We value affordable, high quality child care for all, learning through play, strong partnerships between parents and teachers, and building a diverse community that nurtures the families, staff, and friends of PIC.

Why PIC?

There are many different reasons why families choose to enroll their children at PIC, why staff choose to work here, why our alumni, volunteers and friends stay invovled.

"PIC has been and will continue to be a great place for children and families to flourish. It has always been a place where the voices of those in our community can be heard. We invite you to lend your voice."
Debbie Green, PIC Executive Director
"Please accept this gift in honor of Judy Borie for her many years of work to help make PIC the wonderful institution it is."
A tribute to Judy
"No gift can adequately express all you have given to PIC. You have been (and continue to be) a wonderful friend to PIC and generations of children in Philadelphia. Best wishes for your retirement."
A donor paying tribute to Judy Borie
"I am amazed by the imaginative play I witness every time I enter the playground. With incredible generosity from all of our supporters, we created something very "magical.""
Debbie Green, PIC Executive Director
"PIC is a wonderful environment for a child to grow and the teachers are superb! We feel VERY fortunate to have our child here. "
PIC Parent, PIC Diversity Survey
"In the short time I have been a member of this community, I am struck by how much racial/ethnic diversity there is at PIC. That's exciting to me!"
PIC Parent, Diversity Survey
"If you had asked before we started at PIC, how important a diverse learning community was, I would have said very important, but it wasn’t until we experienced PIC - through 2 children - that I really understood how absolutely essential it is in fostering creativity, curiosity, and confidence."
PIC Parent, PIC Diversity Survey
"PIC has provided many of my family's fondest memories. My husband, David, says his favorite memory is the Halloween parade where he, my daughter Heather and our dog Bowie all dressed up like Dalmatians (Bowie didn’t have much dressing up to do)."
Deirdre Woods, PIC Board Member
"We valued our time at PIC. The wonderful parent-to-parent interaction was so important to our experience. We are close friends with many of the parents we met over 20 years ago. "
Deirde Woods, PIC Board Member
"Being a new parent is scary and exciting at the same time. PIC was able to make our experience with day care close to perfect."
Deirdre Woods, PIC Board Member
"Birthdays are special celebrations and I hope that you can join us at ArtStart in October. PIC traditions hold a special place in the hearts of many families and I invite you to share your memories of PIC, while sharing our joy as we look toward the next 35 years (and beyond)!"
Debbie Green, PIC Executive Director
"With the Center expansion behind us and our new strategic plan in place, it is time to focus on enhancing PIC’s status as a premier provider of child-centered, family-oriented programs and build upon the strong sense of community that is a hallmark of PIC."
Carol Lerner, Former PIC Board President
"With both of my boys now in the After School Center, I am still very thankful to arrive at pick up and see the teachers actively involved with the children."
Leah Finnegan, PIC Board Member
"I love being able to come to work and feel as though I'm making a difference. It's incredibly rewarding, as well as very fun work!"
Steve Jansson, Early Learning Assistant Teacher
"What I love most about teaching is coming into work to a class of children who are excited to see you!"
Michelle Gueco, Early Learning Classroom Assistant
"I have chosen to work at PIC because I appreciate the community that is built between teachers, students and families. I love working with so many educators who are conscious of nurturing the whole child."
Alexa Gabriel, Early Learning Classroom Assistant
"I love working with this age group in the after school setting because we can explore the topics that they want to learn more about. "
Elizabeth Schmidt, After School Group Leader
"PIC is a warm and loving place...I have been here for over 25 years! What I love most about teaching is the children. I am inspired everyday by their eagerness to learn."
Charlotte Barnes, After School Group Assistant
"PIC is a place that emphasizes the education of children in an environment that welcomes the input of parents."
PIC Parent, Parent Feedback Survey
"It is a pleasure to spend my days with children. We see so much change – they start off dependent on us and leave independent and ready for new challenges!"
Joann Schock, Early Learning Lead Teacher
"I love that PIC's outdoor classroom, the Magic Circle playground, will be used by PIC children and families, but will also be open to the general public evenings and weekends. It will be unlike any other playground in the City!"
Julie Bush, Board Member