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​​NYS Licensed

Please and Thank You Children's Place, LLC

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

Certified Teacher

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

Join Our Preschool Family!

  • ​​Our emphasis on social-emotional development supports children's confidence, creativity, character and sense of community- the foundation for life-long learning and healthy relationships.   
  • A small class size with a low child to teacher ratio provides your preschooler with ample attention and care; teachers gain a deeper understanding of his or her interests, abilities, and approaches to learning.  
  • The physical environment is designed to invite, inspire and engage active exploration and discovery through meaningful hands-on materials.  Learning goals are unique in that each child is unique; our eclectic play-based curriculum, driven by individual children and as a community, is adapted by early childhood philosophies such as Reggio Emilia, Montessori, Project-Based, and Developmentally Appropriate Practices.
  • The safety and security of a preschool in a friendly residential area for additional peace of mind.
  • Our hearts are in it!  Building a trusting, collaborative relationship with you and your child is our top priority! 

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

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

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