Bimonthly publication features news and information for center owner and managers and other early childhood professionals, with special features including the "Annual Trend Report on For Profit Child Care" and "The Exchange Top 50" list (January issue) which ranks North America's largest for-profit and national franchising organizations by number of centers in operation and total licensed capacity.
Annual report provides a statistical profile of the industry on a national and state level, with information provided including potential market size in terms of number of children and working mothers, number of providers by provider type, frequency of various types of services requested, average annual fees for full-time care for selected age groups, total number of workers, and average income per worker.
U.S. government website provides an extensive selection of information for child care providers, with publications available including "Resource Guide: Starting & Operating a Child Care Business" which provides basic guidance and includes links to additional resources for more in-depth information and "State Licensing Agencies & Regulations" which provides links to licensing agencies and programs.
Marketdata study provides a detailed analysis of daycare services industry, with topics covered in the study including demographic factors affecting the industry, political and legislative outlook, market size and growth, number and types of providers, franchising activity, childcare costs, nannies and au pairs, financial operating performance and ratios, and profiles of the leading for-profit daycare center chains.
Startup guide covers the various aspects of starting a child care business and running it successfully, with topics covered in the guide including startup economics, choosing a commercial location, setting up the business, furnishing and equipping a center, services and policies, operations, transportation services, parent relationships, marketing, staffing, financial management, and facility maintenance.
IRS audit guide includes an overview of the industry and its business practices, with topics covered in the guide including income audit techniques, food program reimbursements (CACFP), other income, expense substantiation requirements, business use of home, deductibility of specific types of expenses for income tax purposes, and worker classification issues (employee versus independent contractor).
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue by major category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent, utilities, other costs, and earnings before interest and taxes) for the most recent year and line graphs indicating trends for each category over the past five years. Sample report can be viewed free online.
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in this sector, with job categories covered in the survey including preschool/childcare center directors, preschool teachers who engage children in activities designed to develop their physical, social, and intellectual skills, and childcare workers who handle tasks such as bathing, dressing, and feeding and oversee play activities.
Free online service provides salary and hourly wage rate data for job positions such as center director, assistant director, daycare teacher, teacher assistant, and daycare worker, with employers for which compensation data is provided including KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc., The Learning Care Group, Inc., Childcare Network, Inc., and The Goddard School.
Annual salary survey provides compensation and benefits data for in-home childcare professionals, with subjects addressed in the survey including participant demographic profile, job position characteristics, compensation and benefits practices, and average hourly rate by years of experience, highest level of education, type of family and parental employment status, and number of years with current employer.