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. Both of them hold qualifications like a Diploma of childcare Melbourne and recommend that all employees who work there have a childcare qualification too.
Hypointe Childcare will offer parents 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.
Daycare centers are a vital part of society, especially for busy parents who struggle to balance working and looking after their children. By dropping children off at these centers, kids are able to play and socialize with others all day, increasing their confidence and their mental stimulation. This can be extremely beneficial for children in the long term.
Of course, the beauty of childcare is that there is a wide range of flexible options to suit the needs of your family. For example, if you would prefer for your child to be looked after and taught at home, an au pair or a nanny could be the right solution. You can learn more about these alternative forms of childcare by checking out this au pair vs nanny guide. Above all, there are some key differences between the different types of childcare and therefore doing your research is fundamental when it comes down to weighing up your choices.
If you’re inspired by Tricia and Jennifer’s decision to open their own daycare center, you could always consider looking for similar opportunities from KLA Schools and others. This way, you can run your own center and be involved in decision making for your child’s education. These sorts of opportunities can be exciting for those with a passion for caring for children.