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 Wednesday 11/30/16 
Registration will be open until all spots are filled    
Saturday Dec. 3rd 9:00am-12:00pm
59 Grand Blvd Scarsdale, NY 10583




Dear Parents,

Hard to believe it’s almost October. Our ease-in period is over and everyone is doing well on their regular schedule.

We had such a nice turnout at our annual Fall Family Picnic. Thanks so much to all the families for coming and for bringing all the yummy food. It turned out to be a terrific day and we hope everyone had a good time. It was so much fun having all the animals come as well. A big thank you to Pied Piper Petting Zoo. And thank you to everyone who visited the Book Fair. It was very successful.

October will soon be here and with it some cooler autumn temperatures. The children are doing wonderfully and are settling into their classroom routines. October will be a busy month. It is Fire Safety Month and we will have visits from the Eastchester Fire Department on Tuesday & Wednesday October 18 th and 19 th . They will talk to the children about how to stay safe and the children will have the opportunity to see the fire truck and squirt the hose.

We will also have a visit from Joanne, the pediatric dental hygienist (she came to our picnic and read and signed her book “Who Visits Me From A to Z”). Joanne will be here on Monday October 24th and Thursday October 27th.

Our Halloween Parade will take place on Monday Oct. 31 st ; AM & PM. It will take place right around 9:15am for the AM children and 12:30 for the PM class, after drop-off. We block off Alida St. at Grand Blvd and Lee Ave and have our parade. Then we head over to Pastor Stephanie’s next door for some treats. If your child does not attend on that Monday, they are still invited to join the parade. Please check your individual classroom newsletter for more information. And please, no scary costumes.

Our enrichment programs have begun this week in yoga, dance, soccer, drama, and literacy. Literacy is filled for the fall session however I do still have some spots available in the other programs. If you’re interested, please let me know. Our Extended Day and Early Drop-off programs have also begun. Early drop-off is at 8:15am and the Extended Day programs run from 11:30-2:45pm (Extended Day #1) and 2:45-4:00pm (Extended Day #2 Tuesdays & Thursdays). All are available on a drop-in basis space permitting. And for PM children in the 3’s & 4’s, you are welcome to join Extended Day #1 from 11:30-12:15 whereby you bring your lunch and afterwards you’re escorted to your classroom at 12:15pm (tuition adjusted accordingly). Again, if you’re interested please let me know.

Our Gym-on- Wheels Gymnastic class with Coach Michelle and Cross-Fit for Kids with Coach Dylan take place as part of the regular school day and will begin once it gets cooler out. Right now we want to take advantage of as much time as we can outside on our playground (they say lots of snow expected this winter).

Some Reminders:

School will be closed on Monday October 10 th in observance of Columbus Day.

Staff Development Day- Tuesday Nov. 8 th ; school will be closed for children.

School closed on Friday Nov. 11 th in honor of Veteran’s Day.

Parent/Teacher conferences will start the beginning of November. School will be in session for children.

Registration for current CP families for the 2017-2018 school year will take place on Saturday Nov. 21 st . More information to come as it gets closer.

Fun Books For Fall:

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert

The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis

Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington

A Friend for All Seasons by Julia Hubery

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

Every Autumn Comes the Bear by Jim Arnosky

Pumpkin soup by Helen Cooper

The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons

We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger Fletcher

The Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson

Here’s to a wonderful fall season!

Gigi Aronoff


Registration for new families begin November 30, 2016
© Creative Playtime 2010
Gigi Aronoff, Director • 59 Grand Boulevard • Scarsdale, NY 10583 • 914-472-4777 • info@creativeplaytimescarsdale.org