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
Saturday Dec. 6th 9:00am-12:00pm
59 Grand Blvd Scarsdale, NY 10583
May is here and with it comes the realization that our school year is coming to a close. It’s been a fun and busy year. We’re sad to see our 4’s moving on but we know they’ll do well in kindergarten and we look forward to camp and a fun summer season.
I’d like to take this time to thank everyone for their help and support for the fundraiser. Especially our fundraising committee: Alison Vetrini, Allison Solano, Jen Pagliarulo, Kyla Murphy, Lori Minarik, and Gina Paolucci. All of their very hard work and dedication paid off as the fundraiser was a great success. And also a special thank you to all the parents who solicited the wonderful donations. There would be no fundraiser without you. And to everyone who attended. We had a great turnout and thanks so much for coming out and supporting the school. We know it’s a busy time of the year and we’re so appreciative of your time and generosity.
Our annual Mother’s Day Teas are coming up on Thursday May 7th at 9:00am (right after drop-off) and on Friday May 8th at 9:00am and 12:15pm (right after pm drop-off). They will take place upstairs in the Social Hall and all of the children have made something special that will be served. Moms, grandmas, aunts, nannies, friends…etc are welcome. Hope you can make it.
Special Person’s Day is coming up during the week of May 26th. Your child may choose one special person to come and visit the class, participate in Circle Time, and enjoy a special snack. Sign-up forms are posted outside the classrooms for you to sign-up for a day that’s best for you.
The last day of school for our Tues/Thurs children in the 2’s & 3’s is Tuesday June 2nd. For Mon/Wed/Fri children it is Wednesday June 3rd (for 2’s & 3’s last day party information, check your classroom’s bulletin boards as we get closer). The last day for the Extended Day #2 (2:45-4:00pm) is Tuesday June 2nd. The last day for the Extended Day #1 (11:30-2:45pm) is Wednesday June 3rd.
Graduation for the 4’s will take place on Thursday June 4th upstairs in the church. It will begin at 9:30am for the morning children (please make sure to go upstairs and save a seat) and at 12:45pm for our afternoon children. There will be a reception for the children, family, and friends following the ceremony in the Social Hall adjacent to the church.
Camp begins on Monday June 8th and runs through Friday July 24th; for a total of 7 weeks. Camp is from 9:00am-12:00pm and parents may choose either 3 or 5 days a week. Every week is a different theme with visits from The Nature of Things, Mad Science, Happy Feet Soccer, Juggles the Magician etc. Our music teacher “Rob the Guitar Guy” will also be here for camp as well as our Cross-Fit coaches. We always have a lot of fun at camp.
Enrollment packets for the 2015-2016 school year will be mailed to you during the summer usually in the beginning of July. They will include our school calendar, medical form, information forms for parents to fill out, information from teachers, parent handbook, ease- in schedules for each class, information/registration forms for enrichment programs (yoga, dance, soccer, violin, drama, and literacy (literacy only for 4’s). Enrichment programs will begin in early October. If you have any questions at all, I will be here for most of the summer and you can always email me as well.
It’s been a wonderful year. It’s always bittersweet when it ends as we have enjoyed so much getting to know all the children and their families. Time just flies by so fast. Thank you so much for making our school year such an enjoyable one. Have a fun and relaxing summer.
SOME FUN BOOKS ON SUMMER:
-Maisy Grows a Garden by Lucy Cousins
-Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin
-Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney
-Best Friends for Frances by Russell Hoban
-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
-Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
-Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
-Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
-If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff
-I Am Too Absolutely Small for School by Lauren Child
-Kindergarten Rocks by Katie Davis
Gigi Aronoff Director