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Community Building

PIC's Board of Directors invites you to get more involved at PIC! Each year, Board members reach out to the PIC community to encourage more folks to participate in the important work of the center. All members of the PIC community are welcome to join a Board committee. It is a great way to learn...
We are best friends. We made a bed and are camping. That’s what Paisley and Layla told their teacher when she saw them sitting very close together on the big blue blocks. They were on their own outdoor adventure, just inside. Layla and Paisley met in September and it wasn’t long before they formed a...
Join us for PIC's Family Planting Day on Saturday, May 22. We are excited to have an outdoor event in-person for the first time since reopening in July! We will plant native plants in three new gardens: BIRD GARDEN with bird-friendly, seed and berry-producing plants. SENSORY GARDEN, 4 garden...
Hooray for another Cindy's Day at Metropolitan! We received a note this weekend from Metropolitan Bakery and Cafe owners Jim and Marcy Lilly, "With beautiful weather and a nice crowd all day, we're happy to report that the Metropolitan 2021 contribution to The Cindy Fund will be $835." This is the...
PIC's new Lunch 'n Learn series (formerly known as Coffee & Conversation) will start next month. Note the dates and topics below. Join us for monthly one hour Lunch 'n Learn sessions at noon on Zoom where we will discuss child development and the challenges of parenting at every age. First session...
a message from Executive Director, Deb Green To use an old adage, "history always repeats itself,” and each time it does we are collectively shocked and saddened. Last year was a testament to that. How easily we forget. Think about the history of voter suppression, public education, and especially...
Practicing inclusion and equity Read this year's holiday letter written by PIC mom Vivian Whitener. It has long been a tradition at PIC to give Early Learning and After School families the opportunity to give to a singular holiday gift fund for teachers. PIC then shares these gifts among our staff...
PIC's first ever virtual event, ArtStart 2020, received rave reviews, and exceeded all fundraising goals. In case you missed the program, you can still watch it here! WE DID IT! All told, over $55,000 was raised for the teachers’ fund and for our Tuition Assistance Program. This year, has beaten all...
WE DID IT! We Met Our Matching Gift Challenge! We are incredibly grateful to everyone and all who continued making donations through our virtual event and afterwards to bring us over our goal. Over $15,000 in donations were made to the Teachers are Superheroes Fund, and our generous donors’ pledge...
First and foremost, PIC is an organization and a strong community of individuals who believe that Black. Lives. Matter. This moment in time and the momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement requires all of us to make a commitment; a commitment to revisit our values as an organization and how we...