Child Care Rockstar Radio
By Kris Murray
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Early learning leaders around the globe are breaking through challenges, leading the way in innovation, testing new best practices, and impacting children and families in a much more powerful and positive way than ever before. Each week, tune in to top child care business guru Kris Murray on the Child Care Rockstar Radio podcast for interviews with early childhood leaders and experts that will leave you inspired to get to the next level of success, whatever that means for you. Kris Murray is President of Child Care Marketing Solutions, and the Founder of the Child Care Success Academy, the world’s largest and most comprehensive business coaching program for early childhood entrepreneurs and leaders. She is the author of two top-rated books on early learning business, and the mom of two great kids. She and her team are based in the mountains of Colorado.
||CleanGiving Children the World with Dawn Uribe||Dawn Uribe, the owner of Mis Amigos Spanish Immersion Preschool, joins Kris today to talk about her vast expansion mode and how she came to the vision of owning a Spanish immersion school. Dawn is a game changer in her marketplace and she has some...||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKris Murray’s Goal Setting Process||This week, Kris shares a tried and true roadmap for exactly how she sets and achieves goals. If you are looking to make 2019 the best year yet, listen in, as you will get concrete examples to apply to your personal and professional life. Kris gives...||1/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMargins, Culture, and Servant Leadership with Tony D’Agostino||Entrepreneur and early learning veteran Tony D’Agostino joins us today to talk about understanding margins and your numbers, his ‘near-death’ experience in the childcare business, how to deal with a crisis, and toxic employees. Tony and Kris...||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Roadmap to Creating a Culture of Excellence and Collaboration||Do you have people that show up inspired by your vision? Questions to ask yourself as you build a business and a legacy that stands for excellence in the field. Kris welcomes the Director of Marketing and Child Care Extraordinaire Sindye Alexander,...||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImplementing the EOS Model with Heart — Stuart Robertson||Stuart Robinson is a brilliant yet heart-centered entrepreneur and business coach. Today, Stuart talks with Kris about forming his tech company at the age of 27, selling it in 2015 and his new path as an EOS Professional Implementer. He first had...||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreating Montessori Centers of Excellence in London and Beyond — Arike Aiyetigbo||Arike Aiyetigbo, Founder and Director of Fountain Montessori Preschool, joins the show from her office and home of the school in London, England. Originally, from Nigeria, Arike is a passionate educator whose mission is to grow her influence by...||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Circle of Partnership with Charlie Marcotty and Marcy Lee||Charlie Marcotty and Marcy Lee, co-owners of the First Circle Learning Center in Lexington, Mass, join the show today to discuss the key lessons they have learned from over 21 years in early childhood expertise. They bring the excitement, enthusiasm,...||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGet Off The Hamster Wheel, and Into Excellence, with Chanie Wilschanski||Today’s episode is a complete game changer. Kris brings in Chanie Wilschanski from DiscoverEd Consulting to talk about innovative ways of getting unstuck out of ‘overwhelm,’ and focus on your superpowers, ultimately to lead you to excellence and..||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Non-Traditional (and fun) Approach to Child Care — Andrea Wortman||Andrea Wortman is all about doing things from a non-traditional and slow but steady approach. She runs an after-school program in the Portland, Oregon area with 11 locations, and has worked with the school systems to forge a relationship where she is...||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs M-A-T-H a Four-Letter Word in Your Business?||You may think of it as a dirty word, but really, it can be the key to peace of mind, freedom, and clarity in your business. It’s Math. Today, Kris will inspire you to get started tracking so you can live a lifestyle of abundance and make your...||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFitness, Fun, and a Fancy School Bus: Josh Visser||Today’s guest is Josh Visser, a proponent of education and play within an active learning environment. Josh and Kris talk about his school, De Kinderen Huis, and its mission to provide growth through movement and play-based discovery. He also talks...||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Relentless Focus on Positive, Healthy Culture with Joe and Lucy Lawrence||Joe and Lucy, owners and founders of Little Sprouts in Wisconsin, have an intentionality in everything they do, whether it’s their international flavor, their passion for staying mindful for eco-consciousness, or how they develop their team to show...||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStrategy in Growth: Lucy Cook||Lucy Cook, Co-Owner of Amaze Education Group, calls in from Australia as the special first international Child Care Rockstar Radio guest. Lucy talks about how she stays sane in running and growing her business to nine locations, the creative way her...||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Win in Digital Marketing: Bruce Spurr||In today’s episode, Digital Marketing Expert and real-life Rocket Scientist Bruce Spurr joins Kris for a talk on how to win the digital marketing game using Facebook ads, Google Maps, and Google Search. They touch upon how to get your school...||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Epitome of Hustle: Don Alley||Don Alley is the owner of Center Stage Preschool in Ashburn, VA, and is an example of the results that unfold when you focus and dream big. Don has 30 years of experience in martial arts and has been running his three karate schools successfully for...||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Get Great Reviews and Handle the Bad Ones with Sharon Foster||Sharon Foster, owner and operator of Bells Ferry Learning Center, joins Kris today for a conversation on how to build positive parent relationships, customer service, and how owners and staff can protect themselves during bad reviews or negative...||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFamily First with Steve Lloyd of Busy Little Hands Learning Center||Steve Lloyd, visionary and co-owner of Busy Little Hands Learning Center, is a model of growing by leaps and bounds when you apply the right mindset, practices, and leadership in your school. Steve talks with Kris about his unconventional journey into..||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Beauty of Opportunity with Nan Rikard||Nan Rikard, owner and founder of Big Blue Marble Academy, is an incredible powerhouse with an instinct for good business and a big, giving heart. She talks with Kris about her journey of over 30 years in the EEC industry, her passion on giving back in..||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanService Through Leadership with Julie Roy||Julie Roy joins Kris today to share her experience of how she started as an educator in Canada and went on to own nine centers of the Montessori Educational Centers in Omaha, Nebraska. They talk about concrete strategies for how to grow your business,..||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCommitted to Growth and Development | Ben Poswalk||Today’s episode features a great talk with Ben Poswalk, Executive Director of Paradise Place Preschool. Ben came to Kris as her only local client in Crested Butte, Colorado, with some challenges in the enrollment, marketing, and staffing...||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanResources and Support for Childhood Education||In today’s episode, Kris features Ron Spreeuwenberg. Ron is the co-founder and CEO of HiMama, an app for daycares that allows parents to better connect with their children during the day. Ron is a heart-centered leader serving the early childhood...||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDefining Your Dream Life, Delegation, and Working From the Beach | Jennifer Connor from AppleTree Kids||Today, Kris and special guest, Jennifer Connor from AppleTree Kids, uncover the secret sauce on how to manage your preschools from the beach, or wherever your dream life may take you. They give the inside scoop how to delegate appropriately, grow from..||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFun, Flexibility, and Family | Tameenah Adams||Today, Kris has the pleasure of talking with Tameenah Adams, owner and leader of Happy Faces Early Learning Academy. Tameenah is a true rock star and shares her core values, vision, and how she has become a transparent and empowered leader that people..||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrow Your Enrollment, Improve the Industry and Change the World | Chuck Gibbs||Kris is joined by very special guest, friend, skiing buddy, and founder of ChildCare CRM software, Chuck Gibbs. Kris and Chuck have much in common. They both started their businesses around early 2010 and are here eight years later, still great...||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStay Recession Proof and Financially Healthy: A Compass and a Heart||Kris opens up today’s episode with a thank you to all of her past guests and a fun recap of the amazing conversations over the past nine episodes. Next, she gives tips and keys on how to financially protect yourself and become recession proof. Then,..||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExpansion, Leadership and Just Plain Old Fun | Vernon Mason||In today’s episode, Kris is joined with one of her favorite friends in the industry, Vernon Mason. Vernon has over 25 years of experience in early childhood. He shares with us his journey of how he started and some of the key points that allowed him..||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPartners in Every Way | Brian and Carol Duprey||Today Kris is joined with very special and inspiring guests, Brian and Carol Duprey! Brian Duprey is a seasoned 20-year veteran in the childcare industry. Along with his wife Carol, they have opened and operated eight different childcare centers in...||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOvercoming Challenges with Kym Pomares||Kym Pomares has blossomed into an amazing force as the owner of Courthouse Academy in Virginia Beach. She is an inspiration, always combining work and play and is now leading her school as a culture of excellence and doing great things. Courthouse...||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChanging the Life of the Child and Changing the World | Holly Elissa Bruno||I am thrilled to bring you Holly Elissa Bruno on today’s episode. She has a huge heart and has seven decades of wisdom to bring to you in times of change. She is an expert in legal issues as a “recovering attorney,” and has great advice on how...||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Power of Innovation and Collaboration | Marnie Forestieri||My guest today is an early childhood business powerhouse, whom I have yet to meet in person but who has inspired me and many others in the field. Marnie Forestieri is Chief Learning Officer and Co-Founder at Amazing Explorers Academy in Florida, which..||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComplexity, Technology, and Competitive Advantage||Our episode this week is chock full of industry insights, innovative ideas, and nuggets of wisdom that you can plug right into your child care or preschool business! We are joined by the amazing Evan Goldman from Early Education Group. Evan is a true...||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading the Future Leaders | Donna Jensen of the Learning Station||Description: In today’s episode we are joined by child care rockstar Donna Jensen, owner of the Learning Station. Donna’s passion for creating an enriching, safe, and supportive environment is inspiring and the reason why she is always full with a..||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRaising the Level of Professionalism, Respect, and Hustle | Summer Picha and Katie Wagoner of Peaceful Valley Montessori||Description: This week’s episode features Child Care Rockstar Radio’s first guest interview — the awesome Summer Picha and Katie Wagoner, Peaceful Valley Montessori! Summer and Katie have been partners together for about eight years and have...||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Beauty of Persistence||Welcome to our very first episode of Childcare Rockstar Radio! Your host is Kris Murray, President of Child Care Marketing Solutions and founder and leader of the Childcare Success Academy. The Academy is the world’s largest and most comprehensive...||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Real answers - hands down worth listening
I love Kris and the innovative, practical work which she and her team is pioneering. Her podcasts consistently encourage me with real answers for challenges from mindset to how to innovate to more. I'm the founder of Montesshare, an in-home Montessori, bilingual preschool and co-founder of TOTH Montessori, an authentic Montessori Preschool for 1-6 year olds in D.C. Keep 'em coming, Kris!
Loving This Podcast! Kris ROCKS!
As an owner myself I have been getting some amazing tips and tricks from people in my field of work every week listening to this podcast. I truly believe everyone in the childcare field should listen to this podcast to help better their school. We are working with our future and this is a great resource to help us give these kids our all!
A Must Listen!
I absolutely love listening to this podcast. Kris always provides amazing information and the guests are very knowledgeable!