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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 50 Reviews
Jaya Bansal • Google
October 22, 2021
The teachers at NGCC are amazing! I especially appreciate the focus on kind child as it contributes to overall development of children. My son loves his teachers and he (and us) could not be happier.
Karolain Galaviz • Google
September 13, 2021
Marisa • Google
August 02, 2021
We love NGCC Hopkinton! Our daughter rushes to “school” smiling each day, and always has fun stories about her teachers and friends. The staff is kind, responsive and always welcoming. Our daughter is learning so many age appropriate pre- academic skills, as well as how to be a good friend. We can’t say enough great things about NGCC Hopkinton! Thank you for all you do. Marisa
Matt Gallen • Google
July 26, 2021
I can't say enough positive comments about Next Generation in Hopkinton! We started sending my son and daughter there a few years ago and from the moment we walked in we felt very welcome and happy with our decision. The management team and teachers have been incredible since day one. Communication and transparency about everything happening at the center and within our children's classrooms has been great. The curriculum throughout my son's time there made it so that he was more than ready to transition into kindergarten this past year and I don't expect anything less for our daughter in her last year there before she transitions to kindergarten as well. We felt extremely safe during the pandemic due to their strict adherence to safety protocols. Communication on this piece has been key as we've navigated through everything. I'd recommend this center to anyone looking for high-quality care for their child!

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