A new childcare center is opening in August in downtown Lakeville. Hypointe Childcare will be located at 8755 Upper 208th St. W. (in the building that previously housed Community Education offices, as well as preschool and Early Childhood Family Education programs).

The center is owned and operated by Tricia DeMarais and Jennifer Orth, two Lakeville moms who previously ran in-home childcare businesses. Tricia and Jennifer have more than 30 years of combined experience of teaching and caring for children. Tricia has worked for the YMCA, and Jennifer managed a KinderCare.

Hypointe Childcare will offer full-day, half-day and drop-in care for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.