Introducing Our Founder -- Nancy Brophy
Mrs. Nancy Brophy is the Director and owner of the Tom Thumb Preschool which she founded in 1968.
Nancy's vision of Tom Thumb has always been to run a preschool that's totally
immersed in "child development".
She has accepted this lifetime-calling to grow
and improve the individual child by pursuing
"excellence in education".
Tom Thumb is "dedicated to the next generation of
Americans" and improving our society by
helping our children reach their full potential and become the best they can
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Tom Thumb Preschool entrance to enlarge it
Nancy has created a learning environment that not
only includes lifetime skills development, but enriches children's lives.
She believes learning should be fun and interesting and firmly
supports the Power of Play and that
play is child's work. Her commitment to the belief that children have their own special strengths that time
and play will reveal is part of her
proven practice of developing each individual at their own pace.
Nancy Brophy's education started at the crossroads of the world, Panama, Canal Zone,
where she attended a multi-racial and bilingual comprehensive high school.
Nancy received the experience of a lifetime by being exposed to cultures from South America,
Asia and Africa.
She received a BS degree in Education from SUNY at Potsdam
. Her college
studies included a special program of
visiting 11 countries in Europe with Wayne University.
She has graduate courses from Framingham State and Western Connecticut State colleges.
Nancy has been a New York State accredited
teacher all of her career and continues her professional education by regularly attending numerous workshops
including the Madeline
Hunter Model and the Gesell Institute of Child Development. Nancy also attends the training
courses taught by the Office of Children and Family Services each year.
County Board of Legislators
- Peru, South America - taught 18 students, grades 1 through 8, all academic subjects
- Brewster NY Junior High School taught 8th grade English and History
- France-US Army School for Dependents, 7th and 8th grades all academic subjects
- Ashland, Mass. Junior High School, 7th grade World Political Geography and English
- Copper Beech Middle School, (Lakeland School District), 7thgrade History and English
Director and active teacher at Tom Thumb
Preschool since 1968
expressed gratitude to Nancy Brophy. Click on
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