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During PIC's closure due to COVID-19, teachers are keeping connected to families in so many amazing ways. Falcons Teacher Ben Wasman gives an overview of percussion instruments. A member of a jazz ensemble at Penn, Ben shares his music and a wide variety of percussion instruments from his basement...
During PIC's closure due to COVID-19, teachers are keeping connected to families in so many amazing ways. Join Sunshines Teacher Cosmo Castaldi on a tour of his family's farm in California. (4 min)
from Assistant Executive Director Jessica Carter As we head into our sixth week away from PIC, our primary focus continues to be the social-emotional development of your children. We know this is an especially challenging time for children and families, as everyone is coping with individual at-home...
Here are some answers our families and friends may be looking for about our re-opening, staffing and staff support, tuition, supporting children, summer and fall for school age children, PIC sustainability and how you can help. How do we get in touch with PIC? Email is the best mode of communication...
The stability of PIC, as with the entire child care industry, is in jeopardy. It's time to tell your legislators that families with young children need professional high quality child care. The time to act is now and it's as easy as one click. Tell Governor Wolf and the General Assembly to include...
PIC will reopen its doors to Early Learning staff and families on Monday July 6. PIC Summer Camp will start Monday, July 13. We are excited to see everyone back at PIC! Here is PIC's COVID-19 Family Handbook. Versions translated via Google Translate: PIC COVID-19 Family Handbook (Chinese) PIC COVID...
According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2020's Week of the Young Child™ is more important than ever. NAEYC writes, "While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in many ways, it hasn’t changed the need to celebrate and support young children and the adults who...
Executive Director Deb Green shares one of her favorite children's books, Mortimer, in a video below.
As of the end of the day today, PIC will be closed through Friday, March 27, 2020. In light of Governor Wolf’s recent announcement closing all schools in Pennsylvania for the next two weeks, as well as the School District of Philadelphia’s decision to close, PIC will also be closing for the next two...
The 2020 Community Potlucks were a great success! There were nine host locations and plenty of families in attendance. Thank you to all our hosts and participating families! You are building a strong and supportive community for our children.