Tom Thumb Preschool
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Celebrating Our 50th Year in Education

We are happy to announce our 50th year of continuous operation. Nancy Brophy and staff have persistently enhanced Tom Thumb's early education programs with innovative learning features and improvements. We remain true to our founding philosophy of encouraging every child to be the best they can be and achieve "success in school."

As a local private school, we employ New York State certified teachers for each class. We are proud of our reputation in the Lakeland School District community as a significant leader in "Preschool Education and Child Development".

Our long-standing history of tangible results has affected the lives of thousands Tom Thumb Preschool graduates. Many Tom Thumb graduates send their children to our school today.

If you are looking for the best preschool education for your child in the North Westchester and Putnam County Areas, you need to visit our school.

50 year anniversary

Tom Thumb: Where Educations Begins


Tom Thumb Preschool offers educational programs for children 2 through 5 years old. Our facilities are designed to provide an exceptional learning environment. Since we are usually the first school your child will attend, our programs are developed to ensure that education is a positive experience, rewarding and fun. For parents who need it, we provide before and after school care. We make education and child development a fun learning experience at an affordable price.

Tom Thumb Logo of trust and excellentA Lot More Than Child Care

Tom Thumb is a private school. Our teachers have either a BS or MS degree with a range of teaching experience between 7 years to 20 years. All our specialists in Music, Drumming, French, Science and Dance are professionals in their field. We are licensed by New York State Department of Education and New York Office of Children and Family Services.

Our staff is constantly learning by regularly attending advanced workshops in education and psychology. Since our inception, our programs have continually improved. We relentlessly pursue "excellence in education" and better ways to serve our children! We are dedicated to the next generation of great Americans.

Founder's Vision

Nancy Brophy Director and owner of Tom ThumbOur school was established in September of 1968 and was founded by Nancy Brophy, who has been the only owner and Director. Her vision of Tom Thumb is to provide "excellence in education" for the very young. Our mission: is to discover the individuality and strengths of children and develop their critical thinking and social skills to ensure they reach their full potential.  For more information about Nancy Brophy, please click on Founder

Tom Thumb Preschool providing excellence in education for 43 years

Tom Thumb is a Fun Place to Learn

Tom Thumb is a place of learning that doesn't subscribe to a single ideology or one method of education. We have selected the best ideas and practices from different educational systems and with our experience and expertise have developed a unique curriculum that defines Tom Thumb. Our school provides the atmosphere and opportunity for each student to develop social skills and learn the basic concepts necessary for success. By using our approach and the "Power of Play" the learning experience is both fun and rewarding.

The Best Choice for Your Child

Tom Thumb is recogized as a top-notch private school serving Lakeland School District for over 50 years. We are reasonably priced and provide excellent programs that include Child Care and Education. Tom Thumb students that enter kindergarten are always identified as remarkable.

Please contact us to visit Tom Thumb and talk about your child.


Our Monthly Newsletter

For parents with a student in our school, read our current Monthly Newsletter, click on Tom Thumb & ThumBelina Newsletters.

Visitors are Always Welcome

Contact Us by email or call (914) 528-5600 an appointment is required for security to visit us.

Same Day Appointments are Available.

When you visit bring your child and you will: meet our Director, tour our facilities, see our school in operation, meet our staff, ask your questions and have a private conference to discuss your child and our education program.

We will provide you with meaningful information to help you make a preschool decision.

How Important is a Preschool Education?

The first 5 years of life, define a person more than the total of all the remaining years of life. Education is the strongest single factor that will affect your child's development and create a foundation for learning, accomplishments and future success.

Education at this early age is the most precious gift you can give your child to  succeed in life. Tom Thumb's educational programs will help develop your child: intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically. We not only focus on kindergarten readiness but the development of lifetime skills.

If you are interested in learning more about our school or receiving further  information, please click on Contact Us for an appointment.


Enroll Now in Our 2018 - 2019 Preschool Program

Are you looking for an established private preschool with an excellent reputation that goes way beyond babysitting?


Our goal has always been early education and child development to ensure your child will reach his or her full potential. In the Lakeland School District, teachers recognize Tom Thumb graduates as those that stand-out for being prepared, confident and ready to succeed.


Our school is a "fun learning experience" that children want to attend and play. For us "Play is Child's Work" and an integral part of our curriculum.


It's never too early to register for the 2018 Tom Thumb Preschool Fall Session. If we have an opening, we will accept enrollment during the current school year


Learn more about Tom Thumb or ThumBelina, click on Junior & Senior Preschool Programs or ThumBelina - First School for Two's.

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