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

May message from Executive Director Debbie Green 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. May is a month of graduations and this...
This year’s First Up annual early learning conference, with its focus on equity and inclusion, was very exciting for PIC! We had two staff members co-present workshops on important topics and a PIC teacher won the conference raffle, which had amazing prizes for her classroom. Infant/Young Toddler...
Saturday proved to be a beautiful day for this year's Day of Play—the biggest and best ever! Our family concert by Ants on a Log was standing room only, and the playground was filled with families from the PIC community and beyond. Many thanks to Day of Play committee members Erin Morris and Tamika...
In early April, we celebrated the Week of the Young Child and did what we do best...PLAY!!! This annual event shines a spotlight on early learning, young children, their teachers, families and communities. Thank you to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) for all you...
Last week, folks came out to Get Involved 2019 to learn more about PIC's current initiatives and ways to get involved. The Strategic Planning Committee unveiled PIC's new Strategic Plan that will provide direction for the organization over the next three years. There are exciting things ahead for...
We are proud to announce that Caterpillar Teacher Jameelah Jones was selected as one of the recipients of the national Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Teacher Award! Fifty teachers win each year and each award recipient gets $500 for personal use and up to $500 to implement the project. Her project is...
TONIGHT'S PICNIC HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FRIDAY , MAY 31 DUE TO PREDICTED THUNDERSTORMS. We hope to see you there--same time. same location. same fun! Come play with us at Smith Playground on Thursday, May 30 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm! We are excited to invite all families and staff to gather together at...
Save the date! PIC's Spring Family Workday will be Saturday, April 13 from 9 am -12 pm. We will meet in the Small Gym (Spruce). Get to know other families, help get classrooms and grounds in tip-top shape and get some PPP. Light snacks and child care will be available if you sign-up in advance. Send...
March Message from Deb A few months ago Roadrunners teacher Isy Abraham-Raveson was filmed for an online news story while leading her preschoolers in a discussion around "consent education." After their 30-minute workshop that also included a game and a book about consent, the Roadrunners were able...
PIC says a resounding thank you to the City Block Team for returning as a PIC Business Sponsor in 2019. 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...