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!

REGISTRATION FOR NEW FAMILIES
Begins Tuesday 11/28/17 
Registration will be open until all spots are filled    

Jan.

News


January 2018

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! And welcome back. We hope everyone had a nice holiday break. We’re looking forward to a wonderful new year. I’d like to thank everyone for coming out for our Holiday Concerts. As usual the children did a terrific job singing and our classroom parties were a lot of fun. Thank you also for your generous donations to our Mitten Tree…it was overflowing with such nice hats, gloves, and mittens. The Eastchester Community Action Program was very appreciative when I dropped them off. And now we begin a new year. As the weather gets colder and we’re not able to use the playground, the children will still be able to get some exercise. Our Gym-on- Wheels gymnastics classes will be starting on January 8 th . Our Gym-on- Wheels coach sets up mats and other gymnastic equipment specially made for toddlers and preschoolers upstairs in our Social Hall. The children learn stretching exercises, aerobics to music and basic gymnastic skills. These activities help develop and enhance eye, hand, foot, and gross motor skills and are the necessary skills needed to participate in spots of all kinds. Each class gets a half hour of gymnastics and the classes will take place on Mondays & Tuesdays.

Our enrichment programs will be starting the week of January 8 th and will run on the following schedule:

Mondays: Yoga with Budding Buddhas

Tuesdays: Dance with Briana from Andrea’s School of Dance

Wednesdays: Soccer for 3’s with Gym-on- Wheels

Thursdays: Soccer for 4’s with Gym-on- Wheels

Fridays: Drama with DramaBee (show is Seussical the Musical)

Tuesdays/Wednesdays: Leap-into- Literacy for 4’s with Stefanie Borg

If you haven’t yet registered for any of the above but would like to, you still have time. Let me know if you need a registration form.

REMINDER:

Our Musical Munchkin program for moms and babies ages 4 months-2 years is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 10 th and will take place upstairs in the social hall. It will run from 9:15-10:00am. You can still register online HERE! If you have any questions, you can contact Musical Munchkins at 914-771- 7000 (M-F 9am-1pm).

Some Upcoming Events:

January 10 th & 11 th : Children will be learning about and reading preschool books on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 15 th : School is closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 13 th & 14 th : Valentine’s Day Parties in the classrooms

February 15 th & 16 th : Celebrating Chinese New Year :Year of the Dog

Mid-Winter break is the week of Feb. 19 th with school reopening on Monday Feb. 26 th .

March 2 nd : Children’s Art Show 7:00pm in the Social Hall

March 12 th & 13 th : School Pictures with Irvin Simon Photographers

March 15 th & 16 th : St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in classrooms

Our annual fundraiser will be coming up in the spring. A number of moms have volunteered to help with the planning. Thank you. I will be in touch with you shortly about setting up a time to meet. It’s always a wonderful event and the money raised helps with our music program with Mr. Robert, Spanish with Miss Esther, gymnastics with Gym-on- Wheels, as well as the purchase of new furniture, bikes, or special items. Thank you.

Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is ongoing. If you haven’t registered but would still like to or know of anyone who may be interested, please let me know as spots are filling up.

Now that winter is upon us, just a reminder that Creative Playtime follows the Eastchester Public Schools with regard to school closures/delays due to weather conditions. If Eastchester schools are closed, then we are closed. If Eastchester has a delayed opening, Creative Playtime will open at 10:00am. I am on their automated call list so as soon as I know I will notify everyone by email. Let me know if you have any questions at all.

Looking forward to a great 2018!

Gigi Aronoff

Director

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