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About NGCC Preschool in Hopkinton, MA

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

Sabrina McKenna

Sabrina McKenna


I have been working with children and families since 2005 in the childcare setting. I have worked in each group as a teacher. I’m Director II certified through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, and I earned my Teacher Certifications through Becker College in Worcester.  I’ve had two children attend Cadence Education schools as well:  my Daughter Zoey graduated Cadence Academy in 2020 and my son, Thomas is currently in our Toddler Program and has been attending since he was 6 weeks old.

My favorite part about working with children is watching them learn new skills and knowing that my team and I had a part in helping to shape the future. I enjoy making connections with each family, and love to see children excited to tell their parents about the fun days they experience. Cadence Education is near and dear to my heart and I’m so grateful to be working for a school that embodies my own personal philosophies about Early Education and Care.

Reviews from Parents

4.6 Rating based on 49 Reviews Leave A Review
Jessica Villemaire • Google
My experience with Next Generation has been wonderful. With being a first-time parent, I have never felt more supported and safe when dropping my son off. There was never a day that I wasn't given updates as to how well he was doing along with pictures to help get me through the day. The teachers do a great job creating a curriculum for the children to thrive in no matter their age. I have seen such improvement in our son is just the year and a half he's been here. Along with the great staff the management team has been wonderful as well. They are always communicating with families along with answering any questions I have. Overall, I would recommend Next Generation to anyone looking for childcare. The staff truly become part of your family and create a warm and welcoming environment for each of the children. We are thankful for all the staff and management team does!
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!
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.
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.

Next Generation Children's Center

Hopkinton, MA

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