The Schedule


Thursday, September 12

Registration Opens | 12 PM

Attendees are encouraged to check-in, grab their name tags and review their welcome packets between 12 and 5pm on Thursday afternoon.

Financial Diagnosis Appointments | 1-5 PM

Meet one-on-one with a designated THRIVE Guide for a 30-minute review of your childcare company financials as we diagnose your school’s greatest opportunity for growth and let you know what areas to focus your attention during Friday’s workshop.

THRIVE Social | 6-8 PM

Join us for local brews and bites at Tap Fourteen, a rooftop beer garden in the heart of Downtown Denver. Enjoy skyline views of the Mile High City while networking with fellow childcare owners, directors and other industry experts.



September 13

Breakfast & Registration | 7-8 AM

Check-in at our registration desk if you were unable to on Thursday and then enjoy a light breakfast with coffee and juice while networking with your peers.

Morning Content | 8 AM - 12 PM

Driving Revenue: Nothing else matters if we don't get this right!

1. Decision-Making Data: Weekly, Monthly & Annual Reports, Software Systems for Parent Record-Keeping and Financial Statements

2. Pricing Policies: Tuition Rates, Other Charges and Discounts

3. Calculating Occupancy as a Basis for our Benchmark

4. Marketing 101 with Molly Petchel

5. THRIVE Case Study Groups

Lunch & Networking | 12-1 PM

Enjoy a delicious lunch with your THRIVE case study group as you discuss what financial areas your assigned fictional school should focus on for growth.

Afternoon Content | 1-5 PM

Let’s get real about the numbers!

1. Cash Flow Management: Accounts Receivable & Policy Management and Accounts Payable

2. Staff Retention Tips & Tricks with Kathe Petchel

3. Budgeting & Benchmarking: Staffing Costs, Staff Retention, Programming Costs, Facility Costs and Administrative & Overhead Costs