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ArtStart 2018: PIC Fever! Have you added October 18th to your calendar yet? Celebrate 40 years by joining in an evening of 70's fun! The planning committee has had its first meeting and is moving full steam ahead on getting ads, sponsors, and donations from local businesses, employers and...
The 2018 Family Feedback Survey received 218 responses . PIC's Quality Committee, chaired by Nancy Rimmer and made up of PIC parents and Board members, found the 2018 Family Feedback Survey responses to be very positive and to show high ratings in key areas. Here are the highlights. You're Very...
Enriched Nature Learning at PIC As we dive deeper into outdoor education at PIC, we want to introduce our new Nature Educator (a newly created position) who will further engage PIC children in enriched discovery, as well as support teachers with less experience outdoors to incorporate nature in...
PIC Early Learning and After School classrooms kick off the school year by hosting evening potlucks with their families. Families will gather in their child's classroom for a brief (adult-only) meeting with the teaching team to learn about classroom practices and what is in store for the year ahead,...
International Mud Day is celebrated the world over to highlight the importance of nature play in healthy child development. On June 29, we connected with the rich earth in the most squishy, tactile way in celebration of Mud Day. These pictures say it all... See more photos on facebook.com...
Enriching Nature Education PIC is ready to take outdoor education to a new level, and we are eager to share with you our latest plans to deepen nature learning at PIC. Four years ago we opened the Acadia Woods Magic Circle Nature Playground, named for a special place where former PIC Executive...
We are excited to announce that PIC will partner with Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse to open an Urban Nature Preschool at Smith! You may know Smith Playground as a beloved and historic (over 100 years old!) Philadelphia institution, and as a wonderful place for young children to play at no...
Blacktop and Nature Playground We are excited about all the changes happening this summer, including several facility upgrades. This week, our entire blacktop area will be resurfaced. We saw lots of digging and prep work being done this morning. THIS THURSDAY THE ENTIRE BLACKTOP WILL BE CLOSED as we...
Help us make this the grooviest ArtStart to date. Planning is underway for ArtStart 2018. We are going to keep on, keepin' on and celebrate PIC's 40th anniversary with a '70s themed party— think disco, peace signs, lava lamps, Soul Train, bell bottoms, and Studio 54! ArtStart is our annual silent...
Spanning PreK to Kindergarten Kindergarten entry is a milestone, and we are proud of the success our children have when they reach this next step! Each year we hear from kindergarten teachers about how well the children from PIC are prepared for school. This includes their ability to recognize...