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!
November 1, 2013
December is here. Time goes so quickly by. We hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving holiday. The children took part in our annual Thanksgiving Feasts here at school. Each class prepared something special and we all gathered in the 3’s classroom to celebrate together. The food was delicious- biscuits: made by the 2’s, soup and cookies: made by the 3’s, cornbread: made by the 4’s and donations from parents: thank you and thank you to all of you who donated food for those less fortunate. It is greatly appreciated.
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 keep everything calm. We have our annual holiday concert coming up. The children have been busy practicing the multicultural songs with Mr. Robert and have been doing so well. The concerts are scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 19th at 9:30am and Friday, Dec. 20th at 9:30am & 12:45pm. 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 sheets will be posted outside the classrooms for needed items.
Our annual Mitten Tree will be placed outside the office for donations of mittens, hats, scarves, etc. to be donated to the ECAP. Thanks for your support.
Dance, with Ana Dimas, will end its Fall session on 12/10. Happy Feet will end on 12/11 & 12/12 and violin with Scarsdale Strings ends on 12/13. All of these programs will begin their winter session the week of January 13th (registration forms will be distributed before the holiday break and current participants will be given first priority). Literacy for the 4’s with Stefanie Borg will begin on Thursday, January 23rd and will run from2:45-3:30pm for a total of 13 classes. (registration form coming soon) We can accommodate up to 10 children for this program.
SNOW DAY REMINDER: we follow the Eastchester Public School. If they are closed, we are closed. If they have a delayed opening (either 1 or 2 hours), then we will open at 10:00am. This is a change from last year. You will receive an email notifying you of school closings and delayed openings. You can also look for announcements regarding Eastchester school closings due to inclement weather on
Channel 12 (keeping my fingers crossed for a mild winter).
We have our Open House this Saturday from 9:00am-1:00pm. If you know of anyone looking for a preschool program, please send them our way.
Also our Book Fair begins on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd and runs through Friday, Dec. 6th. It’s through Main Street Books and offers a wonderful assortment at great prices. And just in time for the holidays. Book Fair will take place upstairs in the Social Hall.
Speaking of books, here is a list of terrific holiday/winter books. In closing, we wish all of you and your families a wonderful holiday season.
“Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg, “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats, “The Mitten” by Jan Brett, “The Runaway Latkes” by Leslie Kimmelman, “The Snowman” by Raymond Briggs, “Gingerbread Baby” by Jan Brett, “Time to Sleep” by Denise Fleming, “Hopper” by Marcus Pfister, “Olive, the Other Reindeer” by Vivian Walsh, “Biscuit’s Hanukkah” by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, “The Gifts of Kwanzaa” by Synthia Saint James, “The Night Before Christmas” by Clement C. Moore, “Drummer Boy” by Loren Long, “Sammy Spider’s First Hanukkah” by Sylvia A. Rouss, “A Kwanzaa Celebration” by Nancy Williams, “Snowmen at Christmas” by Caralyn Buehner, “Froggy’s Best Christmas” by Jonathan London, “Feliz Navidad” by Jose Feliciano, “The Amazing Christmas Extravaganza” by David Shannon, “Olivia Helps With Christmas” by Ian Falconer, “My First Chanukah” by Tomie dePaola, “Bear Snores On” by Karma Wilson.
HOLIDAY BREAK: 12/23/13-1/5/14
Gigi Aronoff Director