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Next Generation Children’s Centers (NGCC), which has 10 preschools locations across Massachusetts, has proudly provided childcare for thousands of families over the past 25 years. Our childcare center in Franklin, Massachusetts first opened its doors in 1998 and went through a renovation in 2012.

Our state-of-the-art 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. NGCC Franklin makes every effort to create a caring, nurturing environment that supports healthy choices and the emotional well-being of every child.

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

  1. Education
  2. Social Skills
  3. Healthy Habits
  4. Community Connections

We work with you so that your child will develop a love of learning and build their self-esteem. We believe that children learn best through hands-on activities and our teachers provide your child with the materials, freedom, and support to learn at their own pace. Activities at our childcare center and daycare are developed from your child’s interests and abilities so that your they love every minute of learning.

Our Child Care Facilities

At NGCC, we understand how hectic family life can be; we are parents, too. As such, our child care facilities are designed with working parents in mind. Our goal is to help you enjoy peace of mind knowing that your children are safe and sound in a place as comforting as home. We do everything in our power to make our preschool as healthy, secure, and accommodating as possible. Our child care facility has:

  • A 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 the meals.
  • A cleaning service – Our facility is washed, vacuumed, and disinfected every night.
  • A secured entry system and closed circuit monitoring of the playgrounds and common spaces.
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission guideline compliant playgrounds.
  • A laundry center – We wash and sanitize your child’s clothes, sheets, and blankets.

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Our Franklin, MA preschool is located at 831 W Central St, Franklin, MA 02038. We are conveniently located near the intersection of Routes 495 and 140. We can be reached by phone at (508) 553-9375. Many of our families live in the communities of Franklin, Bellingham, Millis, Medway, Mendon, Wrentham, Norfolk, Blackstone, Sutton, and Northbridge.

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 62 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!

Next Generation Children's Center

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.