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Jerome Whitener is one of six new members of PIC’s Board of Directors . While they all bring something to the table, Jerome distinguishes himself as having attended PIC more than 20 years ago. In 1995, a fire caused the child care center where Jerome’s mother worked to close. PIC’s then Executive...
We are excited to welcome Jessica Carter as our Assistant Director. Jessica comes to PIC from Ann Arbor, Michigan where she was the Executive Director of Apple Playschools. This Reggio-inspired early childhood education organization shares many of the core values we live at PIC . Prior to that,...
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...
Sig image: Rebecca in yellow outside PIC applauds After School teacher and Early Learning Art Specialist, Rebecca Schedl, who has been selected as one of the National AfterSchool Association’s 2019 Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders! Rebecca will be featured along with other honorees in the...
Sig image: Tamara and Creative Block Play book As 2016 winds down, it is a great time to celebrate many recent achievements made by PIC staff. In addition to earning bachelors and masters degrees, PIC staff have been making contributions to conferences, curriculum-based books, and early education...
The preschool classrooms will soon begin weekly explorations in our newly revamped Art Studio in the Kanga Room. photo Drawing on the inspiration of Reggio Emilia and guided by our newly named Studio Educator Rebecca Schedle, children will have the opportunity to have experiences with a variety of...
Facilities Projects are Happening! We are excited that we are making some significant progress on a number of faciltiies projects that are on our docket. Some of these projects are in response to increased security and safety measures, while others are in response to ongoing scheduled classroom...
On Tuesday, November 6 and Wednesday, November 7 photographers from Creative Images will be at PIC to take pictures of our children. Every early learning classroom will have a class photo taken. Individual photos will only be taken of our preschoolers--these are our Blue Jays, Butterflies, Chipmunks...
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...
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...