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Next Generation Children’s Centers have proudly served thousands of families throughout Massachusetts since we opened our first preschool in 1993. Our Andover center was opened in 2001 and has 19 spacious classrooms, a commercial kitchen, two indoor gym spaces, a covered outdoor play area, and two large outdoor playgrounds that were all created to accommodate the varying needs of different age groups.

Kind Child Program

We believe that children learn to be kind, giving, and thoughtful of others when they experience these traits firsthand. Kind Child is the foundation of our school’s culture and an important part of our Ascend Curriculum. We focus on the the development of social and emotional skills each month and a character trait like Responsibility, Thankfulness, and Friendship every two months. Our goal is to elevate the emotional well-being of each child in our care and strengthen friendships!

Safety & Security

We know what an enormous decision it is to leave your child in the care of others. We pledge to do everything in our power to make our preschool as healthy, safe, and secure as possible, and we designed our schools with these priorities top of mind. Our childcare center has:

  • A secured entry system. Only parents and staff members with the proper code can enter our daycare facility.
  • Heated floors. Our infant classrooms have heated floors.
  • Full commercial kitchen. We prepare a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and three snacks daily. We use only the best quality foods and employ ServSafe® certified cooks to prepare our meals.
  • A cleaning service. A professional cleaning service washes, vacuums, and disinfects our school each night so that we can continually maintain a high level of cleanliness.
  • A laundry center. We have a laundry room to wash and sanitize your child’s clothes, sheets, and blankets.

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Getting to Our Preschool

Next Generation Children’s Center Andover, Massachusetts is conveniently located just off Route 125 on the east side of Main St at 516 S Main St, Andover, MA 01810. We’re just a mile from I-95, making us an ideal choice for parents who commute to and from North Reading, Lawrence, Tewksbury, and Wilmington. Looking for a new daycare or preschool to call home? Give us a call or schedule a visit online. We would love to show you around our childcare center and answer any questions you may have about our preschool’s programs.

Our Team

Deanna Aikawa

Deanna Aikawa


I have been a proud part of the Next Generation family since 2013 and I joined the Andover management team in July 2015. I have worked with all age groups from infants to 8th graders. I have a dual Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Geneseo in Special Education and Elementary Education. I also have a dual Master’s Degree in Literacy and Early Childhood Education. My son will be joining the NGCC infant program this spring.

Katie Dupuis

Katie Dupuis

Assistant Director

I have a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Sociology and have worked in the early childhood field since 2008. I have worked with infants, toddlers and preschoolers and recently moved from Teacher to Assistant Director. I’m currently working towards my Master’s Degree in Moderate Disabilities at Lesley University and I’m certified through the Department of Early Education and Care in infants through Director II. I have two children at NGCC – a son in PreK and a son in our Infant program.

Reviews from Parents

4.9 Rating based on 96 Reviews
Melissa Nasta • Facebook
July 14, 2021
Sending my daughter to NGCC-Andover was the greatest decision my husband and I made. She has been enrolled since she was 18 months and will be starting her final year here in Pre-K this coming September. The teachers and staff here have become an important asset to our daughter’s life as well as her education. Everyone we have encountered here, whether it has been a teacher, administrative or those who work behind the scenes, has shown our family nothing but kindness. I can truly tell they love their job and value each child they teach. I love the progress I have seen in my daughter as she grows within NGCC-Andover and will surely miss her being a part of their school as she graduates Pre-K next year. With that being said, I know she will excel where ever she goes because she was exposed to such a great environment here that has prepared her for what’s next to come. I highly recommend this school to anyone looking for the perfect place for their child to learn, grow and play.
Boris Svirchuk • Facebook
June 07, 2021
Great center! We sent our kid here until he was ready for school. He had great teachers and was always happy coming home. The actual space is amazing. Large home rooms with a very large indoor space that they would use if it rained. During pandemic, they created an amazing program to help kids do remote schooling, which was an incredible help for all the families that needed it. They were very clean and professional that helped keep the center almost completley free from Covid cases. Couldn't have been happier with the daycare. Highly recommend!!
Kathryn Jinks • Google
June 05, 2021
My husband and I highly recommend NGCC Andover. We have been impressed with our experience since we started, almost a year ago. Our 16month old daughter is genuinely excited to go to daycare each day. From our daily updates and her behavior we know she is being given great opportunities to grow socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. The team is top quality and it shows. The environment is one of respect and high competence. Teachers and staff have partnered with us to support our goals - such as expanding our 16 month old’s diet or achieving a solid nap schedule. We feel like we have found the best daycare around and are so grateful that we are able to drop off our daughter each day with confidence, knowing that she is happy, safe, being given opportunities to grow, and witnessing a culture of respect.
Sara Fenzel • Facebook
June 04, 2021
Our son has been in the infant room since October and he loves every day he goes. The team at NGCC is very communicative, collaborative and professional. They are responsive and make it known they care for our son and love having him as part of the school. Though there are a lot of classrooms, it feels like a small community and we are so happy we found them.

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