Our Story

Welcome to Next Generation Children’s Centers! Your child’s journey to new learning experiences and friendships starts with a nurturing environment in your home and extends to the enriching childcare programs at Next Generation.

I opened the first Next Generation Children’s Center in Natick, Massachusetts back in 1993 after searching—and not finding—a suitable daycare solution for my first grandchild. That search made me realize there was a tremendous need for quality childcare for working parents. I am proud of the ten locations we currently have across eastern Massachusetts. Our growth over the years is due in large part to our unwavering commitment to provide parents and their children with the highest possible care and educational experience.

In our unrelenting commitment to excellence, Next Generation Children’s Centers will continue to be innovative in the design of our childcare centers and enhance our already rich curriculum for all age groups. Our curriculum integrates the top early childhood philosophies and teaching methodology including Piaget, Montessori and Reggio Emilia.

Next Generation is a Massachusetts based, family-owned business, made up of hundreds of professional educators and thousands of families. The entire team at Next Generation is passionate about providing a safe and stimulating environment for your child to develop a life–long love of learning through play and other enriching experiences. This passion extends to our own families—I am proud to say that our top management team has children enrolled in or who have graduated from our schools.

It is our privilege and our goal to make our schools the very best for our children as well as yours. We hope that you enjoy your visit with us. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have about our schools and programs. We look forward to getting to know you and your child.

Thank you,
Donna Kelleher
CEO and Founder

The Whole Child – Concepts Explained


At Next Generation Children’s Centers, children begin their love of learning with a well-balanced, hands-on and developmentally appropriate curriculum that engages different learning styles.


NGCC helps foster wellness through many channels including healthy meals and a curriculum that encourages physical awareness and development.


With a strong foundation throughout our written curriculum, children build a positive self-image and the confidence needed to succeed socially and academically.


Through constant communication, special events and positive relationships, a school community is developed that supports both your child and your family.