Child Care Genius Podcast

Child Care Genius Podcast

Learn how to become a smarter child care leader by listening to the Child Care Genius Podcast. Podcast hosts Brian and Carol Duprey have over 25 years of experience in opening and operating 10 child care centers in central Maine. They are both Certified Child Care Coaches, Best-Selling Authors, and have helped thousands of child care owners, directors, and teachers grow their child care businesses. Formerly the Child Care Millionaire Podcast, the Child Care Genius Podcast interviews the brightest minds in the child care industry, to help guide you into making smarter business decisions. The podcast will feature topics focused on increasing center profitability, expansion, employee hiring and retention, cultivating an amazing mindset, and how to retire wealthy, leaving a legacy for future generations. Child Care Genius is the world's #1 community for brilliant child care leaders.


March 21, 2023 23 min

In this episode, we sit down with Rob and Krystle Steinhoff, owners of Thrive Early Learning in Georgia. When we first met this amazing couple, they were both practicing attorneys and wanted to open a child care center. Rob and Krystle share their inspiring journey of starting their own child care center after witnessing their own children in less-than-desirable daycare conditions. Rob and Krystle decided to make it their personal ...

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This is Part Two of our podcast with child care owners Christine and Wade McNally. Join us today as we delve into a crucial but often avoided topic for childcare owners: estate planning. We understand that talking about end-of-life plans can be uncomfortable and overwhelming, but it is a necessary step in protecting your loved ones and your business legacy.

In this episode, Wade McNally will lend his legal...

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Today on the podcast we are sitting down with one of our favorite child care couples, Christine and Wade McNally.  This is Part One of a two part conversation with this dynamic duo. 

We were able to spend some quality time getting to know Christine and Wade during a past workation.  During the podcast Christine and Wade both share their perspectives on the value and benefits of a Child Care Genius workatio...

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Are you feeling tired and overworked? Are you ready to throw in the towel? If you're feeling overwhelmed in your child care business we can teach you how to shift the fulcrum. Tune in to hear some exciting news about our upcoming Child Care Genius program that will show you how to utilize leverage in your child care business to turn things around. 

“If you have leverage in your business, you can work less ...

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Today on the podcast we welcome our dear friend and respected colleague, Sindye Alexander. Tune in to hear how we all met and the moment I knew we were kindred spirits.

You won't want to miss our big collaboration announcement during this podcast!

As a young mother, Sindye started an in-home child care center that eventually expanded to a large facility due to popular demand. Many years later ...

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Our guest on the podcast today is Vernon Mason. He began his journey into our field like many of us, with in-home child care. Through twists and turns and a natural disaster, the business had to be relocated several times. Listen in to hear how Vernon persevered and expanded his child care business to 5 centers. 

Years later Vernon ended up making the difficult decision to sell the 5 centers and retire fro...

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Have you ever sent your spouse on an errand to buy something, and they returned with the wrong item? What if that item was a child care center? Our guests on the podcast today share their remarkable story that spurred them on to their child care venture.

Karla and Doug McCurry own several child care centers in Florida (West Palm Beach area) and discuss how their...

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Our guests on the podcast today,  Zarvan and Melissa Karanjia, are one of the first couples we've ever coached and continue to work with presently. 

Melissa started working in child care right out of high school. She worked for various centers throughout the years. Zarvan comes from a corporate IT background. Eventually, Zarvan and Melissa started their own in-h...

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How will you know it's time to move your in-home child care business into a separate location? If you have one child care center, are you considering expanding? What is your criteria for making this decision? Our guests on the podcast today weigh in on the factors that precipitated their big business move.

Vaudrien and William Ray are child care owners in South ...

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Today we are having a candid conversation with an amazing couple, Jennifer and Noah Smith from Pennsylvania. Jennifer and Noah are students in our Child Care Genius University coaching program. They are fairly new child care center owners and have also recently expanded.

Jennifer works full-time in their child care business and her husband, Noah, works full-time...

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Nataliya and Andrey are Dynasty-level students in our Child Care Genius University Coaching Program. After successfully running their first child care business, they decided to open a second facility.  Along the way, they realized they could use some guidance while troubleshooting different aspects in their new center. Nataliya and Andrey made the investment in their business by joining the Child Car...

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Today we are welcoming Michael and Mandi Braswell, owners of Country Kids Academy in San Antonio, TX, to our podcast. They share with us their unique story of how they started in the child care industry, the struggles they faced and overcame, and the power they found working together as business partners in their child care business.

Michael and Mandi are studen...

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We worked hard in 2022 to deliver a lot of content to the community, and will continue to do so in 2023. We have BIG PLANS, and we unveil some of them in our final podcast episode of 2022.

You’ll want to tune in to hear all about our new SCHOLARSHIP program, private coaching opportunities with us, and to find out how we are giving back in a BIG way in 2023.

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Have you ever had a babysitter cancel at the last minute on date night? What's a parent to do if they have a hair appointment or an impromptu business meeting they have to get to but don't have child care lined up? Our next guest, Dana Oliver, pondered some of these very questions and had an epiphany.

Dana is the president and CEO of Adventure Kids Playcare. Adv...

What better way to wrap up 2022 than to discuss end-of-the-year tax strategies with our own resident tax expert and CPA? We’ve been working with Darren Hall for 25 years and we are bringing our secret weapon directly to you on this podcast episode. Darren shares several end-of-the-year tax strategies to help you avoid common mistakes, keep better records, and reduce your taxes.

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Do visits from your state licensing consultant stress you out?  Is the workplace culture in your child care business not what you’d hoped it would be? Our next guest may help ease your mind on these topics.

Ronnae Williams is a former licensing inspector in the state of Georgia.  She has worked for KinderCare, Kids R Kids, and is now an adjunct professor with th...

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The world’s a negative place right now and your employees are struggling with negative mindset. 

We do a lot of coaching calls and the biggest pain points we see are staffing morale, culture, and mindset.

Are your team members happy to come to work each day?

Are they enthusiastically c...

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Looking for ways to create a bond with your new staff members while implementing your business values? Making them feel a part of something and instilling the sense of a team or child care family? Elissa Woodle, the owner of two large schools in SC, did just that. In today's episode, Elissa shares her tips for creating an amazing teacher orientation and effecti...

Have you ever thought about working with a child care coach but weren't sure if your business could afford it? Our guest Lisa Giancarli spotlights this topic and how invaluable a coach can be to facilitating a successful child care business. 

Lisa shares her unique backstory that led her into the child care field and the challenges she faced while learning the i...

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This episode offers a lively discussion on the impact of leadership and mindset on your child care business with Joy Maxwell, one of our certified child care business coaches (a.k.a. “professors”) at Child Care Genius University. 

Joy fell in love with child care when she was just 14 years old through a school work-study program. After she finished college she t...

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