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COVID-19

The story of PIC from March - October 2020.
Message from Deb Green We recently learned of the tragic death of a former PIC enrolled child, Devon Joseph. We mourn with his family and the teachers that cared for him. We remember Devon as a sweet and kind little boy and his death is unfathomable. PIC has always had the word "parent" in our name...
From the onset of this pandemic, PIC has had to dig deep into its reserves to finance the re-opening. We were fortunate to receive a PPP loan and added federal support. But, it wasn’t enough. Thanks to more than 270 donations, the fund raised more than $213,000 since we closed in March. These...
Wearing a mask has become a new cultural norm. With this in mind, PIC treats mask wearing like a developmental skill, much like toilet learning. There continues to be more and more medical literature showing that mask wearing can substantially reduce the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus...
The road to reopening was long. And, the task that lay before us was daunting. We watched the daily COVID briefings from the Governor and the Mayor closely. We were all waiting for the day we could bring children and staff back to PIC. A Reopening Task Force of board members, parents and staff was...
This September, PIC will welcome, and welcome back many families. With a growing enrollment, the single site drop-off procedure we had designed for the summer will no longer serve us. We have modified our practice so we can continue to strictly enforce a 6 ft. social distance while families are...
This September, PIC will welcome, and welcome back many families. With a growing enrollment, the single site drop-off procedure we had designed for the summer will no longer serve us. We have modified our practice so we can continue to strictly enforce a 6 ft. social distance while families are...
PIC preschoolers are learning to wear a face mask as a skill building activity. The approach may look different in each classroom, but the goal is the same. Teachers will show children easy steps to practice mask-wearing, much like they learn to tie their shoes. We want children to learn about masks...
a message from Deb Green Sometimes you don’t even know how much you miss something until it’s gone. After being away for nearly 4 months, I knew I would be happy to be back at PIC. What I did not realize was the joy I would feel just seeing kids doing what kids do best—running, playing, laughing...
Updated July 13, 2020 All families deserve a round of applause for helping us make drop-off go smoothly. We will be updating this list of reminders as we go. As always, refer to the COVID-19 Family Handbook for guidance, or reach out to one of our administrators. In order to limit exposure, it is...