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Tom Thumb Preschool

ThumBelina Program
Early education should begin with gentle loving care and always with fun


Tom Thumb’s “Terrific Twos


thumbelina the school for 2's

We are a leader in preschool educations for decades and have developed in 2010 ThumBelina — Terrific Twos Program with the quality you expect.

Although our ThumBelina Program includes childcare services, we are an experienced private school and certified by the State of New York Social Services.

 Tom Thumb Preschool is trusted and recognized in the area to provide the best quality early childhood education for over 50 years. Your child deserves the best quality education and childcare available. 

 crayonsTom Thumb is successful because of our loving care and our superior early childhood educational services. We improve the lives of our students since 1968.

Please call us for an appointment to visit our school and talk to our Director.

ThumBelina is a safe and healthy environment for your child and designed by Nancy Brophy specifically  for 2 years olds.



ThumBelina – First School for Twos

For Children Starting at Age 2 years Old by November 30th

thumbelina student


ThumBelina Student

ThumBelina’s classroom and playground is designed specifically for the two years olds.

ThumBelina is a wonderful place to grow with loving care, fun, play and learning. We are way beyond child-care. We are a preschool and skilled and experienced with this age group.

Just consider ThumBelina as “A Home Away from Home” completely devoted to the needs of younger children.

ThumBelina’s goal is to enhance educational and social skills of your child, while concurrently improving their body movement, motor skills and dexterity. We go far beyond the typical programs of day-care by immersing our students into the ThumBelina Learning Environment designed expertly for this age.

Our program provides a fresh new approach especially geared to help children grow mentally, physically and socially.

Your child is precious and the first 5 years of their life determines who they will become. Consider what’s best for your child and the program that will best help him or her grow. We think you will be pleasantly surprised to know ThumBelina delivers a quality education that you can trust at a reasonable price.


Please read further to discover the details of our program and value we provide. To view tuition options available, click on ThumBelina Tuition.

Our Facilities are Designed Specially for Two Year Olds



More About Our ThumBelina Program


ThumBelina Program Options:

Half Day Program: 9:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. (morning session)

Full Day Program: 9:10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sessions Available:

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  • Tuesday & Thursday
  • Monday through Friday

This program is for children who will be two by December 30. Before & After Child Care is also available, please call for more information. Enrollment will be accepted as applications are received. The first received are the first to obtain class and session desired! A verification of enrollment will be acknowledged by email or phone call.

Before and After School Care: (This is only for students enrolled in ThumBelina.)

Before School hours:

  • Arrive as early as 7:30 AM

After school hours:

  • Pick-up Before 4:00 PM
  • Pick-up Before 5:00 PM
  • Pick-up Before 6:00 PM

ThumBelina Details:

thumbelina studentThumbelina is an program focused on promoting intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth.

We have built a new facility just for ThumBelina located on the Tom Thumb Campus. It’s a creative environment for play and to learn.  We provide the perfect atmosphere to allow our students to feel comfortable, capable, special and at home. – “A Home Away from Home.”

Our program is personalized to this stage-of-life by emphasizing the development of the inner self:

  • Self-image
  • Self control
  • Respect and appreciation for their acomplishments
  • Discovery of boundaries and rules
  • Changing contrary (No) thinking to exploring options to choose

thumbelina studentThumBelina Students will Learn and Practice:

  • Physical Activities
  • Small Muscle Skills
  • Language Development:
  • Cognitive Development
  • Social Development
  • Emotional Development
  • Basic Self-Care
  • Toilet Training

We are now enrolling for our ThumBelina Program fall semester. Please call (914) 528-5600 or email us to receive our new ThumBelina Brochure.

Delayed Opening Policy for Stay and Play Safely Club, ThumBelina & Tom Thumb Students

We operate only on those days when the Lakeland Central School District has classes in session. When Lakeland has delayed openings, we we will delay 1 hour only. Our “Before School Care” program will open at 7:55 AM for those registered for this program. When Lakeland closes early due to weather we allow working parents enough time to make arrangements for pick-up. We trust parents will come as soon as possible.


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