Preschool in Philadelphia, PA 19104
4205 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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School Transportation : Powel Samuel Sch – Pick-Up service to/from school Powel Samuel Sch – Serviced by school bus Masterman Julia R Sec Sch – Pick-Up service to/from school Greenfield Albert M Sch – Pick-Up service to/from school Middle Years Alternative – Pick-Up service to/from school Penn Assisted Sch – Walking distance to school
Public Transportation : Bus Subway/El Trolley
Language(s) Spoken : American Sign Language English Spanish
Part Time / Full Time : Full Time Part Time
The University of Pennsylvania opened The Parent-Infant Center (PIC) in 1978 to serve infants and toddlers who were too young for its campus preschool program. A year later when the University decided to close PIC parents incorporated the center as an independent nonprofit organization. Housed on the grounds of the former Episcopal Divinity School of Philadelphia we have been at our present location since 1986.
In 1983 we began serving children in publicly financed care and in 1986 we established a scholarship fund to assist families whose income is too high for public funding but who cannot manage the full cost of child care. Responding to the need for school-age child care we opened the After School Center in 1992 for grades K-6.
Since 1997 we have been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. In 2002 our After School Center was the first school-age program in the Delaware Valley to achieve accreditation by the National School Age Childcare Alliance.
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The Parent-Infant Center supports parenting by enabling children to grow and learn in a safe stimulating loving environment.
We believe that good day care is a learning experience for parents and children alike. The special years of early childhood are formative not only for a child but for the entire family. PICs uniquely participatory approach involves parents in most phases of the centers work from volunteering in the classroom to serving on the board of directors. We work closely with families by exchanging information sharing decision-making and by providing mutual support for parenting.
We encourage children to develop at their own pace and we are committed to making each child feel valued and special. We hope our children will grow to believe that they can make the world a better place.