Early dismissal: The labor force participation rate of women will likely decline, hindering school enrollment

The Nursery Schools industry offers preschool education to children under the age of five, typically four- and three-year-olds. Preschool learning is often combined with day care; however, establishments that provide day care exclusively, such as babysitters, are excluded from this industry. Over much of the five-year period to 2018, pressures on local budgets have reduced spending on nursery schools. However, the high labor force participation rate of women and increasing per capita disposable income have kept the industry from experiencing any significant declines during the period. Over the five years to 2023, the labor force participation rate of women is expected to decline, causing demand for industry services to fall...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • With strained budgets causing total spending per student to decline, the quality of preschool education has come under question
  • Preschool funding tends to be one of the first educational expenses to be cut during hard times
  • The United States is falling far behind in terms of public spending on early learning
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Nursery Schools industry has moderate barriers to entry. Opening a nursery school requires minimum capital investment, with most operators renting out their establishments. However, industry players experience a strict regulatory environment. Local and state authorities typically have regulations that require licensing, safety and curriculum standards, as well as staff background checks and qualification standards. As a result of these regulations, the cost of entering the industry can at time be high. Moreover, operators wishing to obtain funding from the government have to compete against other operators as well as meeting additional government standards. Industry player may also find it difficult to compete against incumbent operators. Exi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Nursery Schools Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Nursery Schools Industry are

  • Ability to take advantage of government subsidies and other grants
  • Recommendation/accreditation from authoritative source
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Government consumption and investment and Labor force participation rate of women in the Nursery Schools industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Nursery Schools Industry?

    This industry provides preschool education services for children aged three and four, combined with day care. Establishments in this industry are private but may receive funding from a variety of sources, including state and federal grants. This industry excludes babysitting or infant care services.

    Industry Products
  • Publicly funded programs
  • Privately funded programs
  • Federally funded programs
  • Industry Activities
  • Privately funded preschool education
  • State funded preschool education
  • Federally funded preschool education
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Government consumption and investment
  • Labor force participation rate of women
  • Number of births
  • Poverty rate

  • Current Performance
  • Critical services
  • Dried-up funds
  • Light at the end of the tunnel
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • High hopes
  • Private spending
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Nursery Schools Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Nursery Schools Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Consumers

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

  • Products & Services
  • Privately funded programs
  • Publicly funded programs
  • Federally funded programs
  • Chart: Nursery Schools Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households with income above $100,000
  • Households with income $60,000 to $100,000
  • Households with income $20,000 to $39,999
  • Households with income $40,000 to $59,999
  • Households with income below $20,000
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Nursery Schools Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Nursery Schools

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Nursery Schools Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Nursery Schools 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 Nursery Schools Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Government consumption and investment (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Cognitive Development
  • The construction of thought processes, including memory, language and problem solving abilities, from childhood onward.
  • Early Learning
  • Education offered to four and three year olds in preparation for kindergarten
  • Nonprofit
  • An organization that is privately run but does not distribute the surplus to directors; instead, it invests surplus in furthering a social mission. Therefore, it enjoys tax exemptions.
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