59 Grand Boulevard • Scarsdale, NY 10583 • 914-472-4777

welcome to creative playtime

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!

Begins Tuesday 11/28/17 
Registration will be open until all spots are filled    



December 2017

Dear Parents,

December is here! We hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. The children took part in our annual Friendship Feasts here at school. Each class prepared something special and we all gathered together in the 3’s classroom to celebrate. Thanks so much for your donations of paper goods, tablecloths, food, etc. We had a really nice time.

And now the holidays are upon us. It’s a fun and busy time and can be very stressful, even for children. So the teachers really try to stick to their routines here at school to help make this busy time as calm as possible. We have our annual multicultural holiday concerts coming up. The children have begun practicing with Mr. Robert. The concerts are scheduled for Wednesday Dec. 20 th (AM&PM), and Thursday Dec. 21 st (AM only). On Wednesday, the concerts will take place at 9:30am and 12:45pm and on Thursday, at 9:30am. They will take place upstairs in the church. So after drop-off, please go upstairs and find a seat. Grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, friends…all are welcome. At the conclusion of the concert, the teachers will lead the children back down to their classrooms. Please don’t remove your child from the line so that we can better keep track of everyone. Once the children are back downstairs, all are welcome in the classrooms for our holiday parties. Sign-up forms will be posted outside of each classroom for needed items as we get closer.

Our annual Mitten Tree will be placed outside the office for donations of mittens, hats, scarves, etc. to be donated to the Eastchester Community Action Program. Last year our tree was full and the people at ECAP were very happy and appreciative of our donation. Thank you.

Our fall enrichment classes are nearing the end. We will begin the winter session the week of January 8 th , 2018. The programs will follow the same schedule and registration forms will be available the week of Dec. 4 th .

Some Upcoming Events:

Hanukkah Celebrations will take place on Tuesday Dec. 12 th and Wednesday Dec. 13 th complete with latkes.

Holiday Break: Dec. 22 nd -Jan. 1 st . School reopens on Tuesday Jan. 2 nd .

We wish everyone a very happy and healthy holiday season…and Happy New Year!

Gigi Aronoff


List of some fun books for Fall

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert

Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper

The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis

A Friend for All Seasons by Julia Hubery

Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons

We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger

Every Autumn Comes the Bear by Jim Arnosky

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson

Registration for new families begin November 28, 2017
© Creative Playtime 2010
Gigi Aronoff, Director • 59 Grand Boulevard • Scarsdale, NY 10583 • 914-472-4777 • info@creativeplaytimescarsdale.org