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Outdoor Classroom

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...
International Mud Day is celebrated the world over to highlight the importance of nature play in healthy child development. On June 29, we connected with the rich earth in the most squishy, tactile way in celebration of Mud Day. These pictures say it all... See more photos on facebook.com...
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...
Started in 2008 in Nepal and Australia, International Mud Day is celebrated by thousands of children in dozens of countries worldwide to highlight the importance of nature play. On June 29, we connected with the rich earth in this most squishy, tactile way in celebration of Mud Day. These pictures...
PIC not only provides high quality care, we strive to be innovative in our programming. The creation of the Magic Circle Nature Playground and PIC's Recycletaria are two such initiatives we have incorporated into our curriculum. As such, we have a wish list of items that we know will inspire...
We are so excited to announce that work on our Magic Circle nature playground has been completed! (Well, except for a few finishing touches.) Over the past weekend, our contractor ThinkGreen put in a lot of hours to finish the plantings and lay down sod throughout. Unfortunately, the playground...
We are so excited that the Magic Circle plants have arrived! We anticipate getting them in the ground this week, to be followed by the placement of sod in the center of our "circle." Here's a glimpse of the latest changes.
As PIC's major renovation of our main playground and After School facility continues, we have seen classrooms seize the moment and turn change into a variety of learning opportunities. These two construction projects have brought many different "big trucks" to PIC, such as bulldozers, earth movers,...
We are delighted that work on the Magic Circle outdoor classroom is progressing well! With our climbing and building areas nearly complete, we have moved the block storage shed from the blacktop to its new home. We look forward to watching children create new construction on the flat surface of...
We are pleased to report that the work on our Climbing and Crawling and Messy Materials area are almost complete! Climbing and Crawling seems pretty obvious with the line of tree stumps inviting children to challenge their gross motor skills. But, exactly what happens with messy materials? Messy...