Tom Thumb Preschool

ThumBelina Program
Early education should begin with gentle loving care and always with fun

Tom Thumb’s “Terrific Twos


thumbelina the school for 2's


We are the leader in preschool education in the Lakeland School District area for decades and have developed in 2010 ThumBelina — Terrific Twos Program with the quality you expect.

Although our ThumBelina Program includes childcare services, we are an experienced private school and certified by the State of New York Social Services.

Tom Thumb Preschool is trusted and recognized in the area to provide the best quality early childhood education for over 50 years. Your child deserves the best quality education and childcare available. Most of our ThumBelina students go on to attend our Tom Thumb Junior and Senior Preschool and will graduate with 3 years of quality education and “Kindergarten Ready”.

crayonsTom Thumb is successful because of our loving care and our superior early childhood educational services. We improve the lives of our students since 1968.

Please call us for an appointment to visit our school and talk to our Director.

ThumBelina is a safe and healthy environment for your child and designed by Nancy Brophy specifically for 2 years olds.



ThumBelina – First School for Twos

For Children Starting at Age 2 Years Old by November 30th

thumbelina student

ThumBelina Student

ThumBelina’s classroom and playgrounds are designed specifically for two years olds.

ThumBelina is a wonderful place to grow with loving care, fun, play, and learning. We are way beyond child-care. We are a preschool and skilled and experienced with this age group.

Just consider ThumBelina as “A Home Away from Home” completely devoted to the needs of younger children.

ThumBelina’s goal is to enhance your child’s educational and social skills while concurrently improving their body movement, motor skills, and dexterity. We go far beyond the typical daycare programs by immersing our students into the ThumBelina Learning Environment designed expertly for this age.

Our program provides a fresh new approach geared to help children grow mentally, physically, and socially.

Your child is precious, and the first 5 years of their life determine who they will become. Consider what’s best for your child and the program that will best help them grow. We think you will be pleasantly surprised to know ThumBelina delivers a quality education that you can trust at a reasonable price.


Please reading further to discover the details of our program and the value we offer by clicking on ThumBelina Tuition.

Our Facilities are Designed Specifically for Two-Year-Olds


More About Our ThumBelina Program


ThumBelina Program Options:

Half-Day Program: 9:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. (morning session)

  • 2 Half Days per Week – Tuesday & Thursday
  • 3 Half Days per Week – Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Full-Day Program: 9:10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • 2 Full Days per Week – Tuesday & Thursday
  • 3 Full Days per Week – Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  • 5 Full Days per Week – Monday through Friday

This program is for children who will be two by December 30. Before & After Child Care is also available; please call for more information. Enrollment will be accepted as applications are received. The first applications received are the first to obtain the class and session desired! We will acknowledge and verification of enrollment by email or phone call.

Before and After School Hours

Children may come to Thumbelina as early as 7:30 AM and must be picked up no later than 5:30 PM. The After School Care is only available to those enrolled in the Full Day Program. Click on Tom Thumb Before and After School Care Flyer to learn about our Before and After School Care. This Before and After School Care for 2 year olds is only available to students enrolled in the ThumBelina Program.

Delayed Opening Policy for Stay and Play Safely Club, ThumBelina & Tom Thumb Students

When Lakeland has delayed openings, we will delay 1 hour only. Our “Stay and Play Safely Club” program will open at 7:50 AM for those registered for this program. Our “Before School Care” Program for Tom Thumb Juniors and Seniors and ThumBelina students we will open at 9:40 am.

When Lakeland closes early due to weather, we allow working parents enough time to make arrangements for pick-up. We trust parents will come as soon as possible.

ThumBelina Details:

thumbelina studentThumbelina is a program focused on promoting intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth.

We have built a new facility just for ThumBelina on the Tom Thumb Campus. It’s a creative environment for play and learning.  We provide the perfect atmosphere for our students to feel comfortable, capable, special, and at home. – “A Home Away from Home.”

Our program is personalized to this stage of life by emphasizing the development of the inner self:

  • Self-image
  • Self-control
  • Respect and appreciation for their accomplishments
  • Discovery of boundaries and rules
  • Giving opportunities for problem solving

thumbelina studentThumBelina Students will Learn and Practice:

  • Physical Activities
  • Small Muscle Skills
  • Language Development:
  • Cognitive Development
  • Social Development
  • Emotional Development
  • Basic Self-Care
  • Toilet Training

We are now enrolling for our ThumBelina Program fall semester. Please call (914) 528-5600 or email us to receive our new ThumBelina Brochure.

Delayed Opening Policy for Stay and Play Safely Club, ThumBelina & Tom Thumb Students

We operate only on those days when the Lakeland Central School District has classes in session. When Lakeland has delayed openings, we will delay for 1 hour only. Our “Before School Care” program will open at 7:30 AM for those registered for this program. When Lakeland closes early due to weather, we allow working parents enough time to arrange pick-up. We trust parents will come as soon as possible.


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