Chestnut Children's Center

  • 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 TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students155 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Chestnut Children's Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

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