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It's big and bright and welcoming. Belle's & Beau's Childcare Center is set to open in Lubbock soon at 6308 Iola Ave.

This new childcare facility is set to fill a vital need, with room for plenty of children and a large team of caregivers ready to go above and beyond. We had an opportunity to speak with Megan Green, Jessie Kinney and the wonderful team there. They took us on a tour (photo gallery below) of this great new childcare center.

A new mom, Kinney found that a lot of daycare places in Lubbock had a wait list. That's when she realized there was a need here for more.

"There wasn't care that was available right away," she said. "So a lot of daycares have 6 months to 8-month wait lists, especially for infants."

Belle's & Beau's Childcare Center offers care to children from 6 weeks to 5 years and teaches pre-school as well.

"We have a full curriculum for ages 2 through 5. We also offer a part-time program that's 3 days a week or less. We're full all day for those three days," Kinney said.

Currently, they can take in 93 children, and once their playground is completed they'll be able to care for 136 children. They have about 30 children signed up so far, we were told.

They're not sure when exactly they will open. Everything is in place, and they're waiting for the final go-ahead from the state. They are hoping to be open by spring break. "As long as we're open, we're doing spring break care," they told us.

"Our big mission is to bring back manners to children, teaching them 'yes ma'am and 'no ma'am,' the basic southern social skills...southern hospitality," they said.

It was wonderful to meet the great team there and have an opportunity to tour their big, bright, colorfully-designed space. You can visit their official website for more pictures and details.

We wish Belle's & Beau's the best for their opening. Welcome to Lubbock!