Woah baby: Increases in the number of children in California and disposable income will benefit the industry

The Day Care industry in California has slowly gained ground despite some roadblocks, recovering due to favorable macroeconomic and demographic trends. With more women entering the workforce, demand for day care services has picked up. Furthermore, rising disposable income has provided families with more resources to afford the cost of day care. However, the stubbornly high cost of child care in California remains one of the primary factors that discourages families from seeking center-based day care. Over the next five years, the industry is expected to benefit, as the occupancy rates at day care centers are projected to rise in line with the growing number of children aged nine and younger in California...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The high cost of child care in California remains one of the primary factors discouraging families from seeking center-based day care
  • Operators have diversified their offerings by incorporating linguistically appropriate and culturally sensitive care
  • Despite an increasing number of entrants, industry consolidation is projected to continue
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    In line with national trends, the Day Care industry in California is fragmented and highly competitive. IBISWorld estimates that there are currently about 111,678 enterprises providing child care in California, with the top four industry players accounting for less than 20.0% of total industry revenue. Most day care centers operate locally and primarily tailor their services to meet the needs of their local communities. The need to operate their facilities in proximity to their end consumers, coupled with low barriers to entry, primarily contributes to industry fragmentation and prevents any major player from dominating the industry. In ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Day Care in California Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Day Care in California Industry are

  • Ability to take advantage of government subsidies and other grants
  • Ability to vary services to suit different needs
  • Ability to alter mix of inputs in line with cost
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per Capita Disposable Income in California and Local and State Government Expenditure in California in the Day Care in California industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Day Care in California Industry?

    Industry operators provide day care services for children, primarily those under the age of five. Industry operators may also run preschool programs that prepare three- and four-year-olds for kindergarten. However, kindergarten education is excluded from industry services, as are in-home nanny services.

    Industry Products
  • Child day-care services
  • Preschool programs
  • Government contributions
  • Other services and receipts
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing child and infant day care
  • Providing preschool programs
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per Capita Disposable Income in California
  • Local and State Government Expenditure in California
  • Unemployment Rate in California
  • Number of children aged nine and younger in California

  • Current Performance
  • Getting back on their feet
  • Industry landscape and diversity
  • Expensive child care
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Sound investment
  • Industry support and assistance
  • Table: Day Care in California Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Day Care in California Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Orphanages & Group Homes
  • Family Counseling & Crisis Intervention Services
  • Community Housing & Homeless Shelters
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Book Publishing
  • Computer Stores
  • Food Service Contractors
  • Household Furniture Manufacturing
  • Janitorial Services
  • Toy, Doll & Game Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Child day-care services
  • Preschool programs
  • Government contributions
  • Other services and receipts
  • Chart: Day Care in California Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Households with income under $50,000
  • Households with income greater than $100,000
  • Households with income between $50,000 and $100,000
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Day Care in California Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesRent and utilitiesPurchases and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Day Care in California

  • Basis of Competition
    Price of serviceBrands and marketingLocation of serviceReputation of the company
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Day Care in California Industry

  • Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc.Kiddie Academy Child Care Learning CentersKidsPark Inc.KinderCare Learning Centers Inc.Learning Care Group Goddard Systems Inc.
  • Table: Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Kiddie Academy Child Care Learning Centers - financial performance
  • Table: KidsPark Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: KinderCare Learning Centers Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Learning Care Group - financial performance
  • Table: Goddard Systems Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Day Care in California Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Day Care in California Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per Capita Disposable Income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Child-To-Staff Ratio
  • Legal ratio mandated under state law for child care centers for the maximum number of children per staff member.
  • Employer-Sponsored
  • A day-care service that a company provides its workers through a contract with a local day-care center or facility.
  • Occupancy Rate
  • The rate of available spots at a day-care center that are filled. A rate of at least 70.0% is necessary for a center to be profitable.
  • Why buy this report?

    IBISWorld’s Day Care in California Industry Research Report offers insight into the market at the national level. Our analysis highlights macro trends in the overall sector and the micro trends faced by companies that do business in the Day Care in California industry. Our five-year outlook forecasts explain how the market is set to change and the product segments that will drive growth.

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    This report on Day Care in California:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Day Care in California market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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