For over three decades, the Parent-Infant Center has provided high quality child care to the families who live and work in the diverse neighborhoods of West Philadelphia.

Emily Morton

Lead Teacher
Children remind us that the world is full of endless discovery and there is excitement in the mundane. 
Emily's inspiration to work with young children comes from her parents. Her mother is a longstanding advocate for quality early childhood education. And, she often finds that the language she uses with children comes from her dad, who would always pose questions that would extend her thinking when she was little.
Emily comes to PIC with a solid background in early education having taught at Western Learning Center (Diversified Community Services), Beurger Early Learning Center (FELS) and Green Byrne Child Care Center.
PIC's approach to learning is different than many other child care centers. Emily finds that at PIC, children are given opportunities to take investigations one step further, and to have access to nature that provides endless learning opportunities.
She appreciates that PIC offers placement for many low income families because the early learning experience is critical in determining a child's future. 
Emily is a Philadelphia native who currently lives is South Philadelphia. When not at PIC, she loves spending time with her young son, who recently started in PIC's Early Learning Program, and family. She also enjoys cooking, reading and a good movie when there's time.
She hopes one day to establish an inclusive nature preschool that caters to children with special needs.
Education and Credentials: 

Master's candidate, Special Education
Drexel University

PA Certified ECE

BA, Early Childhood Education
Chestnut Hill College

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