The Most Advance Playground Facilities in the Area

The Most Advance Playground Facilities in the Area

Tom Thumb Campus has the State-of-the-Art of Playgrounds in our Local Area

Our playgrounds are the most advanced play facilities in our local area. Tom Thumb Campus playgrounds are exclusively for our students and Lakeland Elementary School Students who attend our Stay and Play Program and kids who attend our summer day camp, Catch Us If You Can. Our staff always supervises kids that play in our playgrounds, which are fenced and secure.


ThumBelina Playground

Tom Thumb Ball Field Playground

Tom Thumb Main Playground

Casey and Brandon – Tom Thumb Graduates

Casey and Brandon – Tom Thumb Graduates

What are the chances of bumping into two Tom Thumb Graduates in a huge medical facility?

Since Tom Thumb Preschool opened its doors in 1968, over 11,000 Tom Thumber have graduated. Now, Westchester Medical Center, located in Valhalla, NY, is a 415-bed academic hospital and the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. Westchester Medical Center employs more than 13,000 people, including nearly 3,000 attending physicians.

So, it was a delightful surprise to meet 2 Tom Thumb graduates at this huge medical facility in Valhalla that’s part of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, which is composed of 10 hospitals on 8 campuses and spans 6,200 square miles in the lower and mid-Hudson Valley.  2 tom thumbers at westchester medical center

I met two Tom Thumb Graduates, Casey and Brandon, at the Valhalla medical facility. Each Tom Thumber was from a different graduation year. Casey and Brandon remember their Tom Thumb experience and consider it a benefit and contributor to who they are and their success. Casey is an occupational therapist and lives in Westchester County.  Brandon is part of the PT medical staff and lives in Dutchess County.

It was wonderful talking with Casey and Brandon and reminiscing. I asked them to pose for a picture so I could share it on the Tom Thumb Blog.

Brandon and Casey are tom thumb graduates

Google Review from Erik Jackson

Google Review from Erik Jackson

We are always pleased to receive Google Reviews. However,  at Tom Thumb Preschool, we receive most of our positive feedback from personal handwritten notes and Thank You Notes. We post some of these notes as blog posts. But there are just too many to publish on this website.  For parents who want to present feedback on Tom Thumb,  please write a Google Review.  We appreciate the following review from Erik.

Please click on Tom Thumb Campus Google Review, to provide a Google Review of your experience with our school. Thank you.

google review by erik jaackson

Note from Amanda

Note from Amanda

note from amanda about meet madame
Thursday, November 9

Hi Mrs Fitzgerald,

Logan and I had the most amazing experience at CVS on Monday. A lovely couple went out of their way to talk with Logan and surprised him by buying a toy fire truck that he was admiring. The woman was “Madame” (Ann Gaspari) – she said worked with you at Tom Thumb for many years! (she taught French)

If you are in contact with her, please extend my deepest gratitude for her kindness and generosity. It caught me by surprise just as much as Logan – the world needs more of these small acts of love ♡.

I hope you enjoy the long weekend!

Amanda S.

ann gaspari

Ann Gaspari – a respected Tom Thumb legacy teacher – retired. We miss sparkling personality teaching French 

ThumBelina & Tom Thumb Supply List

ThumBelina & Tom Thumb Supply List

2023-2024 Student Supply List

Please provide the following for each child. 

For ThumBelina Students, click here or on the screenshot below to download and print the list.

20223- 2024 ThumBelina Supply List

Click on the image to download the PDF.


For Tom Thumb Students, click here or on the screenshot below to download and print the list.

20223- 2024 Tom Thumb Supply List

Click on the image to download the PDF

Stay & Play Includes Optional Gymnastics Classes

Stay & Play Includes Optional Gymnastics Classes

Many years ago, we introduced gymnastics classes in our after-school program. Since then, it has been a regular option that parents have expected and requested.

This option provides a terrific value to parents by delivering fully supervised and quality gymnastics classes to our after-school children. With our extraordinary after-school gymnastics, children receive physical activities, skill development, and professional gymnastics coaching each week without the hassles of arranging transportation, scheduling appointments, or any effort by the parent. Tom Thumb’s Stay & Play Program handles everything.

Our Stay & Play Program offers more benefits than any other after-school program in the area.  We provide optional gymnastics classes as an integral part of the program. This means parents can easily choose to have their children participate in age-appropriate gymnastics classes with professional gymnastics coaches:

  • This option provides fun-filled energy-burning activities and  learning gymnastics
  • We make it extremely easy for parents to include gymnastics as part of a child’s after-school-schedule
  • Lakeland School District students are eligible for bus drop-off for our after-school program with this optional gymnastics.
  • Parents may choose from 1 to 3 gymnastics classes per week.


Those Stay & Play students attending these gymnastics classes are escorted along a 50-foot adjacent pathway to the Dynamic Gymnastic building by our staff within the Tom Thumb Campus. Students will receive an initial assessment, personally agreed improvement plan, goals, and supervised workouts by Dynamic Gymnastics Coaches. Students will have appropriate use of all Dynamic Gymnastics’ equipment and facilities as designated and supervised by the coaches. After the gymnastics class, our staff escorted the students back to Stay & Play.

Stay & Play provides a fun and secure environment with healthy snacks, a homework table, fully equipped playgrounds, an indoor gym, games, music, and dance. We also offer optional gymnastic classes for our Stay & Play students. Pickup by parents is as late as 5:30 PM.

Please call our office at (941) 528-5600 for further details and how your child can enjoy a convenient and fun after-school program at a very reasonable price.

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