a toll on many of us physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually. While challenges will continue in the coming...
Practicing inclusion and equity Read this year's holiday letter written by PIC mom Vivian Whitener. It has long been a tradition at PIC to give Early Learning and After School families the opportunity to give to a singular holiday gift fund for teachers. PIC then shares these gifts among our staff...
Leave the shopping frenzy behind, breath, and then give. On Tuesday, December 1, PIC will participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that kicks off the season of charitable holiday and end-of-the year giving. PIC has a matching donor in 2020! Teachers are the heart and soul of PIC. This...
Nature-based play has been a centerpiece of learning and growing at PIC for decades, from hours children spend exploring outdoors in all four seasons, to nature walks in the neighborhood, to our Magic Circle Nature Playground. PIC honors -- and research confirms -- nature as “a home for children’s...
a message from Deb Green, Executive Director I doubt any of us have experienced a year like 2020 and it is one that we cannot wait to bid farewell! There are many opinions about child care centers remaining open during this pandemic and I don’t believe there is a right answer. We do know that being...
PIC's first ever virtual event, ArtStart 2020, received rave reviews, and exceeded all fundraising goals. In case you missed the program, you can still watch it here! WE DID IT! All told, over $55,000 was raised for the teachers’ fund and for our Tuition Assistance Program. This year, has beaten all...