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 Tuesday 11/28/17 
Registration will be open until all spots are filled    



September 2017

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone had a nice summer. Now September is here and we’re very excited to be back at school. We’re in the process of our ease-in schedule and the children are doing great. They’re meeting new friends and our returning students are getting reacquainted with friends from last year. We have lots of fun activities planned for the entire school year for both the children and their families and we can’t wait to start.

Our Fall Family Picnic is our first event and it’s coming up on Saturday, September 23 rd from 11:00am-2:00pm. We always have a lot of fun at the picnic and this year we’ll have visits from Pied Piper Petting Zoo & Pony Rides and from our wonderful music teacher Rob the Guitar Guy. Pied Piper will be here from 11:00am-12:00pm with all the animals and Rob the Guitar Guy will be performing for the children beginning around 12:15. We’ll also have an arts & crafts table where we’ll be decorating some Halloween bags. Sign-up forms are posted outside of every classroom. I will be purchasing drinks and desserts for the picnic and we’re asking the 2’s families to bring finger foods (cheese/crackers, chips/dip, fruit etc) enough for 6. We’re asking the families in the 3’s & 4’s for sandwiches/wraps also enough for 6. And please remember….no nuts/peanuts. Thank you. Our annual Book Fair with Main St. Books will be beginning on Tuesday, September 19 th . It will be located upstairs in the Social Hall. They offer a wide assortment of books for all ages and at great prices. We love the book fair. It will be going on Tuesday-Friday at 9:00am (after drop-off), 11:00am, 12:15pm (after PM drop-off) and at 2:15pm. It will also be taking place from 11:00-2:00pm on Saturday Sept. 23 rd during the picnic. Come up and take a look at all the great books!

Later in the month we’ll be beginning our Spanish Class with Esther Recio Lorente. Esther will be coming on Thursdays & Fridays and will visit each classroom for a half hour. We’re so happy to have Esther joining us here at Creative Playtime.

Our Enrichment Programs in Yoga (Mondays), Dance (Tuesdays), Soccer (Wednesdays & Thursdays), Literacy for 4’s (Wednesdays and now the additional class on Tuesdays), and Drama (Fridays) will all be beginning the week of September 25 th . If you have any questions or would like to sign-up for any of the programs, just let me know.

The Extended Day & Early Drop-off programs will also be starting the week of September 25 th . Let me know if you would like to sign-up for any of these as well.

Some Upcoming Events:

Visits for the children from Main Street Pediatric Dental to show us how to care for our teeth

Visits from the Eastchester Fire Dept. for Fire Safety Month to teach how to stay safe

Halloween Parade AM & PM October 31 st (more details to come as it gets closer)

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask. Here’s to a wonderful school year.

Gigi Aronoff


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 30, 2016
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Gigi Aronoff, Director • 59 Grand Boulevard • Scarsdale, NY 10583 • 914-472-4777 • info@creativeplaytimescarsdale.org