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. 5th 9:00am-12:00pm
59 Grand Blvd Scarsdale, NY 10583
It’s hard to believe we’re into October. Our ease-in period is over and the children are settling in well in their classrooms. I hope everyone enjoyed our Fall Family Picnic last Saturday. Thank you so much for coming and for all those who volunteered to help out. The weather cooperated and it was a great day. And thank you also for all your support at our Book Fair. It was our most successful ever and that’s all due to you.
We’ve been busy here at Creative Playtime. Our enrichment programs in yoga, dance, violin, soccer, drama, and literacy are all up and running. I’ve been upstairs watching and the children are enjoying them. Our Extended Day and Early Drop-off programs have also started. There are still spots available. 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). Tuesday is the only day that’s filled in Extended Day #1 and Extended Day #2 is run on Mondays & Wednesdays. All are available on a drop-in basis space permitting. And for PM children in the 3’s and 4’s, you are welcome to join Extended Day #1 whereby your child can come at 11:30am, bring their lunch, and then be brought to their classroom at 12:15pm (tuition adjusted accordingly). If anyone is interested please let me know.
Our Cross-Fit for Kids program will begin the week of October 5th. We will have Cross-Fit on Thursdays and Fridays and each class will go upstairs to the Social Hall with their teachers for a half hour of fun and exercise. Coaches Dylan and Marcus will be returning.
October is Fire Safety Month which means a visit from the Eastchester Fire Department. I’d say this is one of the children’s favorite days. Not only do they get to see the truck and all the gear, they’re also able to each take a turn to spray the hose. And Captain Pintavalle teaches them how to stay safe and brings a nice goody bag, complete with fire hat, for each child to take home. The Fire Department will be coming to Creative Playtime on October 20th & 21st.
Other upcoming events include our Halloween Parade. This will take place for all children on Friday October 30th at 11:15am and 2:30pm. We block off the street as we parade down the sidewalk ending at Pastor Stephanie’s house for some treats.
Our registration for the 2016-2017 school year for current families will take place on Saturday November 21st. More details so come as it gets closer.
Our wonderful music teacher “Rob the Guitar Guy” will be back with us this year. He’s truly a rock star in the children’s eyes and he makes music lots of fun. Also our “Cross-Fit for Kids” coaches Dylan and Marcus will be returning as well on Thursdays & Fridays to help keep our kids fit. The children really enjoyed the class this year. And beginning in January “Gym on Wheels” will be coming as part of the regular school day with coach Michelle . She’ll set up mats and other gymnastic equipment specially made for toddlers and preschoolers in the Social Hall. The class will include stretching exercises, aerobics to music, and basic gymnastic skills. We’re really looking forward to it especially during those cold winter months when we can’t always get outside.
We have a number of family events planned for our upcoming school year. Our Annual Fall Family Picnic will take place on Saturday Sept. 26th. All are welcome. It’s a great way to reconnect with CP families and to meet and welcome new ones. Our Book Fair with Main Street Books will also be taking place with a lot of wonderful books at great prices. We hope you can make it.
Our Halloween Parades will take place on Friday Oct. 30th; am & pm. More details to come from the teachers.
Parent/Teacher Fall Conferences are scheduled for Nov. 3rd and from the 9th-12th. Sign-up forms will be posted outside each classroom.
Registration for the 2016-2017 School Year for current families will take place on Saturday November 21st. More information as it gets closer.
Here's to a wonderful fall season!