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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

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

4.9 Rating based on 59 Reviews Leave A Review
Brittany Williams • Google
My son started at Next Generation in Franklin at 6 months old. From infant to toddler room, the team of teachers at Next Gen have cared for and nurtured him as he has grown into an active toddler. I can’t thank them enough for filling his days with activities, learning and impactful interactions with his peers. It’s hard as a parent to leave your child in someone else’s care, but I trust the team at Next Gen to keep my son happy, healthy, safe and feeling cared for. His toddler room teachers craft a day that helps him develop and learn, while giving him the chance to be a curious toddler and explore the world around him. I would highly recommend Next Gen.
Ali Van Baars • Google
We cannot speak highly enough of next generation! The care is phenomenal and our son looks forward to going to school everyday with his wonderful teachers!
Molly M. Frade • Google
My son has been going here for almost a year now and he loves it! The teachers are all so wonderful and attentive. I also love the teacher to child ratio. I’m never hesitant to drop my son off and he loves going everyday! Walks in and is happy to see his friends. They make breakfast/lunches/snacks at the school and it’s always so different and healthy. I would absolutely recommend NGCC to any parent and for the peace of mind my son is in good hands throughout the day.
Brittni Hopkins • Google
I can’t say enough about NGCC and their staff I have two children that attend the program one in the Pre-K room and on in the infant room. This would be our third center coming too since my daughter was 6weeks old and I thought this transition would be hard on her with going from one center to another but the first day we started the teachers were so welcoming and she has been having so much fun. I have also seen the way they are teaching the kids she has already learned so much to get her ready for kindergarten next year! I am glad that we have made this choice to come to NGCC!

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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.