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Next Generation Children’s Centers (NGCC), which has 10 preschool locations across Massachusetts, has proudly provided childcare for thousands of families over the past 25 years. We are proud to be part of the Cadence Education daycare and preschool network. Our childcare center in Franklin, MA first opened its doors in 1998 and went through a renovation in 2012.

Our state-of-the-art Franklin MA daycare and preschool campus features 16 classrooms, a commercial kitchen, two indoor play spaces, a covered outdoor play area, and two large playgrounds that appeal to varying age groups.

Nurturing the Whole Child

To succeed, a child needs not only solid academic skills but also a positive sense of self and a feeling of community. Our Franklin child care center makes every effort to create a caring and nurturing environment that supports healthy choices and the emotional well-being of every child.

Our experienced and certified staff members take into account each child’s unique personality, interests, and stage of development while planning activities and designing curriculum. Through our play-based curriculum, we provide opportunities to explore, create, and socialize. Our program is tailored to meet the needs of each individual child and his or her family.

At NGCC, we focus on the growth and development of the “whole child.” Our Franklin preschool curriculum actively engages the following core concepts every day:

  • Education
  • Social skills
  • Healthy habits
  • Community connections

We work with you so that your child develops a love for learning and higher self-esteem. We believe that children learn best through hands-on activities, and our teachers provide them with the materials, freedom, and support to learn at their own pace. Activities at our Franklin daycare and preschool are developed from your child’s interests and abilities so that they love every minute of each day at school.

Preparing Your Child For Kindergarten

A successful transition to kindergarten is critical to your child’s future academic success. NGCC’s Franklin MA preschool prepares children for the rigors of kindergarten while having fun and making friends.

Our Franklin daycare and preschool curriculum is aligned with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s early learning framework and common core standards. This means that our instruction is tailored to help your child develop the skills they need to be successful in kindergarten and beyond.

Our Franklin Child Care Facility

At NGCC, we understand how hectic family life can be — we are parents, too. As such, our child care facility in Franklin is designed with working parents in mind. Our goal is to help you feel secure knowing that your little ones are safe and sound in a place as comforting as home. We do everything to make our daycare and preschool center as healthy, secure, and accommodating as possible.

Some of the features at our Franklin daycare and preschool include:

  • A full commercial kitchen: We prepare a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and three snacks daily. We use only the best quality ingredients and employ ServSafe certified cooks to prepare the meals.
  • A cleaning service: Our facility is washed, vacuumed, and disinfected every night.
  • A secure entry system and closed-circuit monitoring of the playgrounds and common spaces.
  • Playgrounds that meet Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines.
  • A laundry center: We wash and sanitize children’s clothes, sheets, and blankets regularly.

A Loving and Nurturing Home For Your Child

When you enroll your child in our Franklin daycare and preschool, you’re giving them a head start on a successful future. With a focus on early education, social skills, and healthy habits, we help each child thrive.

We provide an environment that is both stimulating and nurturing. Your child will love coming to school each day and you’ll appreciate the peace of mind that comes with knowing they’re in good hands.

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Schedule a Tour of Our Franklin Preschool

Our Franklin child care center is located at 831 W Central St, Franklin, MA 02038. We are conveniently located near the intersection of Routes 495 and 140. Many of our families live in the communities of Franklin, Bellingham, Millis, Medway, Mendon, Wrentham, Norfolk, Blackstone, Sutton, and Northbridge.

Call us today to schedule a tour of our Franklin, MA campus. We would be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have.

Programs Offered at Our Franklin Child Care Center

  • Infant Care
  • Toddler Care
  • Preschool
  • Pre-K & Kindergarten Club
  • Summer Programs

Our Team

Noreen Anderson

Noreen Anderson


I joined NGCC in 2008 and I’m thrilled to work with such an incredibly caring team here at Franklin. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with our families, especially those new to childcare. I have a Bachelor’s degree from Wheelock College and I’m Director II certified by the Department of Early Education and Care. I have 3 children who attend the Franklin school.

Lori Christiansen

Lori Christiansen


I have been a proud part of Next Generation’s management team since 2013. During my career, I have worked with children in all age groups and look forward to helping you through the early childhood experience. I have 19+ years of experience in early childhood education and an Associate’s Degree in Arts with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. I am Director II certified through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

Reviews from Parents

4.8 Rating based on 66 Reviews Leave A Review
Shannon Nealon • Google
We have been absolutely thrilled with the level of care and education our children have received at NGCC in Franklin! The staff and teachers are so wonderful and caring, and really love all of the kids. They provide a very personal experience for every child and family. We have experienced all levels from the infant room up to pre-k over the span of several years and wouldn't change a single thing about the experience. Our boys loved every day with their teachers and friends, and the high level of care they receive gives my husband and I peace of mind while we work. They have also handed the pandemic and COVID-19 precautions with unmatched expertise. Would strongly recommend this facility to anyone seeking high level, personal care for their children!
Brigid Ingersoll • Google
Next generation childrens center- franklin has been such a help to me because I never feel like I am questioning where my child is and how she is being taken care of. Her teachers aubrie and Monica and Lauren are amazing and help me so much with helping my daughter reach her goals. I could not thank them more for helping, teaching and supporting my little girl when she needs it the most. She is happy every day being there and that is shown through every picture on the app.
Samantha Murray • Google
Our kids have been at NGCC Franklin since they were eligible at 3 months. (going on year 4). Everyone from the front office staff, culinary, teacher's aids and of course the teachers is excellent. It's obvious that everyone here takes great pride in taking care and teaching kids. The communication is upfront and timely. Their management during COVID has been fantastic - limited exposure if any at all, no shutdowns and really flexible in how they deal with the kids. I cannot say enough good things about NGCC Franklin.
Erin Foti • Google
We are so happy with Next Generation-Franklin. We've been sending our kids for over 5 years They are learning and thriving. The administrators are friendly and informative. The teachers are so amazing, loving and caring. We chose to send our oldest to their new Kindergarten program and we have been so happy. Both kids have remained healthy and I have the highest confidence that the school is kept clean and they care for all people that enter the school. It's a happy place and you're children will love it!

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Franklin, 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.