The Learning Center of Hopkinton

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Very Valued Staff & Educators

Trish Miller — Executive Director
Jen Blodgett— Director
Melissa LaPointe — Director

Lisa Bartlett - Teacher
Christine Pagliocca - Teacher
Melody Ring - Teacher
Stefanie White - Teacher
Lauren MacIntosh - Lead Teacher Preschool
Erika Thomson - Lead Assistant Teacher
Ashley Horrigan - Assistant Teacher
Sophia Wesley - Teacher
Brooke Martin - Assistant Teacher
Caroline Merrill -
Assistant Teacher
Debbie Kogut - Teacher
Ashley Kelly - Teacher
Heather Gray - Teacher
Nicki Metcalf - Assistant Teacher
Amy Clemons- Teacher
Mellissa Fernandes- Teacher 
Jeffery Grandinetti - Clubhouse Teacher
Samantha Vorce - Assistant Teacher
Erin Blodgett-Assistant Teacher
Claire Leveson - Assistant Teacher
Samantha Stanley - Lead Assistant Teacher
Anna Grecio - Assistant Teacher 
Katie Burgess - Assistant Teacher 
Lauren Kimura - Assistant Teacher
Mickey Tolson - Assistant Teacher 
Kat Tolson - Assistant Teacher


At the Learning Center, we provide a safe, happy and nurturing environment in which children have the opportunity to grow and develop at their own pace. TLC supports the family by offering quality care to children in their parent's absence!

We are currently expanding and will offer a new facility with state of the art technology for our Clubhouse kids and special programs! This will also provide more room for our educations programs for the younger kids (and when they visit the clubhouse, it will be such a treat!).

Educational Programs:
  • Infant
  • Toddler
  • Preschool
  • Kindergarten Wrap-Around
  • Kids Clubhouse for School Age
  • Summer Programs
To obtain more information, please do not hesitate to call or email. Schedules tours are available at your convenience.

Admissions and policy information:

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We welcome you to visit our center at any time. Please fill out this form or call our facility to schedule an appointment: (508) 497-0892.

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Charities we support:
  • Boston Children's Hospital DreamMakers
  • St. Jude's
  • Cystic Fibrosis (Team Zach)
  • American Heart Association
  • Newtown, CT Lions Club
  • Disabled Veteran's
  • Cancer Society
  • Office Phil (Dare Program)
  • Hopkinton Little League
  • Hopkinton High Prom Committee
  • Demon's Hockey League

No soliticing, please.  

The only days we are closed: Parents can find a holiday schedule in our family handbook but we are closed on the following holidays: 
  • New Year's Eve Closed at 5:00pm
  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Patriots Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday following Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve - 12:00pm closing
  • Christmas Day


  • If one of the above days falls on Saturday, the holiday will be observed on Friday. 
  • If a holiday falls on a Sunday, the holiday will be observed on the following Monday. 
  • The Center may also close for Veteran's Day and the day before or after New Year's Day, Independence Day and Christmas if less than 10 families are planning to attend. 

Snow Days: Parents can call the center by 5:30am and there will be a message if closed or delayed opening. You can also check our Facebook page. 

Don't just take our word for it.

What other parents are saying:

Dear Trish and the Awesome Staff at TLC ~ Thanks for another great summer! Dennis and Greta had a blast and as usual your program was jam-packed with activities. The kids came home happy, healthy and full of things to share with me! I think it has been 5 years that the kids have been at TLC and I feel like we are part of your family. Dennis and Greta have learned unbelievable social skills and have grown into mature, independent children under your care. Safety is an obvious top priority at the Center and I never worry about the safety of my kids when they are at TLC. TLC is like a second home to the kids and I greatly appreciate the extra effort to make the kids feel comfortable. You go above and beyond to make TLC a special place and I cannot thank you enough for the love, care and support you provide for us.

Sincerely, Lisa F.


Dearest Trish and the TLC Family ~  When I was getting ready to have my first son, I read up on daycare research and the key takeaway for me from the literature was that it was important that children felt that whatever the care arrangement, that it is just an extension of their family. I took this to heart and have always sought an environment for my 3 children that was just that, an extension of our family. TLC fit the bill from every angle as an extension of the family, beginning with Trish, (who can only be thought of as the best Aunt in the world!) all the way down the chain of command. The staff genuinely cares for each other as individuals and that feeling of family permeates into all that they do with the kids and families…

Lisa was literally Rachael’s “other mother” (I daresay second but rather a peer to myself!) and Lisa continues to hold the standard of all that is “soft and smells good” for her! Melissa, Gloria and Stephanie all mothered Kevin in turn and never once complained about that stinky “lovey” blanket (even as it deteriorated over the years!) Even with our oldest, Michael, who was only going to join field trips during the summer, I knew that I need not have a moment’s worry when Christine took Michael under her wing from the first field trip when he was just new to Hopkinton and I will never forget the love in her eyes and embrace!

For our 6 years in Hopkinton, Trish was so supportive of our unique family needs and even welcomed Michael (at 13!) to join his brother and sister on field trips while we were in temp housing preparing to move. She and her staff were always there in whatever capacity we needed them! I love the members of the TLC family as my own and have always gotten the same love in return. We have moved around and I’ve had my kids in different kinds of centers (from the posh ones with uniforms to someone’s own home) and TLC ranks the highest on my list!

Thank you, TLC for making a place for our children in your family for 6 years—we miss you in Minnesota!

The Jacqmein Family
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