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

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...
A monthly message from Deb Green, Executive Director 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. The first week in May is Teacher...
We are excited to announce that once again Jeff "City" Block and the City Block Team have signed on to be a Corporate Sponsor of PIC. 2021 marks a decade that Jeff Block has sponsored PIC, starting out as an ArtStart supporter, and moving up to being our very first annual Corporate Sponsor. We are...
a monthly message from Deb Green, Executive Director "This has been the toughest year I have experienced during my career" March marked one year from the time COVID-19 closed our doors. I see hope on the horizon, but I cannot overlook the many obstacles and emotions that make up the true story of...
PIC will host a weekend planting day for our new native plant gardens on Saturday, May 22 (Sunday, May 23 rain date). Mark your calendar! Volunteers will work on three gardens: bird-friendly gardens in the Magic Circle Nature Playground; a sensory garden next to the School Age Program Stucco...
We brought out the fun for this year's Week of the Young Child with a special week-long celebration of children, teachers, families, and the field of early learning. There was Bubbles and Music day outside with buddy classrooms, Wacky Wednesday, Silly Hat day, and Pajama Day.
In celebration of Earth Day 2021, PIC will be welcoming a new tree to our Magic Circle Nature Playground, a beautiful scarlet oak (Quercus coccinea) provided to us by TreePhilly. The size of a preschooler now, our scarlet oak could grow as tall as 100 feet in its lifetime, adding to the lovely tree...
We applaud Sunshines Teacher Tamika Little! Tamika has been recognized nationwide as a 2021 Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care National Teacher Award recipient. This prestigious award acknowledges the critical role of child care teachers in providing quality early care and education. There are a total of...
a monthly message from Deb Green, Executive Director It’s spring! For the first time in many, many months I am not going to write a message with COVID-19 at its center. Instead, I am going to simply relish in what I see around me. In the last few weeks alone, I’ve watched children chase bubbles...