Kris welcomes Kaye Boehning of Tomorrow’s Promise Montessori Schools, located in the small community of Huntsville, Texas. Kaye talks about how she got into the child care industry, learning to delegate and elevate, and what practical steps she took to work on her business and not have to be in the business for every step. Kaye talks with Kris about what sets Tomorrow’s Promise apart, some fun Montessori school facts, and how she and her team are scaling for growth.
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Here Are the Key Takeaways From This Episode:
[1:50] Kaye was nominated by the SBDC Small Business Development Center for the Small Business Owner of the Year Award for her district. She is the first person ever to get the award in the brand new category.
[4:50] Tomorrow’s Promise is located in the small community of Huntsville, Texas. The first location is licensed for 255 and the second for 81. She is still waiting for the city to approve her permit for the third location.
[7:26] Kaye talks about switching her major at 25 and what made her go from a CPA to knowing that she had to make a difference in a child’s life.
[10:44] Fun Fact! Kaye met her husband on Match.com and she is a car nut, which runs in her family.
[14:02] Besides being the only Montessori in town, Tomorrow’s Promise has the largest playgrounds in town, that are designed for each age group. They also have bathrooms in every classroom.
[18:02] Kaye talks about growing and scaling her locations.
[26:09] The importance of delegating and letting go, which for Kaye included hiring someone who is really good at hiring great talent. This saves her money in mistaken hires and staff turnover.
[28:24] Kaye talks about her administrative team structure.
[39:51] Kaye explains the inspiration and beautiful mission behind the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.
[44:09] Fun fact: Ever heard of Amazon, Wikipedia, or Google? All three have been founded by Montessori students.