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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. All current guidebooks were updated 11/6/20 Versions translated via Google Translate: PIC...
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.
Updated 3/13/20: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 Day of Play has been cancelled. More information about any community events and gatherings will be communicated as it becomes available. Mark your calendars for PIC's Day of Play on Saturday, April 25. Then tell friends and neighbors about this...
Updated 3/13/20: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 Day of Play has been cancelled. More information about any community events and gatherings will be communicated as it becomes available. Help coordinate our 4th annual Day of Play. Held this year on April 25, this is a FREE nature-infused...
Dear PIC Community, With federal health officials warning of the potential spread of the coronavirus in the United States, I want to take this opportunity to share some of our proactive planning should infection situations arise in our area. PIC will rely on guidance from local and federal health...
PIC says a resounding thank you to the City Block Team for returning as a PIC Business Sponsor in 2020! Jeff “City” Block has been a strong supporter of PIC over the years, and his continued sponsorship makes a meaningful impact on the lives of Philadelphia children and their families. Thank you...