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
January 1, 2014
Happy New Year! Welcome back. We hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday and restful break. We hope you enjoyed the holiday concert. The children worked hard preparing for it. We thought they did a great job.
Thank you to all the families who donated to our Mitten Tree. I took them over to the Eastchester Community Action Program and they were very appreciative of your generosity. Thank you again.
We’re now looking forward now to a wonderful new year and we have some exciting things coming up. This month we have our Special Persons Day which will take place on Saturday, January 25th from 10-11:30am. Children can bring along a special person(s), make a special art project and have a special snack…a fun thing to do during the cold month of January. Also our first annual “Art Show” will be taking place on Friday night, February 7th. Come, have refreshments, stroll through our gallery (located upstairs in our Social Hall) and view some wonderful works of art presented by the 2’s, 3’s, and 4’s. We’re really looking forward to it.
Registration for the 2014-2015 school year will also take place in February. Registration for the 4’s will take place on Tuesday, February 4th beginning at 6:00am upstairs in the Social Hall. Registration for the 3’s will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 5th, beginning also at 6:00am and also in the Social Hall. And registration for the 2’s, because I won’t have children moving up into the 2’s from another class and I have plenty of spots, we won’t need to hold registration that early. So it will take place a bit later in the morning on Feb. 6th. Siblings will be able to be registered for together (so if you’re here to register your child for let’s say the 4’s and have a sibling that you’d like to have in another class, you can register both on the same day). More detailed information will be distributed closer to the registration dates.
Our Enrichment Programs (Dance, Soccer, Violin) will all begin their winter session the week of January 13th. They will follow the same schedule as the fall session. Please let me know as soon as possible if you’d like to sign-up if you haven’t done so yet. Literacy for the 4’s with Stefanie Borg will begin on Thursday, Jan. 23rd. I have 2 spots available in that class. If you need a registration form for any of the programs, just let me know.
Kindergarten will be here before you know it and I have spots available (except for Thursday) in our Extended Day #1 program (both Tues & Thurs available in Extended Day #2). It’s a great way for your child to get used to a full-day class and the cost is minimal (tuition would be prorated based on our school year being half over). They would have lunch here with their friends, just like in Kindergarten and it would give them a nice ease-in to what they’ll have ahead in September. If you’re interested in enrolling, even for just one day a week, please let me know.
Brr!! It’s cold outside. Once this deep freeze ends, we will once again be going outside. So please dress your children for the weather with a hat, mittens, a warm jacket and boots (if necessary). The fresh air is good for us even if we go out for only 15 minutes. But don’t worry, we only go out if the temperature is above 34 degrees.
Tax season will soon be here so if you need it, our Tax ID number is 13-2804984.
Some More Upcoming Events:
January 20th (Monday): school closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
February 13th & 14th: Valentine’s Day Classroom Parties
February 17th-21st: Winter Recess-school closed
March: Picture Days (I will let you know the exact days as soon as possible)
**Keep in mind Summer Camp: June 9th-July 25th (7 weeks)…more information to follow.
Stay Warm Everyone.
Gigi Aronoff Director