Our Assistant Teacher brings a warm smile and a BIG heart to preschool, ready for a morning of learning adventures with friends- she loves EVERYTHING about our mornings together!  Mrs. Carmela is loved by our preschoolers, and there is something that makes her an extra special teacher; her youngest is a graduate of PTYCP!  Mrs. Carmela knows firsthand the care and dedication we shower our children and families with. 

During previous years, Mrs. Carmela facilitated a supporting role to young children's developmental growth; working with families to care for and nurture their children's developmental milestones through age-appropriate, safe, fun-loving experiences. She advances her expertise in Early Childhood Development and Education through Professional Development approved by OCFS, and is CPR-First Aid Certified.  She looks forward to growing with each child and their family, and to different, new experiences at preschool each day! 

Mrs. Carmela is a resident of West Harrison and lives with her husband and their two beautiful school-age children. Her favorite activities are centered around family time- outdoor play with her children, gatherings with extended family, and spending time with neighborhood families and their children. 

PTYCP Is My Heart

Just like your babies were nurtured and loved before they came into this world, so was Please and Thank You Children's Place!  PTYCP started as a dream influenced by my own early childhood experiences, by learning and growing as a mother to three children, and teaching early childhood- 20+ years of rewarding experiences with children across Westchester County.  Along the way, I envisioned a program where children would feel safe to play, learn, and grow. There is an air of harmony, peace and wonderment at Please and Thank You Children's Place.  We look forward to playing and learning together each day.  We are a family of friends, or as I like to say, a preschool family.  PTYCP is everything I imagined it could be and so much more- a community of happy, healthy developing children and their supportive families.  Providing this wonderful environment is a dream I am proud to offer to the community.  I am thankful to support, encourage and nurture little lives! 

Loving the early childhood years, working with families, and helping children to grow is, without a doubt, my true calling. My experiences working with children and their families in mainstream, special education, non-profit, and private settings have been a catalyst to furthering my calling.  In addition to these experiences, I hold a dual Master of Science in Education, and dual NYS Professional Teaching Certifications;  Birth - Grade 2 in Early Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities; CPR-First Aid Certified.   

Families can trust PTYCP's commitment and exceptional care for children's positive early learning and development.  I am confident that your child and family will have memorable experiences with our PTYCP school family!
Warm Regards,
Carmel Tuminaro, M.S.Ed.

Owner & Preschool Teacher

Why I Love PTYCP

Please and Thank You Children's Place, LLC

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Quality & Care


​Preschool made comfy & cozy

PTYCP works diligently with the Office of Children and Family Services to secure children's safety, health and well-being.  
Families searching for quality early childhood programs can view NYS Regulations, verify Program Licensing and Information, and Program Compliance Records through the OCFS web site.  This is one step toward making an important decision; finding a program you can trust with the most precious piece of your heart, where he or she will love and grow in as many ways possible.

Our preschool and summer programs provides families with peace of mind, positive experiences, and life-long memories. We strive to provide quality programming above and beyond mandated licensing regulations. Little ones enjoy their days together in our safe, nurturing, loving community!​
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