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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

4.9 Rating based on 40 Reviews
Erin Collins • Google
August 04, 2021
We absolutely love NGCC Walpole! We converted to daycare after several years with in home care and we had been nervous about what to expect, but from the moment we first spoke to the NGCC team they put us at ease. Every single staff member is so warm and caring, and we have seen our daughter blossom and thrive since starting at NGCC. You can tell that this isn't work to the team members, they truly care about each kiddo and their development/learning. The facilities are clean, bright, and well equipped, and the team goes above/beyond in ensuring the facility is safe for those kiddos with food allergies (our daughter has several allergies). We receive weekly curriculum updates and I am in awe at how much our daughter has learned over the past year. I highly recommend NGCC Walpole to anyone looking for child care and/or preschool.
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Kristen Hayes • Google
August 04, 2021
I would highly recommend this school to any family considering daycare for their little one(s)! My daughter (and first child) was born in May 2020 during the height of the pandemic. Originally, she was supposed to attend a different local center, however last minute was not able to due to staffing constraints brought on by COVID. My husband and I had to scramble last minute to not only find a center with availability, but one we could feel comfortable enough sending our child to without a tour – a very difficult task! Upon meeting the front office staff and the women who would be my daughter’s teachers, we felt right at home! Everyone was so welcoming and spent so much time answering all our questions, especially around what they were doing to help keep our daughter safe. They were even accommodating enough to let us see her classroom through the window (it was better than nothing!). Through all of COVID, the school has been great at providing updates on policies and have balanced safety and comfort as best as possible. My daughter has thrived at her school and, in retrospect, I am so happy our first center fell through. Not only do my husband and I love everyone at NGCC Walpole, but so does my daughter – when we ask her in the morning if she wants to go to school, she immediately runs to the door to get in the car! She has an incredible bond with her teachers, and it is clear they are invested in her development and love her dearly! I am now expecting our second child (due in December) and where we will send him to school is not even a question – NGCC Walpole will be a part of our family for years to come!
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Jason Wilson • Google
July 20, 2021
Our boys have been attending NGCC Walpole since they were infants and we could not love this place more! My wife and I have loved every teacher the boys have had over the last 4 years - they are all so loving and nurturing. The curriculum they teach is wonderful and our oldest loves coming home and sharing all the new things he learned each day. They are both thriving at NGCC and we are so thankful for that. We could not pick a better place to care for our boys during the most precious years of their young lives! Thanks, NGCC Walpole!
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Dianne Hallock • Google
May 18, 2021
Our kids have been at NGCC for four years and it’s one of the best decisions we’ve made for them. The management team is incredibly thoughtful. We’ve had a very collaborative relationship since the beginning - and that’s been essential to navigating all the things that come up with young kiddos. They’re quick to respond to any phone call or email and are always willing to game plan on any of my concerns. They’ve also done an exceptional job managing COVID. We’ve felt completely safe sending the kids since they reopened back in July. The teachers and staff are also truly special at NGCC. My kids love their teachers and have learned so much from them. Each classroom has a curriculum they work through and we see tremendous progress throughout the year. My oldest is exceptionally prepared for kindergarten and my youngest runs into school with a huge smile every day. They’re better kids, and we’re a better family, for having the team at NGCC in our lives. I highly recommend them to any family considering daycare.
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