Member Spotlight: Hemang Patel

In 2011 after the buyer of Over The Rainbow Child Development Center backed out of their purchase, Lisa Giancarli found herself inherently becoming the owner and operator of the school. Having no prior experience in child care, with the exception of raising her own children, Lisa quickly became overwhelmed and wanted out of the business. It wasn’t until 2015 that Lisa discovered the Child Care Success Summit™ from an email that her husband had forwarded to her and she decided to take a leap of faith and go see what the summit had to offer. She was instantly “wowed” by the amount of knowledge and resources provided and by the end of that weekend she had joined the Child Care Success Academy™ and hasn’t stopped positively transforming her child care business since then.

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Member Spotlight: Christine McNally

In 2011 after the buyer of Over The Rainbow Child Development Center backed out of their purchase, Lisa Giancarli found herself inherently becoming the owner and operator of the school. Having no prior experience in child care, with the exception of raising her own children, Lisa quickly became overwhelmed and wanted out of the business. It wasn’t until 2015 that Lisa discovered the Child Care Success Summit™ from an email that her husband had forwarded to her and she decided to take a leap of faith and go see what the summit had to offer. She was instantly “wowed” by the amount of knowledge and resources provided and by the end of that weekend she had joined the Child Care Success Academy™ and hasn’t stopped positively transforming her child care business since then.

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Member Spotlight: Chantel and Zack Pettengill

In 2011 after the buyer of Over The Rainbow Child Development Center backed out of their purchase, Lisa Giancarli found herself inherently becoming the owner and operator of the school. Having no prior experience in child care, with the exception of raising her own children, Lisa quickly became overwhelmed and wanted out of the business. It wasn’t until 2015 that Lisa discovered the Child Care Success Summit™ from an email that her husband had forwarded to her and she decided to take a leap of faith and go see what the summit had to offer. She was instantly “wowed” by the amount of knowledge and resources provided and by the end of that weekend she had joined the Child Care Success Academy™ and hasn’t stopped positively transforming her child care business since then.

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Where There’s a Will There’s a Way with Victoria Lynch

Victoria Lynch and her team at First Discovery Children’s Academy in Virginia are having what she feels is the best year yet, and she explains what exactly her process has been for their expansion, growth, and most importantly — fun. Victoria and Kris discuss how game-changing it was to finally hire an Executive Director, her methods for delegating, and which of her marketing efforts provided the largest enrollment boosts. Victoria also shares the wisdom she has learned since beginning her journey with First Academy and why a true child care rockstar never gives up on their dreams.

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Scaling Up Your School in Every Way with Nina Lemon

Nina Lemon, Owner and Founder of the Lemon Tree Academy in Georgia, has the enthusiasm and commitment to action and implementation of a true Child Care Rockstar. She talks with Kris about how she went from a pediatric nurse to a businesswoman with two full locations, the biggest challenges she faced as she scaled up and out, and how her love of HGTV plays into making her centers a welcoming environment for children and their families.

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Member Spotlight: Kathy Cameron

In 2011 after the buyer of Over The Rainbow Child Development Center backed out of their purchase, Lisa Giancarli found herself inherently becoming the owner and operator of the school. Having no prior experience in child care, with the exception of raising her own children, Lisa quickly became overwhelmed and wanted out of the business. It wasn’t until 2015 that Lisa discovered the Child Care Success Summit™ from an email that her husband had forwarded to her and she decided to take a leap of faith and go see what the summit had to offer. She was instantly “wowed” by the amount of knowledge and resources provided and by the end of that weekend she had joined the Child Care Success Academy™ and hasn’t stopped positively transforming her child care business since then.

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Making a Difference in a Big Way

Marcia St. Hilaire Finn, Managing Owner and Director of Bright Star Early Care and Preschool, lights up wherever she is with her enthusiasm, energy, and positive attitude. She joins the show to talk about her start in Dominica and how she ended up in Washington D.C., her advice on setting smart goals, and shares her logistics on her teacher engagement and culture of fun and dedication. Marcia also discusses how her background in Pediatric Nursing helps Bright Star stand out, along with their attention to serving the children and their families using music, language studies, and healthy living.

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How to Spot Teacher Burnout, and How to Manage It

Lety Carvajal and Raul Pineyro of Springview Academy in Florida join the show today to talk about working as a married couple, the cute story of how they met and became a partnership, and spotting teacher burnout. They are both highly focused on professional development, active leadership and creating a culture that serves children and their families yet also provides the staff with a healthy amount of freedom and autonomy. They share the story of how they went from 125 children to 350, almost tripling their enrollment and the strategies of success that keep them at the top of their game.

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Scaling Up with Mike Garatoni

Mike Garatoni of Growing Kids Learning Centers in Indiana joins the show to talk about scaling up, growing, and advice for schools of any size to grow and expand even more. He and his wife Beth found high-quality care quite limited as parents themselves and knew they wanted to help be part of the solution. Mike and Kris talk about the importance of starting from the end goal and working back, delegation, how he empowers his directors, and challenges they faced in the early scale-up phases. They also talk about simple tweaks that have made a huge difference and what we can expect from Mike and Growing Kids in the future.

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