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Advocacy

Let's advocate for all children Advocacy in the field of early childhood education is so important, and it is a part of my job that I take very seriously. We have moved beyond the era where parents need a safe place to leave their children while they are at work, to one where we understand the...
All About the Sugar For over thirty-eight years PIC has prided itself on BOTH the highest quality work with children and families and in having a strong local, state, and national advocacy voice on issues concerning early childhood care and education. Early childhood is getting attention like never...
On Thursday, October 22, PIC will host Lights on Aftershool from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Please join us in the Stucco Building for a special Showcase of ASC Clubs with PIC families, staff, and invited guests. As a registered participant in this nation-wide "call to attention," we acknowledge the need for...
On August 20, the Parent-Infant Center was one of approximately 30 programs celebrated by the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC) for reaching and maintaining high quality care so that children may flourish. Representatives from each program were recognized for...
ECE in the News! Thus far, it has been a very good year for early childhood education. For those of us who have been in the field for awhile, we have gotten somewhat jaded with our collective “inferiority complex.” While legislators have discussed needed improvements to the elementary through...
PIC Director of School Age Programs Anjali Gallup-Diaz has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) for her dedication to high quality after school programs. Anjali, along with 15 fellow educators across the Commonwealth, was selected as a 2015...
On Thursday, October 30, with help from our friend Representative Jim Roebuck, PIC hosted its first Lights on Aftershool event. After decorating the inside of the Stucco Building, our after schoolers gathered to talk a little about the importance of quality after school programs like PIC. Children...
On Thursday, October 30, PIC will host its first Lights on Aftershool event from 4:00 - 5:00 pm . Please join us in the Stucco Building for a mini-art festival and "lighting" ceremony. As a registered participant in this nation-wide "call to attention," we acknowledge the need for more, and...
Parents and early childhood educators - including PIC's Grasshoppers and Roadrunners - came together on Tuesday to sing, dance, draw and rally in Franklin Square Park as part of the Pre-K for PA campaign . Together they sent a message to our leaders that all children should have access to high...
Meet Sonja Claxton. Sonja's daughter Lailah went through PIC's early learning program. She is spending the summer in PIC's camp and will return to the After School Center in the fall. Like all parents, Sonja wanted to give Lailah the best start in life, but as a single mom she could not afford the...