Chestnut Children's Center

167 Chestnut Street,
Needham, MA, 02492
Tel: (781)455-7144
Chestnut Children's Center was founded by Executive Director Lauren Petrini Hentschel in 1995.
Lauren is supported by an outstanding staff of childhood education professionals whose childcare responsibilities are embellished by their love of children and commitment to learning.
We address the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of children through a curriculum-based program of age-appropriate learning and play.
Whether in group activities, quiet time, active play or on field trips, our goal is to build each child's self-esteem while laying the groundwork for their ongoing education.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - K

Student Body

Total Students 155 students
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 78:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Sebastians School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Monsignor Haddad Middle (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Abbott School (2 miles away)
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  • Needham Monsignor Haddad Middle
    (Roman Catholic)
    110 May St
    Needham , MA , 02492
    (781)449-0133
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.4  mi  |  212  students  |  Gr.  7-9
  • Needham
    St. Joseph Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    90 Pickering St
    Needham , MA , 02492
    (781)444-4459
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.5  mi  |  452  students  |  Gr.  K-6
  • Needham Heights Needham Heights KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    1000 Highland Avenue
    Needham Heights , MA , 02494
    (781)449-0774
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    1  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Needham St. Sebastians School
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    1191 Greendale Avenue
    Needham , MA , 02492
    (781)449-5200
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    1.7  mi  |  356  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Needham Heights Knowledge Beginnings
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    206 A Street
    Needham Heights , MA , 02494
    (781)455-8723
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    2  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK

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