E102 – Montessori Mastery: Scaling Child Care with Systematic Growth with Lori Knight and Tricia Abbott

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What does it take to build a child care empire from scratch? Brian and Carol have the perfect guests to unravel that topic with Tricia Abbott and Lori Knight, the dynamic sister-in-law duo running a thriving network of Montessori schools. Tune in to Episode 102 of the Child Care Genius Podcast to uncover the secrets behind their success and how their partnership turned into a powerhouse of educational excellence. With Lori’s background in elementary education and Tricia’s lifelong experience in the industry, their journey offers valuable insights for anyone looking to make a significant impact in child care.

Listen in as Tricia and Lori share how their venture began with a single school in Las Vegas and grew into a robust operation spanning multiple states, including New Mexico and Nevada. They discuss the challenges and triumphs of managing six Montessori schools, each tailored to meet the needs of their diverse communities. From for-profit to nonprofit models, and catering to both private pay and subsidy families, their schools stand out by maintaining a consistent set of systems while addressing the unique demands of each location. The duo emphasizes the importance of community involvement and the deep connections they maintain with parents, teachers, and students.

One of the key takeaways from their conversation is the role of effective teamwork and strategic hiring. Recognizing that they couldn’t do it all alone, Tricia and Lori brought on regional directors and highly qualified staff members, transforming their business operations and enhancing their ability to focus on growth and quality. They stress the significance of building a strong leadership team, which has allowed them to scale their operations and maintain a high standard of education across all their schools.

Join us as Tricia and Lori talk about the benefits of CCG coaching and the future of their business. Unlike many entrepreneurs driven by the desire to expand indefinitely, they are focused on perfecting their systems and sustaining their current scale. Don’t miss this episode to learn how these two remarkable women are setting a gold standard in child care management.


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