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Next Generation Children’s Centers, Hopkinton initially opened its doors in 2004 and quickly became so popular that it had to expand just five years later. Next Generation is a family of 10 preschools and NGCC Hopkinton is our second largest preschool facility with 23 classrooms. Our daycare center features:

  • Heated floors in our Infant classrooms,
  • Two large indoor play spaces,
  • A covered outdoor play area for use during inclement weather,
  • A performing arts room equipped for dramatic play and art projects,
  • Two large playgrounds designed for varying age groups,
  • A sanitizer that cleans our equipment throughout the day,
  • A full commercial kitchen that prepares breakfast, lunch, and three healthy snacks daily.

Kind Child

Kind Child logoKind Child is an important part of our Ascend Curriculum and we see kindness as the cornerstone of our preschool’s culture. The goal of Kind Child is to continually improve the emotional well-being of each child in our care. We focus on the development of social-emotional skills every month and introduce character traits such as Thankfulness, a Positive Self-Image, and Friendship every two months. We want every child to feel welcome and supported at our preschool and Kind Child programming encourages both students and staff to make kindness a habit.

Our Educational Philosophy

Ascend Curriculum LogoAt Next Generation Children’s Centers, we recognize that young children need much more than academic development during these precious first years of life and our Ascend Curriculum allows us to take a balanced approach to early childhood education. We want every child to be successful academically, but we also focus on social, emotional, creative, and physical development at our school.

Our approach helps your child develop self-esteem and a lifelong love of learning. We believe that children learn best through hands-on activities and we offer various indoor and outdoor learning experiences that engage your child through play. Our activities are developed from your child’s interests and abilities, so they enjoy every minute of learning.

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Our Preschool’s Location in Hopkinton

Next Generation Children’s Centers, Hopkinton is less than a mile east of I-495. We’re on the north side of the intersection of Wood St and Main St and our address is 2 Wood St, Hopkinton, MA 01748. Many of our families come from the communities of Ashland, Framingham, Grafton, Holliston, Northbridge, Southborough, and Upton. Need daycare for your little one or preschool programs that will help your family make the most of your child’s first educational experiences? Call us today or schedule a visit online!

Our Team

Jessica Gallen

Jessica Gallen


I have been a dedicated member of the Next Generation team since 2007. I am happy to work with you and your child to assist and guide you through the early childhood education process. I have a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Massachusetts-Amherst and I’m Director II certified through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

Karen DeVito

Karen DeVito

Assistant Director

I joined Next Generation in 2002 and love being part of such a caring and professional team. With my expertise in early childhood education, I look forward to helping your family create happy memories for your child during these early years. I have a Bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg University and I’m Director II certified through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. I have one recent NGCC graduate and one child currently attending the Hopkinton school.

Reviews from Parents

4.6 Rating based on 46 Reviews
Kate Lockhart • Facebook
June 15, 2021
Jack has been at NGCC in Hopkinton since he was 9 months old and thrives there. The staff is wonderful and all of the teachers we’ve had have been so thoughtful Mary, Shelby, Kelsey we highly recommend! He has learned sign language, works on his fine motor skills and does so many new things at school each day. We would recommend the center to anyone looking for an Immersive enriched childcare center for their little ones. You won’t be disappointed!
Jamie Segill Marks • Google
June 09, 2021
We have been attending Next Generation for the last four years. We started our older son there when he was just 3 months old. Fast forward 18 months later, we dropped our younger son off as an infant. The teachers at Next Generation are are extremely dedicated, experienced, caring and warm.  They quickly were able to understand the unique characteristics of both of our children and provided opportunities to address their specific strengths and weaknesses. They understands that each child is different but that consistency of routine helps children to feel secure.  They are responsive to parent requests or questions and communicates regularly with parents. Next Generation is not just a day care center, they adhere to a curriculum where children are able to thrive. They send the curriculum out weekly so we always know what our children were learning, and we are able to support and reinforce the lessons at home to provide continuity.  Our kids thrived, learned and felt loved at school. They also gained incredible social skills. Next Generation is a wonderful school - it's the perfect place for children to learn and have fun. Our children have a true love of learning as well as a clear understanding of what it takes to be a good friend. We love Next Generation!
Emily Callaghan • Google
June 09, 2021
Our decision to join the NGCC community almost four years ago was the best thing we could have done for both of our girls! All of management and the teachers are beyond wonderful, and our girls receive the same love and care that they do at home. Their practices and above and beyond communication over the last year with the limited in person interaction has been great, keeping us informed and confident in sending our kids into a safe and caring environment. The days are clearly filled with fun and endless learning with the amazing teachers, as our four-year-old is always teaching us things that she’s learned and experienced in her classroom, and our eight-month-old is consistently showing new development and skills. We are so happy with our experience with NGCC and would recommend the school to anyone looking for a home away from home for their kids!
Maria • Google
May 13, 2021
Looking for part time days for 3 years old in June.

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