We are an in-home preschool program in West Harrison, licensed by New York State Office of Children and Family Services, ID#621236.  We are also a NYS registered business.  


PTYCP believes in nurturing and celebrating gains in children's confidence, creativity, character, and community by providing a structured preschool environment where

children feel safe and

secure to explore,

discover and learn!  

Family Testimonials

"Carmel Tuminaro is the teacher every parent dreams their child will have. Her patience, kindness and warmth not only enhance a child's learning experience, but help put parents at ease. She is constantly willing to go the extra mile to keep parents informed and included in their child's growth and development. Wherever Carmel is teaching is where I want my child to be. Basically, if children came with instructions one would read "SEND ME TO THE PLEASE AND THANK YOU CHILDREN'S PLACE!"  ~ Lisa Markowitz

"What a perfect way to start Kindergarten." ~ Marisa Calderon

"The BEST hidden secret in West Harrison!  My 3 year old joined Please and Thank You only recently and I am seeing such improvement in her speaking ability and her overall comprehension." ~ Harley Di Nardo

"Ms. Carmel's school has prepared my little girl for kindergarten and I could not be more grateful!  I have two sons too, and they will definitely be joining Please & Thank You Children's Place once they are of age! ~ Yessenia Leticia Marquez

NYS Licensed

CPR/First Aid

Welcome to our one-of-a-kind in-home preschool! 
We hope you love our classroom just as much as we do!
Please contact Carmel Tuminaro to schedule your tour (914)468-6656.

Find our Preschool Entrance at the red door; follow the front pavers around the right to the preschool gate.

Hi, I'm Carmel, PTYCP's Preschool Teacher and Owner.  I hold NYS Teaching Certifications Birth-Grade 2, and earned a dual Master of Science in Early Childhood Education/Special Education. Preschool is my passion!

​​​Please and Thank You Children's PLace, LLC



Certified Teacher

Our Staff is certified in infant-child CPR and First Aid, and participate in on-going professional training concentrating in Early Childhood Development and Education.