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Overview

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

Noreen Anderson

Noreen Anderson

Director

I joined NGCC in 2008 and I’m thrilled to work with such an incredibly caring team here at Hopkinton. 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 attended our Hopkinton and Franklin schools.

Reviews from Parents

4.8 Rating based on 47 Reviews Leave A Review
Cheryl Morrison • Google
Our daughter started at Next Generation when she was three months old, and went there through the complete Pre-K program. She had amazing, caring teachers in every single room she was in and had a wonderfully positive experience from day one. The curriculum was always age appropriate and filled with fun learning experiences. I just can't say enough good things about the staff! I always knew my daughter was safe and loved there and as a parent, that peace of mind was incredible. I cannot recommend Next Generation enough!
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Priyanka Singh • Google
My son loves this place and always so happy going to school. Teachers are so loving and caring that I am always so happy sending my child there. I highly recommend this place.
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Jessica Norris • Google
My son started at Next Generation at the age of 3 in the pre preschool program. After 3 years of only being watched by family members and never being around a lot of other kids (due to him being an only child and of course the pandemic) you can imagine the the transition to being in preschool was a little hard. The teachers and managers at Next Generation in Hopkinton we’re so understanding and accommodating of his transition. They were able to make him feel comfortable and safe, and able to create one on one time with him. Coming into school he also had a pretty severe speech delay. Despite being in Early Intervention since the age of 1, he only said a few words, wouldn’t repeat other peoples words and had difficulties playing with other kids because they didn’t understand him. After only 2 months of being at Next Generation he has said more than 100 new words, speaks in full sentences, explains his emotions and even has made friends, even BEST friends in his class. Next Generation is in my opinion the best place for your kids.
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Meredith Schlitter • Google
I cannot say enough good things about NGCC of Hopkinton! We started sending my son at 9 months and he's been enrolled for over a year now. Seeing the growth and development in him has been amazing. I attribute much of that to the teachers, staff, and program in place at NGCC. My husband and I feel so at ease dropping him off our son and knowing he's in great hands all day. The updates in the app and ability to easily call or reach out to the teachers, if need be, give such great peace of mind. Our son leaves happy and has bonded with his classroom friends and teachers even better than we could have imagined. I 100% recommend sending your child to NGCC of Hopkinton!
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Next Generation Children's Center

Hopkinton, 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.