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 Monday December 3rd, 2018 
Registration will be open until all spots are filled    

Two's Application Form

Three's Application Form

Four's Application Form

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Open House

Saturday, Oct. 13th 2018




November 2018

Dear Parents,

What a fun Halloween! The parades were wonderful and the children looked great in their costumes. It was a fun day. Hard to believe it’s November already. We have a lot going on this month. Parent/Teacher conferences will be starting soon. If you haven’t yet signed up, sign-up forms are posted outside the classrooms and you can always speak with your child’s teacher about setting up a time.

Registration for Current Families will be taking place this month. For the first time, parents won’t have to line up extra early as registration will now be done by computer. Everyone should have received a letter from Julia Mord, (chairperson from the board) in your child’s mailbox, and via email, detailing how registration will take place. If you have questions, please let myself or Julia know. Every year we’re consistently able to accommodate the vast majority of our parent’s requests with regard to placement. I feel this year will be no different. We’re hoping to make the whole process a lot easier for parents and far less stressful.

Our Friendship Feasts will be taking place on Monday & Tuesday, November 19 th & 20 th .These will be just for the children (parents are invited in December to attend our Holiday Concerts and classroom parties). Each class prepares something for the feast and we all eat together; 2’s, 3’s, and 4’s as we celebrate Thanksgiving and all that we’re thankful for. We always enjoy this special day.

Pajama Night: Our 2 nd Pajama Night will take place on Friday, Nov. 30 th from 6:00-9:00pm. The children will have dinner & dessert in the 3’s classroom and then be brought upstairs to the social hall for the movie. They can wear their pj’s and bring a blanket/sleeping bag, pillow, stuffed animal etc. The sign-up form will be on the office door beginning Monday, Nov. 5 th .

Winter will soon be upon us so I wanted to send out a reminder regarding school closures. Here at Creative Playtime we follow the Eastchester School District. If Eastchester schools are closed, then we are closed. If Eastchester schools have a delayed opening, then we will open at 10:00am. Look for information regarding Eastchester school closings on Channel 12. You will also receive an email from me in the early morning (or night before if there is advanced notice…I am on their automated call list) with information about any closures/delayed openings. If, while at school, Eastchester schools close early due to the weather becoming unsafe outside, we will notify you by phone of any early closures.

Information and registration forms will be going out this month for all of our Enrichment Programs; Yoga, Art, Soccer, Drama, and Literacy (literacy for the 4’s) for the winter session. The enrichment programs will be following the same schedule with yoga on Mondays, art on Tuesdays, soccer on Wednesdays (3’s) and Thursdays (4’s), drama on Fridays, and literacy on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. All winter session enrichment programs for the 3’s and 4’s will begin in January, after the holiday break.

Our new “Culinary Kids: Cooking Around the World” class is off to a great start. It runs on Mondays & Wednesdays from 2:45-4:15pm in the 3’s classroom. It is open to children in the 3’s and 4’s. Join us in our travels around the world as we make dishes from the East to the West; from Japanese dumplings to matzah ball soup, from lasagna, fried rice, soda bread, and vegetarian dishes…to all natural apple pie. We’ll explore the many dishes from around the world and will incorporate books as well. Kids love cooking and it’s wonderful because it incorporates lots of math and science with all the measuring and mixing. And children are always so proud of their creations…and what is truly amazing is that even the pickiest of eaters will often try these new dishes. Nothing artificial in this class…we will be using natural ingredients and children receive a covered dish to bring home samples. For the month of October, we focused on Italy and made a number of delicious recipes from eggplant parmigiana, to zucchini pie, to meatballs and biscotti. Our November recipes will focus on Thanksgiving. **For morning children, extended day #1 (11:30-2:45) is still available on Mon & Wed so you don’t have to make a return trip to take advantage of this exciting new program. If you are interested in participating, please let me know.

Speaking of Extended Day #1 (11:30-2:45pm) we do have spots available. The amount would be prorated based on a later start date. The children have their lunch here and a short rest time and they work on all kinds of creative projects with Miss Elaine & Miss Patty. It’s a great way of extending their day to prepare for the full days of kindergarten. Parents can choose anywhere from 1 to 5 days for extended day. It’s also available as a 45 minute “Lunch Bunch” (11:30-12:15pm) which children in the afternoon 3’s & 4’s can take advantage of. Instead of 12:15, the afternoon children could come at 11:30, have lunch with friends, and then go to their afternoon class at 12:15pm. If anyone is interested in any of the above, just let me know.

Our annual mini-fundraiser with Kid Stuff Coupon Books has begun. It’s a book with a ton of great coupons to a wide variety of Westchester stores and other businesses. And perfect timing just before the holidays. Each book is $25 with $12.50 of each book sold going to Creative Playtime. If you purchase (or sell) 5 or more books, you get 1 book free. And for the first time, you can purchase online (or by check in the envelope provided). Each family has a book in their mailbox. If you don’t want the book, simply return it to my office. Thanks so much for your help and support.


Nov. 7 th & 8 th : 2’s Parent/Teacher Conferences (school is in session)

Nov. 13 th & 14 th : 3’s Parent/Teacher Conferences (school is in session)

Nov. 15 th & 16 th : 4’s Parent/Teacher Conferences (school is in session) *sign-up forms will be posted outside each classroom.

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will take place in November. You will now be able to register online. More information to come shortly.

Nov. 19 th & 20 th : Friendship Feasts for Children for Thanksgiving

Nov. 21 st -25 th : School Closed for Thanksgiving

We hope everyone has a very Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!


Gigi Aronoff


Registration for new families begins December 3, 2018:

Two's Application Form

Three's Application Form

Four's Application Form

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