Exchange Press, Inc.
ChildCare Exchange Magazine
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.
ChildCare Aware of America
State Fact Sheets
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. Department of Health & Human Services
Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance System
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 Enterprises, Inc.
U.S. Child Daycare Services
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
Entrepreneur Magazine Business Startup Guides
Child Care Service
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 Technique Guides
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
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.