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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.

Reviews from Parents

4.9 Rating based on 104 Reviews Leave A Review
Stephanie Stearns • Google
We’ve been at Next Gen for 3 years now, starting when my kids were 3 months and 2 years old, and it has been a fantastic experience! I’d always been hesitant about childcare but they made us feel comfortable right away. The teachers truly care about their kids and I’m amazed at how much they learn every single day. Facing covid, we were worried about returning once quarantine was lifted but made the decision to go back and it couldn’t have gone smoother. NG takes all the necessary precautions to make sure our kids are safe during these unnerving times. They use an app to keep parents updated during the day and maintain great communication through email as well. My kids were SO happy to go back and are truly thriving in this environment. My daughter will be going to kindergarten in the fall and she’ll be more than ready with all she’s learned the last 3 years. Other perks are that they provide all meals and have on site laundry! Such a time saver for us. I’d recommend NG in a heartbeat to anyone considering this center.
Meredith Badders • Google
We are so pleased with our experience at NGCC - Andover! The administration is so kind, helpful, and professional! Our son's teachers are so supportive and communicative; they work with us / help us make all of those important transitions (naps, sippy cups, solid foods, etc.). Our son is thriving at daycare; everyday, the teachers provide educational, sensorial activities and he is constantly seen smiling in the daily updates / pictures! Lastly, the school is doing everything in their power to make sure that students and staff remain safe during this stressful time; their COVID response has been transparent and thorough. I highly recommend NGCC - Andover!
Cathleen Mandel • Google
Like many families our world was turned upside down when daycares closed due to covid-19. After having our son home with us for almost 6 months, we struggled with the decision if we should send him back to daycare and if so where? We virtually checked out a few daycares in the area and chatted with other families. It was really hard to know where to send our son when we couldn't go inside the buildings! When we talked with Deanna, it was one of the first times where I actually felt comfortable with the idea of sending our son back to daycare in the middle of a pandemic! I really appreciated their approach to learning, creating a fun environment and caring for the kids and of course how seriously they took health and safety during this time. 2020 was a tough year, but one of the best decisions we made was sending our son to NGCC - Communication is easy and transparent, his teachers are THE BEST and are true partners in helping our son learn and grow.
Sarah Carroll • Google
My son is currently enrolled in the distant learning program at Next Generation Children's Center. The teachers he has are amazing, and help him navigate through his remote learning while helping him with technology and school related questions. Knowing that he is in a place were he can socialize with other children while completing remote learning in a large advantage. The communication and steps the entire building and staff are taking due to COVID exceed all my expectations, and that puts my mind at ease during this time.

Next Generation Children's Center

Andover, MA

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Preparing Your Child to THRIVE

Your child is unique, and we are happy to provide an educational, fun and nurturing environment where each child can develop and thrive in order to build a bright future with unlimited possibilities.