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Overview

Next Generation Children’s Centers (NGCC) is committed to providing quality care for children from Infancy through School-Age. We have 10 private preschools throughout Massachusetts, and our Walpole, MA childcare center is here to serve your needs.

Our childcare center offers:

  • 24 spacious classrooms with child-sized bathrooms
  • A private infant wing with heated floors and a gross motor skills room
  • Two indoor play spaces and a covered outdoor play area
  • Three large playgrounds that appeals to a diverse range of ages
  • A performing arts room for dramatic play
  • A STEAM room
  • A commercial kitchen. We offer breakfast, lunch, and three healthy snacks daily

Our Philosophy

We believe in the development of the “Whole Child.” At NGCC Walpole’s all-day preschool, we want every child to be successful academically and to be comfortable with who they are within their community. We focus on areas of growth, including:

  1. Social
  2. Emotional
  3. Physical
  4. Cognitive

We believe that children learn best through hands-on activities and we offer plenty of diverse indoor and outdoor learning experiences that engage your child through play. Our early childhood center’s “Whole Child” approach helps your child develop self-esteem and a love of learning. As such, our preschool programs are developed from your child’s interests and abilities, so your child learns as they play.

Our Childcare & Preschool Programs:

  • Infant Childcare (6 weeks – 15 months) – A childcare program that ensures the transition away from home is smooth and joyful experience.
  • Toddler Daycare (15 months – 36 months) – As part of our Toddler Daycare program, our skilled teachers help engage young explorers with an interactive, hands-on curriculum.
  • Preschool (3 – 4 years) – Preschool is an exciting stage in a child’s development. This preschool program is focused on thoroughly preparing students for Pre-Kindergarten.
  • Pre-Kindergarten (4 – 5 years) – Our experienced Pre-Kindergarten teachers help lead a well-designed preschool curriculum designed to lay the foundation for success in learning.
  • Kindergarten Club (4 – 5 years) – This program takes place during the last year of preschool and is available to help students feel more comfortable with their transition into Kindergarten.
  • Summer Program (5 – 8 years) – Each summer we offer a safe, fun and educational summer program with an exciting new theme.

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NGCC Walpole is conveniently located on Route 109, just minutes from Route 128. Our address is 4 Shaker Ln, Walpole, MA 02081 and our office phone number is (508) 505-2018. Many of our families live in Walpole, Medfield, Sherborn, Dover, Medway, Millis, Westwood, Foxborough, Norfolk, and Norwood.

Our Team

Jessica Donato

Jessica Donato

Director

I began my career in early childhood education in 1999 and I’ve been a dedicated member of the NGCC team since 2004. I am currently working towards my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and I’m Director II certified through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. Both of my children attend NGCC Walpole.

Natasha Fernandez

Natasha Fernandez

Assistant Director

I have been with NGCC Walpole since 2010 and I hold a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Early Education from Bridgewater State College. Additionally, I am Director certified through the Department of Early Education and Care. I have a son who attends our school.

Erin McLaughlin

Erin McLaughlin

Assistant Director

I have been here at NGCC Walpole school since January of 2013 and previously worked at our Natick facility as a Preschool Teacher. I majored in Business Management at Bryant University and I’m Director certified through the Department of Early Education and Care. I am the proud mother of twin boys, who attend our school.

Reviews from Parents

5.0 Rating based on 39 Reviews Leave A Review
Joyce Silvia • Google
Both of my children were enrolled with NGCC since they were infants, and our family has spent a combined total of eight years at this location. It's a testament to the fantastic management team and caring teachers. The large facility caught our eye from Route 109, and we toured it and fell in love with the bright, colorful space; the cleanliness; and the care and professionalism we received from everyone we met with. You can tell the staff and teachers are happy here because turnover is low compared to similar childcare facilities. My children are three years apart, and my youngest child had the opportunity to have some of the same teachers as her sibling. It's the type of place where the staff and teachers know your name, they know your child, and it truly feels comforting to leave your child in a safe space where they learn so much. I also appreciate how quickly NGCC was able to pivot during the pandemic last year, and still provide consistent, safe, and "normal-feeling" care for our family. We will miss NGCC fondly but I know my youngest child will be fully prepped academically and socially for Kindergarten, just as my oldest was. Thank you NGCC for everything you've done for the Silvia family, we appreciate you!
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Michele Perrotti • Google
We have been part of the NGCC Walpole family since September, 2020. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to become part of such a wonderful organization. My 4 yr old has grown so much in so many ways over the past 6 months. She is more articulate, more confident in her knowledge of shapes, numbers and letter identification, more imaginative and more socialized than ever. She learns through play and wonderful examples set by the mission of the center. NGCC embodies all of the values that families appreciate - empathy, friendship, respect for others, individuality, creativity and kindness. She enjoys going to school each day and truly loves her teachers and classmates! I continue to be impressed with all of the staff at NGCC. I am excited to watch my preschooler grow into a confident and intelligent Kindergartener in the next year and a half. Thank you thank you to NGCC Walpole for being simple awesome!!!
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Charlie Sutherland • Google
I can't overstate how wonderful this place is. As an employee and a parent of kids who went through the program, everyone is always so welcoming and professional.
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Katelinn Popp • Google
I highly recommend this center. I have sent my son to other centers in the past and have been unhappy with how they handle situations and my son in general. With NGCC my son has been in the best hands. He has transitioned between classes smoothly with each and every one of his teachers. Every teacher he has had has gone above and beyond not just in teaching but in the communication between them and myself. The staff and management team have always been professional, friendly, helpful and overall welcoming each and everyday. Again I highly recommend NGCC to anyone looking for a center that cares while being professional.
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Next Generation Children's Center

Walpole, MA

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