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Child Day Care Services

SIC 8351 | NAICS 624410

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Child Day Care Services  (view report)
Early Childhood Learning Centers  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

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.


Child Care Services

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

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
https://childcareta.acf.hhs.gov/ / resource-guide / licensing

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 chains.

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
Childcare Provider

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).

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Child Day Care Services
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "624410"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

First Research
Child Care Services

Financial information section of this profile provides income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios by company size for companies that provide center-based or home-based supervision and educational programs for pre-school and school-age children, with major companies in this sector including KinderCare Learning Centers, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, and Learning Care Group.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Child Day Care Services

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.

PayScale, Inc.
Childcare / Daycare

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.

International Nanny Association
INA Nanny Salary & Benefits Survey

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.

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