Stunted growth: Industry revenue will continue contracting due to state budget constraints

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue declined as stimulus funds dried up and states reduced investment in early childhood education
  • A long-term rise in women's workforce participation has fueled demand for industry services
  • More parents will return to the workforce, leading to higher demand for industry services

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Revenue for the Early Childhood Learning Centers industry has contracted steadily in the past five years. Since the recession, states have struggled to fund industry centers, many of which rely heavily on public funding. Moreover, declining workforce participation reduced demand for child-care services over the period, leading to the closure of many industry establishments. Although more parents will return to the workforce in the next five years, state budgetary issues will persist, and the industry is expected to continue its decline through 2021. However, some private operators will grow due to higher levels of disposable income...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The industry exhibits low market share concentration, with only one single operator claiming more than 5.0% of industry revenue. Operators tend to service local markets and as such, do not experience significant expansion. This is especially true for learning centers that rely on government funding. In New York state, for example, 279 programs are listed as accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Low market share concentration is expected to continue going forward.


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    Additional Insights for the Early Childhood Learning Centers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Early Childhood Learning Centers Industry are

  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Ability to take advantage of government subsidies and other grants
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Labor force participation rate of women and Per capita disposable income in the Early Childhood Learning Centers industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Early Childhood Learning Centers Industry?

    Establishments in this industry, both public and private, primarily provide basic preparatory education courses for children aged two years to those reaching the compulsory school entry age. This industry excludes establishments that primarily service adults and provide child-teaching services.

    Industry Products
    Toddler education programs
    Preschool and pre-kindergarten programs
    Industry Activities
    Plan and implement a diverse curriculum for children
    Develop activities to introduce math and literacy concepts
    Provide child and infant day care to an extent
    Operate Head Start programs

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Labor force participation rate of women
  • Per capita disposable income
  • National unemployment rate
  • Number of children aged nine and younger

  • Current Performance
  • Factors buoying demand
  • Present state of operators
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Government factors moving forward
  • Other industry trends
  • Table: Early Childhood Learning Centers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Early Childhood Learning Centers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Book, Magazine & Newspaper Wholesaling
  • Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling
  • Educational Services
  • Food Service Contractors
  • Hobby & Toy Stores
  • Household Furniture Manufacturing
  • Municipal Building Construction
  • Office Stationery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Preschool and pre-kindergarten programs
  • Toddler education programs
  • Chart: Early Childhood Learning Centers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • 4 years old
  • 3 years and younger
  • 5 years old
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Early Childhood Learning Centers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Purchases
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Early Childhood Learning Centers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Early Childhood Learning Centers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc.
  • Table: Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Early Childhood Learning Centers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Early Childhood Learning Centers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Number of children aged nine and under (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Child-To-Staff Ratio
  • Legal ratio mandated under state law for childcare 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 filled. A rate of at least 70.0% is necessary for a center to be profitable.
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