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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

4.7 Rating based on 52 Reviews Leave A Review
Saurabh Lodaria • Google
Great place for your child (infant-preschool) to learn, grow and build a strong foundation for life! The teachers are excellent, professional, well-trained and responsive. Leadership team (Jess G, Jill L, Jess W & Karen D) are amazing and work closely with parents to address any issues and improve the overall care quality! They strive to make your child feel comfortable and offer opportunities to grow into a well rounded individual!
Allison Toth • Google
We started sending my son to NGCC about 7 months ago and have been thrilled with the care and learning experience he has received there. As first time parents sending our son to daycare without being able to go to his classroom due to Covid protocols (all being handled extremely well), the NGCC staff and his teachers have all exceeded our expectations of what he (and we as parents!) would get out of a daycare experience. His teachers have shown him such care, attention, and dedication, along with making us as parents feel confident and comfortable. We have total confidence that his teachers are helping him to thrive. We are incredibly happy with our decision to choose NGCC!
Caitlin Lindquist • Google
We are a long time family at NGCC Hopkinton and can’t imagine sending our kids anywhere else. Their management staff are all friendly and professional, the teachers are incredibly kind and nurturing, and the curriculum for early learning is unmatched. Our oldest graduated from their Pre-K program having already mastered skills she would have learned in Kindergarten in normal course. Socialization is as important as education at this age, and NGCC does an excellent job teaching kids basic social and emotional skills such as sharing, respecting personal space, and communicating their needs. NGCC Hopkinton has the look of a big childcare center with the feel of a small family daycare. The teachers and managers always work with you and your children to ensure your needs are met. They are flexible, accommodating and responsive - we have had the best experience with them, and are looking forward to starting our third baby with them soon!
Jennifer Marrazzo • Google
I can't say enough about the Next Generation Center in Hopkinton. They welcomed our family with open arms back in September and we are so happy. They go above and beyond with pandemic protocols and I feel very safe having my kids there. They also have incredible teachers and staff who work there. They over-communicate at all times and create so many fun activities for our children. They run into the classroom and come home each day happy and tired. We love it here!

Next Generation Children's Center

Hopkinton, MA

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