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Before and After School Care for 2021and 2022

Before and After School Care for 2021and 2022

We have a new 2021 procedure to schedule our Before and After School Care for:

  • ThumBelina
  • Juniors and Seniors Preschool
  • Stay and Play Club (for Lakeland School District Kids)

We have created new Before and After School Care monthly worksheets for you to specify your schedule and cost. Please obtain your copy from our office or download & print it from this page for the next month.

Complete the Before and After School Care monthly worksheet for each child.

This monthly worksheet must be received before the twenty-first day of the month for before and/or after school care.


Before and After School Care monthly Worksheets are available below.


Click the image of the monthly form below to download and print.

tom thumb and thumbelina before and after shool care

Tom Thumb and ThumBelina Students After and Before School Care Monthly Worksheet Form for October 2021

tom thumb and thumbelina school care form

Tom Thumb and ThumBelina Students After and Before School Care Monthly Worksheet Form for November 2021

tom thumb and thumbelina school care form

Tom Thumb and ThumBelina Students After and Before School Care Monthly Worksheet Form for December 2021

Stay and play Before and After School care

Stay and Play Club After and Before School Care Monthly Worksheet Form for October 2021

stay and play before and after school form

Stay and Play Club After and Before School Care Monthly Worksheet Form for November 2021

stay and play school care form

Stay and Play Club After and Before School Care Monthly Worksheet Form for December 2021

2021 Summer Camp Begins June 28

2021 Summer Camp Begins June 28

tom thumb summer camp playground

Tom Thumb’s largest playground fully equipped

Our Summer Camp is for ages 3 1/2 through 5th grade.


Tom Thumb’s Summer Camp is now open for enrollment.

Now’s the perfect time to register for our summer camp.


tom thumb "catch Us if you Can" summer camp - kids riding scooters

tom thumb “Catch Us if You Can” summer camp – kids riding scooters

As the COVID-19 virus subsides, we will return to our fast-paced lifestyle with the hustle and bustle of work, running errands, and picking up and dropping off the kids; time seems just quickly to fly by. The last day of school is June 25, which means summer vacation is a month away. Then suddenly, you have 2 months of a long summer.

Don’t be caught at the last minute with a long summer ahead trying to fill your child’s summer schedule with an active fun-filled camp experience. Did I mention, there is a 10% discount for the second child when both children attend our camp at the same time.

Yes, this is a perfect time to register your child at Tom Thumb’s Catch Us If You Can Summer Camp. Our new registration form is now available, just click on Camp Registration Form 2021, and is ready for you to download and print.

Register now for the 2021 Summer Camp at the Tom Thumb Campus

tom thumb summer camp

They don’t know when the bucket is ready to tip and empty the water!

Our new registration form has a simple check box, you choose the days you want your child to attend camp. Please note, you must sign-up for a minimum of 3 weeks with a minimum of 3 days per week. Many of our Tom Thumb Preschool parents enroll their child for the entire 7 weeks. Your kids will love it.

Complete the form and sign it and write a check for $174 tuition that must accompany the registration form. Finally, enclose the registration form and check into an envelope and mail it to the address that appears in the upper left of the form. It’s that easy to enroll at our “Catch Us If You Can” Summer Camp before it’s too late.

Then it’s done, your child is set for summer camp and you don’t have to worry about it.

Camp begins June 28th and the kids will have a wonderful fun-filled summer!


Accepting 2021 Fall Registration

Accepting 2021 Fall Registration

Tom Thumb Campus

Tom Thumb Campus

We Go Way Beyond Child Care!

Tom Thumb Preschool is a private school that’s Licensed by the New York State Department of Education.


Accepting 2021 Registration for Tom Thumb Preschool and ThumBelina:

tom thumb field trip to indian church

Indian Church Field Trip

Register for our 2021 – 2022 school session that starts in September is now available. To get started, click on Registration Forms to download the form, print it, complete it and send it to us with your check for the $100 deposit. It’s that easy!

We recommend submitting your completed Registration Form with your refundable deposit of $100 as early as possible to ensure placement in the class you want. Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

tom thumb's thanksgiving party

Thanksgiving Party

If your child doesn’t plan on attending Tom Thumb Preschool or ThumBelina, please mention to your friends, family, or neighbors that our registration process has begun for 2021. Your referral is greatly appreciated.

As always, current Tom Thumb and ThumBelina students are given an early reminder to register for next year to secure their slot before the classes fill up.

Thank you for registering as early as possible.

Click here to download our 2021-2022 Registration Forms.

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Tom Thumb Preschool Class session


Contact us for more information about our private school.

Tom Thumb Preschool mini Olympics

Tom Thumb Preschool Mini Olympics

tom thumb preschool 50 year anniversary

Over 50 Years in Preschool Education


Summer Camp Registration Begins June 28

Summer Camp Registration Begins June 28

A Quick Reminder

Our Summer Camp Registration Begins June 28

“Catch Us If You Can” Summer Day Camp:

  • For ages 3 1/2 through 5th graders
  • Up to 7 weeks
  • June 28th through August 13th
  • (Monday through Friday – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM)
  • Before and After Camp Care from 8:000 AM to 5:00 PM is Available
  • Registration begins April 15


To learn more, click on Catch Us If You Can or Summer Camp Tuition

Our COVID-19 Procedures

Our COVID-19 Procedures

Tom Thumb Procedures to Protect Our Children, Staff & Families from the spread of COVID-19

thank you to healthcare, first responders


  • Seniors arrive at 8:40 AM
  • Juniors arrive at 8:55 AM
  • ThumBelina children arrive at 9:10 AM


  • Tom Thumb – 2:15 PM or 3:15 PM
  • ThumBelina Morning Class – 11:50 AM
  • ThumBelina Full Day – 3:00 PM

Before School Care:

  • Earliest arrival time for Tom Thumb is 6:50 AM
  • Earliest Arrival time for ThumBelina is 7:30 AM

After School Care:

  • Latest Pickup Time on Campus is 6:00 PM


 Seniors: 8:40 AM

  • Cars line up & staff directs you.
  • One way in (Route 6) and one way out (Lexington Ave.)
  • Parents take children out of car, the staff takes temperatures with a wand thermometer.  Staff advises parents to leave.
  • Room 3 (Blue Room), Room 6 (Purple Room) & Room 7 (Rainbow Room) children enter through their outside doors, staff directs them.
  • Room 5 (Green Room) enters through the Kidsway Door.

Juniors 8:55 AM

  • Room 1 (Yellow Room) – Enters through Kidsway Door, staff shows the way.
  • Room 2 (Red Room) – Enters through Kidsway Door, staff shows the way.
  • Room 4 (Orange Room) – Children enter through the outside classroom door.

ThumBelina Children arrive at 9:10 AM

  • Parents will take children to their doors

ALL CHILDREN will have their temperatures taken outside before entering the class room doors, and again when all children have arrived. Temperatures will be recorded daily and children will be checked for any symptoms of illness throughout the day.

Due to inclement weather such as rain, snow, and wind, we will not be taking temperatures in the parking lot. Your child’s temperature will be taken at their classroom door. The thermometers will not register in the extreme cold. Your child’s safety is most important. Should we have a problem, we will contact you immediately. So far we have had no fevers.

All Staff & Children wash their hands as soon as they arrive. Staff wears masks & shields on.

School Policy

  • For any child that becomes sick during the day, the parents will be NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY.
  • A room is available to isolate the child and once the child leaves, the room will be cleaned and disinfected.

EXTRA STAFFING is available to handle the unexpected situations that WILL arise.

  • Windows are open for ventilating purposes, this includes during the winter, please have your child wear layers of clothing
  • We distance children whenever possible
  • ALL GROUPS remain in their classrooms (there will be no mixing of children & classes)
  • There are assigned and rotating outside play areas
  • NO large gatherings of children
  • Everyone must wash hands frequently
  • Example: before & after eating, using the sand table, sneezing, coughing or blowing nose, using the restroom and on many other occasions too numerous to list.
  • Children’s masks must have their name on the front.

Tom Thumb Campus follows all of the guidelines presented by the Center for Disease Control & Preventions (the CDC).

We keep a daily cleaning & disinfecting log.

Our cleaning company has done a deep cleaning of our entire facility on a regular basis.

I have a contract with STAT SANITIZING:

  • ATP Testing before & after disinfecting facility
  • STAT SANITIZING uses safe “green certified” disinfectants, approved by the EPA and included on the EPA’s list N:Disinfectants for use against Sars-Cov-2 (COVID-19)

Stat Sanitizing, LLC is a specialist in environmental disinfection. Paul Wimbert is OSHA HAZWOPER 40 certified, Blood born Pathogen certified, Certified Sanitizing Professional, as well as Certified Biocide Applicator by the National Organization of Remediation and Mold Inspectors (NORMI), and Certified Environmental Disinfection Specialist by the National Institute of Decontamination Specialists (NIDS).

Scientific Consultant Sandra Wimbert is a practicing board certified Forensic Toxicologist, also OSHA certified and Blood born Pathogen certified. Stat Sanitizing, LLC relies on Sandra’s education in cellular/molecular biology to assess both the safety and efficacy of the products they use.

A UV Light Purifier for Air Sterilization has been installed in all of our heating ducts. UV Light eliminates up to 99% of allergens, viruses, bacteria and mold.


  • Masks are not required, but if you choose to have your child wear one – please label it with their full name, provide extras and teach them how to put it on and take it off safely. For children under two – masks are prohibited.
  • If you or anyone in your family becomes ill, you must pick up your child and quarantine for 14 days.
  • All medical and vaccination records, emergency numbers and the confidential sheet must be up to date and received ASAP.
  • NO parents will be allowed inside the building.
  • Outdoor pickup only.
  • If you need to pick up your child early or arrive late to school, please call the office and a staff member will meet you at the door.
  • If your child is sick, they need to be fever free AND medication free for 24 hours before they can return to school
  • Please provide us with a valid email address should we need to contact you
  • Extra clothing is required by OCFS. Please send this in a large labeled ziploc bag.
  • For those needing before care – no breakfast for the time being at school
  • Store bought snacks only when celebrating birthdays please
  • SUPPLY BOX NEEDED FOR ALL CHILDREN. ThumBelina contains play dough, glue and crayons. Tom Thumb contains the same items as ThumBelina plus colored pencils, 2 glue sticks and scissors.


As always, please feel free to contact us via email at

Parents for your information: Ten local preschool and daycare centers have been meeting at the Tom Thumb Campus (with our masks on) to discuss plans for KEEPING ALL of our CHILDREN, FAMILIES, and STAFF safe from COVID-19. I appreciate their input and I thank them for sharing their years of experience with the group.


I thank all of our Families for your understanding during these times. And yes, the good times will come back again.

~ Nancy Brophy

Click here to print Our COVID-19 Procedures

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