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Child Day Care Services – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 8351  |  NAICS 624410

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Child Day Care Services  (view report)
Early Childhood Learning Centers  (view report)
Comprehensive industry 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

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 / resource-guide / licensing-regulations

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).

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Child Day Care Services  Search for "624410" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide 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.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Child Day Care Services  Search for "624410" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Child Day Care Services
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

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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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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 8351 - Child Day Care Services
  NAICS Code 624410 - Child Care Services
Types of establishments included in these codes
Childcare centers - establishments that provide care and supervision for groups of children, typically on a regular schedule, offering age-appropriate activities and learning experiences in a structured environment.
Family childcare homes - establishments that offer childcare services within the provider's own home, usually catering to smaller groups of children and offering a more personalized and home-like setting.
After-school programs - establishments that provide care and supervision for school-age children outside of regular school hours, often offering academic support, recreational activities, and enrichment opportunities.
Preschools - establishments that focus on early childhood education and development, serving children aged 3 to 5 years old, and providing a structured learning environment with age-appropriate curriculum and activities.
In-home childcare providers - establishments that offer childcare services within the client's own home, with a caregiver typically responsible for the care and supervision of one family's children.
Employer-sponsored childcare centers - establishments that provide on-site childcare services for the employees of a specific organization, often offering convenience and affordability as an employee benefit.
Drop-in childcare centers - establishments that offer short-term, as-needed childcare services, catering to parents who require occasional or temporary care for their children, often on a flexible or hourly basis.
Special needs childcare providers - establishments that specialize in providing care and support for children with disabilities or special needs, often featuring specially trained staff and adaptive facilities.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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