Tom Thumb Preschool
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Tom Thumb Preschool -- We focused on "Kindergarten Readiness" for age 3 to 5 years old

Junior & Senior Preschool Programs

Our Junior and Senior Programs at Tom Thumb Preschool are aimed at developing the social and emotional skills needed for "school success". One often hears "kindergarten readiness" as a goal for preschoolers. Tom Thumb raises the bar to "lifetime skills". These skills are important from grade school through college. Our preschool is unique and programs have been continuously assessed and improved to adjust to the present culture and our current technologically advanced society. Each program is geared to a specific age group and keeping the interest of the child is of paramount importance. Tom Thumb's programs are time tested and extremely well-thought out and have been refined through the years.

Highlights of Our Goals for the Junior and Senior Programs are:

  • Critical thinking
  • Social skills
  • Exposure to new interests
  • Original thinking
  • Independent action to satisfy goals
  • Assimilate new knowledge
  • Problem solving
  • Fine and gross motor skills

Highlights of Our Academics:

  • Pre-reading
  • Pre-writing (include alphabet and numbers)
  • Language
  • Pre-math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Citizenship
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Physical Education
  • Drumming
  • French for 4 years olds

Finding children's strengths and emphasizing them are our main objective. Our teachers assess children and create a plan to take them a step further. The staff has gone to great lengths to develop a program that will encourage and stimulate the natural curiosity of young minds. It's important for children to have a free-choice time where they choose playmates and activities. Tom Thumb recognizes the power of play.

Specific details about our program can be found in our brochure.


2:15 PM Dismissal Program & 3:15 PM Dismissal Program - Enrichment Program

Highlights of 2:15 PM Dismissal Program (8:45 AM - 2:15 PM) or 3:15 PM Dismissal Program (8:45 AM - 3:15 PM)

Children attend preschool in the morning and have lunch brought from home. In the afternoon, our enrichment program is group-oriented as children often play and do activities with a partner or a small group. Cooperation is encouraged. Activities are planned, so that children may choose to participate in different activities. They also take advantage of our gym, stage and playgrounds. Specialists are brought in to enhance the educational experience. The specialists of the past include:

  • Science lesson with a chemist
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Fun Gym
  • Yoga
  • Drumming
  • Piano keyboard
  • Math in the Rainbow Room
  • Science in the Rainbow Room

Further details about our Extended and Full day program can be explored by a visit to Tom Thumb.

Before and After School Hours

Children may come to Tom Thumb as early as 6:50 AM and must be picked-up no later than 6:00 PM.

Gift of Time

This program is available for those children who are turning 5 years old by November 30th and would have been eligible for Kindergarten next September. Children's readiness for school has a high correlation with their emotional and social maturity. The gift of time is exactly what this program offers. This program will be explained in detail during your visit.

Preschool Classes:

Junior Class: Children must be 3 years old by November 30th and toilet-trained is recommended. However, children are considered on an individual basis as to their readiness for preschool.

Senior Class: Children must be 4 years old by November 30th .

Tuition: To view the tuition for the school year click on the Tuition web page

Class Schedule: (Tom Thumb will continue to follow Lakeland Central School District's academic schedule. To access Lakeland School District Calendar, click on school calendar. Tom Thumb Preschool for both the Junior and Senior programs, as well as, for the ThumBelina program, will follow the Lakeland School District calendar.


  • 2:15 PM Dismissal Program: - 8:45 AM - 2:15 PM
  • 3:15 PM Dismissal Program: - 8:45 AM - 3:15 PM
  • Before School Care starts at 6:50 AM
  • After School Care:
  • Early Drop-off - 6:50 AM
  • Pick-up Before 4:00 PM
  • Pick-up Before 5:00 PM
  • Pick-up Before 6:00 PM

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 for all students). For those registered for Before Care it will also be delayed one hour.


  • 2 days/week (Tuesday and Thursday)

  • 3 days/week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)

  • 5 days /week (Monday through Friday)


Please refer to the current Tom Thumb Preschool brochure, for further details. A copy of the brochure may be obtained by completing the online form, by clicking on request a brochure or calling Tom Thumb Preschool on (914) 528-5600 and ask for it to be sent to you by postal mail.


You may also request a brochure via email. Send your request to . Be sure to include your name and postal address city, state & zip code.

For parents that want deeper understanding of Tom Thumb Preschool, we would recommend making an appointment to set up a confidential meeting with either the school Director, Nancy Brophy or Assistant Director, Ann Gaspari.  You and your child may take a guided tour through the campus, see the school in action and have all your questions answered. Registration will be accepted, but is never expected at this time.

Please contact us to set up an appointment.

Backward Biking Racing
Solving a Puzzle as a Group
Backward Biking Racing Solving a Puzzle as a Group
Science Class Making a Volcano
Singing on Stage
Singing on Stage Science Class Making a Volcano
Tom Thumb Classroom Number 3
Summer Playtime in Playground
Tom Thumb Classroom Number 3 Summer Playtime in Playground
Our Students in Classroom  (left) Ready to leave for the day and (right) circle-time
Kids getting ready to leave for the day preschool activity circle-time

At Tom Thumb, we are all about our students. They're the reason why our school exists.
Solving a Puzzle in a Group Setting
Solving a Puzzle in a Group Setting
Learning a New Song
Learning a New Song
Creative Playtime
Creative Playtime
Preparing for Drumming Concert
Preparing for Drumming Concert
Singing in a Group Circle
Singing in a Group Circle
Gym-time Physical Education
Gym-time Physical Education
Rehearsal on Stage
Rehearsal on Stage
Sing-along in a Group Circle
Sing-along in a Group Circle
French Class
French Class
Arts and Crafts
Arts and Crafts
Gym-time Hosted at Dynamic Gymnastics
Gym-time hosted at Dynamic Gymnastics
Our Back Playground
Our Back Playground