You’re committed to creating a home for your child filled with love, learning, respect and encouragement. You should expect that same level of commitment from your childcare center.

At Chestnut Children’s Center we strive to meet that expectation with a warm, nurturing and stimulating environment that respects and encourages the individuality of every child and fosters a genuine love of learning and discovery.

Dedication • Community • Trust

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.

Flexible • Convenient • Versatile

Chestnut Children’s Center is a full-year program with parent-friendly extended hours--open 7:00 am to 6:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Our program offerings include full day, half-day nursery, and kindergarten, welcoming children from infancy until they head off to first grade ready to grow and learn even more.