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

a monthly message from Deb Green In this season of giving, there are so many things to be grateful for at PIC. First and foremost, I am so grateful for the children. Despite what can often feel like a chaotic world, the children at PIC remind me daily of the joy and the hope that is there. I am...
These are such wonderful days of classrooms filled with grandparents and special friends. It means so much to young children when they can share PIC with the ones they love.
Forget about Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Isn't it a bit overwhelming? #Giving Tuesday leaves the shopping frenzy behind and offers you a chance to celebrate giving. The gift of warmth on #Giving Tuesday PIC'S Fireflies preschool classroom is again holding a One Warm Coat...
Recently, the Leapfrogs have focused learning on "all about me." Teachers have guided the children in discussions about the things that make us different and the ways that we are similar. To engage the children in a hands-on activity, they asked the children about their eyes. The children noticed...
What an amazing day for all young children when Governor Tom Wolf comes to talk about the importance of supporting Early Childhood Education teacher education and making learning fun! Governor Wolf first visited with the Chipmunks classroom to make playdough before giving a press conference in the A...
Do you have an extra coat or two? Donate it! Deadline for giving is Friday, January 3! Led by Fireflies Lead Teacher Joann Schock, PIC is again holding a One Warm Coat drive and collecting clean, gently worn coats of all types and sizes. Donation bins are inside the entrances to the Spruce, Sweet...
Each year, PIC brings photographers in to take photos of our children. This year photographers from Lifetouch will be at PIC on Wednesday, December 4 and Thursday, December 5--a little later than past years. We have exciting news to share that has prompted some changes to Picture Days. Lifetouch has...
a monthly message from Deb Green Some moments are transformative. One of my own such moments happened many years ago when I was a fairly new teacher leading a morning meeting with a group of three and four-year-olds. We were singing the then quite popular children’s song “The Ten Little Indians,”...
(including Summer 2019) Safety and Security Improvements: Installed outdoor tone generator so that everyone outside can hear an alarm in an emergency situation. Installed three exterior cameras. This is in addition to cameras already installed at the Sweet, Spruce and Stucco building entrances. The...
PIC parent (and Tree Philly Program Manager) Erica Smith Fichman spearheaded an exciting tree replacement project that culminated with a tree planting circle this morning on PIC's Magic Circle Nature Playground. Erica and PIC Facility Assistant Josh Harmony both have children in PIC's Butterflies...