Tom Thumb Preschool
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Thumbelina Tuition -- We provide excellent  value for a single reasonable price - no hidden fees 


ThumBelina's is our preschool program for toddler, starting at 2 years old.

ThumBelina's tuition is a yearly figure based on a ten month school calendar year (not a corporate year). We offer a budget plan of ten equal monthly payments due the first of each month. ThumBelina does not charge a registration fee. There are no additional fees for our special programs.

Upon registration a $100 deposit is due which will be credited to June’s monthly tuition payment, your first payment will be due on the first of September. Please make your checks payable to Tom Thumb Preschool.  We accept major credit cards and most debit cards.

Tuition Rates: For school year (Tom Thumb offers a 20% discount for a second child in the ThumBelina program or parents graduated from Tom Thumb, receive a 10% discount.)
Only 1 discount offered per family.

Tuition for ThumBelina Program:

Half Day Program: 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (morning session)

  • 2 days per week (Tues/Thurs)    - $ 278 per month
  • 3 days per week (Mon/Wed/Fri)  - $ 404 per month
  • 5 days per week (Mon – Fri)       - $ 626 per month

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

  • 2 days per week (Tues/Thurs)    - $ 505 per month
  • 3 days per week (Mon/Wed/Fri)  - $ 716 per month
  • 5 days per week (Mon – Fri)       - $ 1,055 per month

This program is for children who will be two by November 30. Additional 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.

Before and After School Care: We offers this care for only students enrolled in our programs.

Before School hours:

  • Arrive between 8:01 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. - $5 per day
  • After 8:30 a.m.-$2 per day

After School Hours

  • Pick up between 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – $ 5 per day
  • Pick up between 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – $ 9 per day
  • Pick up between 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – $12 per day

Special ThumBelina Discount

Thumbelina offers a special 25% discount to families who have or will have a child attending Tom Thumb Preschool while having a child in Thumbelina. This special discount is only for the two year old child.



Tom Thumb will continue to follow Lakeland Central School District's academic schedule.

We must be notified prior to August 15th if you are withdrawing your child, in order for us to refund ½ of your deposit. Your deposit will be forfeited if your child is withdrawn after our session begins. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Please note that it is impossible to deduct for any absenteeism. This is absolutely necessary to guarantee salaries, maintenance, insurance, payments, etc. Please do not ask us to make exceptions.

Tuition Summary and Comparison Chart

  ThumBelina Programs Half Day Program Full Day Program
Sessions Yearly Fee Cost per Hour Yearly Fee Cost per Hour
2 Days $2,780 $13.66 $5,050 $11.37
3 Days $4,040 $13.99 $7,160 $11.37
5 Days $6,260 $12.72 $10,550 $9.82

Tuition Analysis Report

Comparison of ThumBelina TuitionThe table to the left is a Tuition Analysis Report for ThumBelina Preschool by the different programs we offer.

You may download the complete tuition analysis document by clicking on the table to the left or on ThumBelina Tuition Analysis Report.

ThumBelina, (preschool program for toddlers), delivers a quality education at an affordable price.