Next Generation Children s Centers operates daycare centers that provide a variety of learning experiences to enhance a child s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. Next Generation believes that children learn by doing, so its teachers provide each child with the materials, freedom and support to learn at their own pace. Activities are child-directed and are developed from the children's interests and abilities. Next Generation has developed age-specific curriculum formats from infant through kindergarten, which encourage variety and small grouping. The National Association for the Education of Young Children accredits all of Next Generation s programs. Next Generation operates children s centers in Marlborough, Andover, Franklin, Hopkinton, Natick, Sudbury, Westborough and Westford, Mass. At the Westford location, each age group has its own separate building designed with the ages of the children in mind.