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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...
We’re happy to announce PIC's slate of nominees for the 2018 Board of Directors election. These individuals have been selected by the current Board for their deep expertise and broad experience. For the 2018-20 board term, there are eleven seats open for election. Five new candidates and six...
We took a moment to warm up the winter together at our annual Winter Galas and Open House. PIC celebrated the season with hands-on activities, live performance, food, family, and friends.
Practicing inclusion and equity It has long been a tradition at PIC to collect monetary gifts from both the Early Learning and After School families during the holiday season and share them among our staff. It helps teachers stretch their modest incomes during the holidays, and it makes sure that...
revised: 11/15 This year, PIC Picture Days will take place on Monday, November 27 and Tuesday, November 28. This year we have contracted with Creative Images to take the photos and they assure us that the photos will be received in time for the December holidays. Every early learning classroom will...
Creating Classroom Community Last weekend brought PIC teachers and 15 families together (close to 50 people!) for the annual Roadrunners camping trip. The weather was perfect and according to one dad, "It was rewarding to see the kids enjoying the outdoors and each other without the distractions of...
You must "Opt-In" for School Closings PIC sends text messages for emergency and time-sensitive situations, most often school delays or closures. More general PIC messages are sent via email. When the "School Messenger" system sends a text to a new cell phone number, it automatically generates an opt...
ArtStart is a stellar evening out made possible by many of our neighbors and friends providing in-kind gifts towards our fundraising efforts. These not only make for an evening that is far more entertaining than a $30 ticket might indicate, but help us dedicate over 90% of the funds raised each fall...
This September, we welcomed 32 more children and their families to PIC by opening two new mixed-income, mixed-age preschool classrooms (3-5 years old), where 20 seats are dedicated to children who are at PIC free of charge through Pennsylvania’s PreK Counts program. PIC supporters, friends, and...
Our new hot lunch program is up and running! While not without first week glitches, the glitches were significantly fewer than we imagined. This was new for our teachers as they navigated new everything, from set-up and serving to electronic lunch tracking. This was new for our children, as they...