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We Make Education a Fun Learning Experience

Stay & Play Club -- "Stay and Play Club" is a fun, active & safe place for elementary school children

tom thumb playgroundTom Thumb fenced-in playground The Stay and Play Club is open to all children in Lakeland School District who attend kindergarten through 5th grade.


Due to space restrictions enrollment in this program is limited. Busing is available from the local Elementary Schools in the area of Lakeland Central School District.

Delayed Opening

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 8 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.

Our Program is Focused on Learning, Games, Play and Fun

Our Back Playground

Our Stay and Play Club operating hours for:

  • Before School Care from 6:50 AM to when buses depart
  • After School Care when buses arrive or 2:45 PM to 6:00 PM

Before School Care:

We offer drop-off at 6:50 AM for each school day:

  • To when buses depart for their elementary school
  • We also offer delayed opening starting at 8:00 AM

After School Care:

We offer different time slots for pick-up for each day:

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

1,2,3,4 or 5 days per week


"Half Day Program" -- the club will be open early on days Lakeland Elementary Schools have a scheduled half day. Please note , there will be an additional fee for those who need any extra time.

Click on Stay & Play Club Tuition to see enrollment information and tuition details.

Please Note: This is a new policy for this year and applies for Tom Thumb/Thumbelina as well. -- for example: If Lakeland delays 2 hours Tom Thumb will delay 1 hour only (Tom Thumb will open at 10:00 am for all students). For those registered for Before School Care it will also be delayed one hour.

Call the Tom Thumb Office (914) 528-5600 or email Carol at to receive a copy of the Stay and Play Brochure


Tom Thumb Campus provides fenced-in playground and supervised

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Stay and Play Club offers:

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  • Supervised by teachers with individual child guidance
  • A wonderful play atmosphere
  • Kid tested facilities by 9,000 children over 45 years
  • Safe environment, fenced in and video cameras
  • Diverse variety of play equipmentlearning fun- globe
  • A place to socialize with other children
  • A place to learn new games
  • Healthy after school snacks, homework tables
  • Playground, indoor gym
  • Board games & Street Games in fenced -in playground and gym
  • Game Tournaments, Music & Dancing
  • 10 Foot TV screen for educational and entertainment videos

"Stay and Play Club" uses the facilities of the Tom Thumb Campus

The playgrounds, ball fields, gym, stage and the "purple room "are all available for the Stay and Play Club.

Our staff will also escort your child to the Dynamic Gymnastics, if they are registered for a gymnastic class.


For students who attend Stay & Play and who also take a class at Dynamic Gymnastics we offer a discount rate for Stay & Play for the day they have a gymnastics class. Tom Thumb and Dynamic Gymnastics Families have first preference for enrollment in the Stay and Play Program.

Stay and Play Club

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Uses the Tom Thumb Campus tom thumb logo

check mark indoor activitiesFun Activities regardless of weather (Snow, Rain or sunshine Shine)

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chess gameThe Stay & Play Club is like an after school fun camp with a homework table.





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