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Our spring community event, Day of Play, is happening on Saturday, April 27 . Volunteers are needed! This celebration of play, music and nature is open to all PIC families and the broader Philadelphia community. Outdoor activities take place throughout the morning on our Nature playground with...
PIC's 2019 Children's Book Festival was a huge success! The Small Gym was packed with grownups and children listening to stories and making art. Children had a chance to browse a huge collection of books, and take some home for free. This year, the program Read by 4th had a table set up to promote...
From: Executive Director, Deb Green Re: PIC 2019 Summer Camp and 2019/20 After School Center Are you aware that the Philadelphia School District (PSD) has once again made changes to the calendar for the next school year? This year, the last day for PSD students is June 4, 2019. Children in K-12 will...
Everything you need to know - from Deb Green This is the time of year when many children approach the older end of the age range for the classrooms that they are currently in. It is a time when families begin to have questions about children moving to the next age group. I hope that this answers at...
Facilities Projects are Happening! We are excited that we are making some significant progress on a number of faciltiies projects that are on our docket. Some of these projects are in response to increased security and safety measures, while others are in response to ongoing scheduled classroom...
We are looking for hosts for this year’s round of Community Potluck Dinners to be held on Sunday, March 3 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. This annual event is organized by the Parent Involvement Committee as an opportunity for PIC families to deepen relationships. As a host, you will open your home to PIC...
January message from Executive Director Debbie Green In November, I joined a few teachers in attending an early childhood education conference in Washington, DC. The first day of the conference, we visited a highly regarded preschool program and its beautiful classrooms, we heard of innovative...
Sig image: Mlanjeni with puppet Last month, PIC pre-K classrooms enjoyed the wonderful storytelling talents of Mlanjeni Magical Theater. Mlanjeni’s show was based on the short story A Long Walk to Water about a young boy in South Sudan. Through engaging storytelling, children learned that not...
Mark your calendar! PIC's Annual Children's Book Festival is on Sunday, January 27 from 3 to 5 pm in the Small Gym (Spruce). The committee is asking PIC families to donate new and gently-used children's books between January 2nd and 21. Look for collection boxes in building entrances. These books...
Sig image: Tables overflowed with books for children to take home at the 2018 Book Festival The Diversity Committee's annual Children’s Book Festival will be held January 27, 2019 from 3 - 5 pm in PIC's Small Gym (Spruce). Designed to create and nurture a culture of literacy, this free, public event...