This week I am joined by rockstar Rachel Supalla. Rachel is a multi-site owner of Discovery Kidzone in Montana as well as one of the newest coaches here at The Child Care Success Company. She has shared her expertise as a national speaker at Association for Early Learning Leaders, NAEYC, and more. We dive into Rachel’s unique strengths, her creative quest to culture building (and budgeting!), a special curriculum she developed that’s a blend of Montessori, Reggio, and mindfulness, as well as some savvy financial planning.
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Here Are the Key Takeaways From This Episode:
Rachel is now officially one of the coaches here at The Child Care Success Company. She discusses some of her goals and integrating her personal approaches to clients.
Rachel has been in the industry for 24 years and has an extensive background, complete with multiple certifications and degrees.
Discovery Kidzone also has branches in California that Rachel’s partner, Alex, runs.
Taking advantage of PPP and grants were part of the best practices that Rachel used to stay financially viable through the pandemic.
We discuss ways Rachel kept culture really high for staff, parents, and the community, during the pains of the pandemic.
Rachel shares how she has developed her Zoom preschool model.
Diving into the unique curriculum Rachel developed that blends Montessori, Reggio, and brain-based learning around mindfulness.
Ways Rachel wants to expand herself and her business in 2021 include adding new centers, summer camps, & writing books.
Rachel just started implementing the EOS model. She highly recommends the book What the Heck Is EOS? for anyone interested in learning about EOS and those looking to start implementing it in their business.
Rachel and Kris both dive deeper into the financial piece of the business.
Fun fact about Rachel: She went to high school with John Maxwell’s (author of Leadershift) daughter. Now that she’s a Child Care Success coach, she’ll become John Maxwell certified!