Ryan Hurley’s Video

Ryan Hurley’s Video

Hi Mrs. Brophy,

In between teaching and taking care of these 3 lovely children, Ryan (Mrs. Cancro/Mrs. Cichetti) and I have been making cookies videos! Today he put on him Tom Thumb shirt because “Mrs. Brophy LOVES when we cook.” ? He also let his siblings have a cameo.

Thanks for being such a positive influence on my kids! We’re sorry to not see everyone for the rest of the year, but I look forward to having a Senior and Thumbelina student next year!

Christina and Michael Hurley

Tom Thumb is Building a New Website

Tom Thumb is Building a New Website

Tom Thumb Website History

Tom Thumb Preschool was founded in 1968. The Internet was not in existence then as it is today. At that time, we advertised in the Penny Saver and we got our students through word-of-mouth. Our first website was created on May 17, 2001. This small site had contact information including a few pages of content. We don’t have a screenshot of the first site.

In 2007, We had a Meeting about Our Website

tom thumb preschool old website

2009 Tom Thumb Preschool Website

At the meeting, we started to think about our website as a useful promotional tool to disseminate relevant information to our customers. In 2008, Nancy Brophy began to come up with design ideas and do some preparation for new content on the new website. We wanted a new website to have a brand appeal to remind us of children and to present real information about our school and programs, instead of a sales talk.

Much of this original core content devised in 2008 by Nancy and her team survive today on the website. We still hold to our vision, mission, and beliefs while our school expanded and achieved success by educating over eleven thousand graduates. The screenshot on the right is taken from wayback.com. It is a rendition of our redesigned website of April 29, 2009.

2011 Tom Thumb Preschool Website

2011 Tom Thumb Preschool Website

On June 14, 2011, we created the current website as depicted with the screen-shot on the right. We kept most of the previous content and we included new information, programs, and new best-practices. The screen-shot on the right is based on HTML technology with WordPress for blog functions.


October 2019 We will Introduce a New Website.

Our New Website is Built to Better Serve Our Customers


Our New Website

Current Tom Thumb Preschool Website

2019 om Thumb Preschool Website

We are proud to announce the new Tom Thumb Preschool Website with improvements to better serve our customers and the Internet audience. Our goal is to create a new website experience using state-of-the-art technology while keeping the same familiar look of our original site.

Our new website uses the most innovative “open-source” software available today as a content management system with the capability to add more function and enhance our web presence as our preschool continues to serve our true customer – our students.

current tom thumb preschool website

New TomTthumb Preschool Website – Top of Home Page

Also, we made a significant change in the way we manage content. The new website greatly reduces programming efforts to more easily publish information and distribute the content directly. Our new website makes it easier to communicate with fewer steps to deliver content faster. It allows the Senior Director to get her messages out in real-time.

At Tom Thumb Preschool, we see technological improvements as the path to be more efficient and deliver more value quicker.

Our New Website is Focused on 3 Main Areas:

New Tom Thumb Preschool Website

New Tom Thumb Preschool Website – further down on the Home Page

  1. Provide information about our school, brand and messages from Nancy Brophy
  2. Deliver information, tuition, and enrollment about our 5 Tom Thumb Programs:
    • ThumBelina
    • Junior & Senior Preschool
    • Stay & Play Safely
    • Catch Us if You Can Summer Camp
  3. Communicate about our program schedule, calendar of events, school activities and articles

Our New Tom Thumb Preschool Website - further down the Home Page

Our New Tom Thumb Preschool Website – further down on the Home Page

Our new website is designed to work with cell phones, tablets, and desktop computers to help visitors find the information easier by using a Search Box and a new menu system with an information structure that is easy to follow.

Please feel free to contact us about our website with recommendations, feedback, or suggestions by leaving a comment.

Thank you all for your support.


2015 Business Person of the Year

The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce 17th  Annual Dinner Dance and Awards Celebration – 2015 Honoree, Nancy Brophy, for the Business Person of the Year

Nancy Brophy is the founder and owner of the Tom Thumb Preschool

Nancy Brophy 2015 Honoree for Business Person of the Year

Yorktown Chamber of Commerce 17th Annual Awards Celebration

Nancy has been developing the Tom Thumb Campus for over 47 years and still not finish. She founded Tom Thumb as a private school in 1965. She has continuously expanded and enhanced the Tom Thumb Preschool to keep pace with her innovated preschool programs to its present facility of today.

In 1985, she included Dynamic Gymnastics. The campus serves children from 2 years old (Thumbelina), 3 to 5 years (Tom Thumb) and up to 18 years old at Dynamic Gymnastics. In addition, the campus offers an after-school program (Stay & Play) for elementary school children and summer camp (Catch Us If You Can).

Nancy’s goal is to provide the highest quality educational services to improve our society by helping our children reach their full potential. She is committed to her belief, “Children have their own special strengths that time and play will reveal“.

Senior Director Nancy Brophy

Nancy Brophy

Nancy Brophy is proud to be an educator and secondly a business woman that has built her business specifically serve the educational needs of children. To learn more about Nancy Brophy read the Northern Westchester Examiner’s July 21 article by clicking on Decorated Preschool Educator Going Strong 47 Years Later.

Congratulatory Mention by the Local Business Community that Knows, Likes and Trusts Nancy Brophy

Michael J. Grace, Supervisor, Town of Yorktown, message, ” We congratulate Nancy Brophy as recipient of this year’s Business Person of the Year. As owner and director of Tom Thumb Preschool, Nancy has been providing quality preschool child services to our Yorktown community for almost 50 years”

Hon. & Mrs. Salvatore A. Lagonia and Non. & Mrs. Gary J. Raniolo congratulates Nancy Brophy

Saidel & Saidel Attorneys at Law congratulates Nancy Brophy

Mount Kisco Medical Group PC congratulates Nancy Brophy

Rosanna & Al Capellini congrats to Life Achiever Nancy Brophy

New York – Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital congratulates Nancy Brophy

Events to Remember congratulates Nancy Brophy

Unicorn Contracting Corp. congratulates Nancy Brophy

Comfort Heating, Inc. congratulates Nancy Brophy

RGI Properties, Inc. congratulates Nancy Brophy

Harrison Apar Field of Dreams Foundation congratulates Nancy Brophy

Putnam County Saving Bank congratulates Nancy Brophy

Field Home A Community of Caring Services congratulates Nancy Brophy

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