Next Generation Children’s Centers

831 West Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038
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(508) 553-9375 (p) | (508) 553-9260 (f) |

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Extended hours available
Serving the Franklin, Bellingham, Millis, Medway, Mendon, Wrentham, Norfolk, Blackstone, Southbridge, Northbridge communities.


Lori Christiansen, Director
Since 2013, I have been a proud part of the Next Generation management team. During my career, I have worked with children in all age groups and look forward to helping you through the early childhood experience. I have 19+ years of experience in early childhood education and an Associate’s degree in Arts with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. I am Director II certified through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
Noreen Anderson, Director
I joined NGCC in 2008 and am thrilled to work with such an incredibly caring team in Franklin. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with our families, especially those new to childcare. I have a Bachelor’s degree from Wheelock College and am Director II certified by the Department of Early Education and Care. My two children attend the Franklin school.

Franklin School Highlights

  • State of the art school opened in 1998 with a 2012 renovation
  • Extended operating hours for commuting parents – 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM Monday – Friday
  • 16 classrooms
  • Specialized Infant, Toddler, Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten classrooms
  • 2 indoor play spaces
  • Covered outdoor play space for use during inclement weather
  • 2 large playgrounds for different age groups
  • Full commercial kitchen serving breakfast, lunch & three healthy snacks daily; Equipped with a sanitizer that cleans equipment throughout the day
  • Strong NGCC Kindergarten graduate success in elementary school