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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!

Reviews from Parents

4.7 Rating based on 39 Reviews
Caitlin Lindquist • Google
February 03, 2021
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
February 03, 2021
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!
Shandell Raposa • Google
January 12, 2021
As a parent, I can't say enough about my family's positive experience at NGCC. I've seen a tremendous amount of growth in both children and have the wonderful teachers and staff to thank. Every detail of the experience is curated for the best possible educational and social outcome in a completely loving, nurturing, structured and safe environment. My 3yo LOVES "school" and has so much to talk to us about at the end of the day, which makes my mama heart so happy. My oldest has been there since June 2019 (our little guy is only 7 months old) so we've had the opportunity to experience different classrooms and different teachers pre-covid, and it's been remarkable. If you're on the fence about sending your children here, I would highly recommend. The entire staff goes above and beyond and we couldn't be happier with the care we've received!
Elizabeth Peluso • Google
January 04, 2021
I've had 2 kids attend at NGCC, and I can't say enough about the teachers and staff. They are all fantastic and really enjoy what they do. They all seem to know EVERY kid! During 2020, there was so much uncertainty, but one thing always made me feel great was that my daughter was happy, safe, and thriving at NGCC. They responded professionally and adapted so well to the COVID pandemic. Thank you for all the Hopkinton team does daily, it does not go unnoticed!

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