Welcome! Creative Playtime is a community program of Grace Lutheran Church. Children of all religious and ethnic backgrounds are welcome to our school. Creative Playtime provides half-day sessions for children ages 2 to 4 years old, as well as a Lunch Bunch hour and Extended-Day options.
We are a New York State Licensed facility in a residential neighborhood, with cheerful, large, air-conditioned classrooms and a fenced, safe outdoor playground. Our curriculum is developmental and age-appropriate, promoting growth, social skills, language and self-esteem, and of course, providing lots of fun and creativity in the process! Our nurturing and caring staff is professional and qualified, and participate in on-going training in the field of early education.
Browse our website for more information, or better yet, schedule an appointment for a tour of our school! We are looking forward to meeting you and your children!
Registration will be open until all spots are filled
May 1, 2014
As it seems to do every time, this year has flown by. It’s been a fun and busy year especially with our soccer, dance, violin, yoga, and literacy for 4’s enrichment programs going on (which the children really enjoy). We’re sad to see our 4’s moving on but we know they’ll do well in kindergarten (hope they come back to visit). And we look forward to camp and a fun summer season.
Our Mothers Day Teas and Fundraiser Plant Sales went well. The turnout was nice. Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to attend. And I’d like to thank all the teachers and the children for making such yummy treats to serve. They were greatly appreciated.
Our annual fundraiser is coming up quickly (Friday, May 16th). It will take place at Fogarty’s in Bronxville from 7:00-11:00pm. Alison Vetrini, Susie Smith, & Allison Solano and the entire committee have been working round the clock putting it all together. This is, by no means, an easy task and I know I speak for all the staff when I say how grateful we are for all they’ve done. I’d also like to thank the parents for soliciting donations, helping with pottery and baskets and taking the time to attend. Thank you for all your support. We promise you a fun evening.
Graduation for the 4’s will take place on Thursday, June 5th. It will begin, for the morning class, at 9:30am and 12:45pm for the afternoon class both upstairs in the church. There will be a reception for the children, family and friends following the ceremony in our Social Hall adjacent to the church.
The last day of school for Tues/Thurs children in the 2’s and 3’s is Tuesday June 3rd. For Mon/Wed/Fri children it is Wednesday June 4th (for 2’s & 3’s last day party information, check your classroom’s bulletin board). The last day for Extended Day #1 (11:30-2:45pm) is Wednesday June 4th. For Extended Day #2 (2:45-5:15pm) it is Tuesday, June 3rd.
Camp begins on Monday, June 9th and runs through Friday July 25th for a total of 7 weeks. The more weeks you sign up for the less it is per week however they don’t have to be consecutive. Camp runs Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm. If you’d rather not do all 5 days a week, you can do less and our bookkeeper will prorate the camp tuition. Camp includes visits from Sea Wonders, Mad Science, The Nature of Things, Happy Feet Soccer etc. We always look forward to camp.
Enrollment packets for the 2014-2015 school year will be mailed out during the summer. It will include our school calendar, medical form, forms for parents to fill out, information from teachers, parent handbook, ease-in schedules for each class, information on enrichment classes (soccer, dance, yoga, violin, literacy for 4’s etc.- enrichment classes will begin the beginning of October).
Thanks everyone for a great year and have a fun and relaxing summer.
Fun Books for Summer
“Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet” by Kelly DiPucchio
“Pigs to the Rescue” by John Himmelman
“Maisy Grows a Garden” by Lucy Cousins
“Inside Outside” by Lizi Boyd
“Look” by Ted Lewin
“Lucky Ducklings” by Eva Moor
“Monsters Love Colors” by Mike Austin
“Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” by Bill Martin
“I Am Too Absolutely Small For School” by Lauren Child
“Llama Llama Time to Share” by Anna Dewdney
“Best Friends for Frances” by Russell Hoban
“Frog and Toad are Friends” by Arnold Lobel
“Blueberries for Sal” by Robert McCloskey
“Harry the Dirty Dog” by Gene Zion
“Leo the Late Bloomer” by Robert Kraus
“By the Seashore” by Maurice Pledger
“Sam and the Firefly” by P.D. Eastman
“The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein
“Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown
“Harold and the Purple Crayon” by Crockett Johnson
“If You Take a Mouse to School” by Laura Numeroff
“Kindergarten Rocks” by Katie Davis
Gigi Aronoff Director