Catch up on the latest PIC news or learn about an upcoming event. As a part of its mission, the Parent-Infant Center organizes several family-focused events throughout the year that are open to the community. Take a look!

Be part of ArtStart!

Be a Part of ArtStart!! 

Join in the planning of a fun-filled adult evening of buffet dinner and cocktails, art appreciation, silent auction bidding and raffle prize drawings! This year’s annual event is happening on Thursday, October 22 and your help is needed! 
 
The first organizing meeting for our fall fundraiser will take place on June 15 in the Small Gym from 5:30 PM -7:00 pm; babysitting and refreshments will be available. Get involved, meet new people, earn PPP, and help raise money for PIC's tuition assistance program! 
 
What is ArtStart? 
 
Our silent auction features the talents, connections and creativity of our parents, teachers and friends while examples of our children’s artistic endeavors are displayed throughout the chapel to admire and celebrate. Each year’s event reflects the talents of the families and staff participating and the creative guidance and efforts of our teachers. Read about last year’s fundraiser! 
 
Dinner and refreshments are donated from area restaurants. Babysitting is provided at PIC. It’s a wonderful opportunity to really talk to that other family you wave to during drop-off or pick-up. 
 
All proceeds from the evening go to the Tuition Assistance Fund. This fund was started by PIC parents and since 1986 has helped fellow families who do not qualify for child care subsidies due to household income, but who cannot afford full tuition at PIC. In 2014, PIC was able to award close to $40,000 in tuition assistance to 25 children enrolled in the early learning, after school and summer camp programs.
 
For more information about joining the ArtStart organizing committee, working on solicitations and sponsorships, or just general questions, email Karen Stachelek, Development Manager, or stop by her office on the 2nd floor of the Spruce Building. 

Photo by PIC parent Bryan Lathrop.