The Kid's Community College® franchise model is the first franchise offering to marry early childhood education, elementary education and supplemental educational services. Listed below is information related to each of these industries as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Census Bureau and The National Center for Education Statistics. The Kid's Community College franchise network takes full advantage of the benefits of serving the combined needs in these leading business industry sectors, which represent nearly $520 Billion in services annually.
Obtaining affordable, quality child day care, especially for children under age 5, is a major concern for many parents, particularly in recent years with the rise in families with two working parents. As the need for child day care has increased in the last decade, the child day care services industry began to fill the need of non-relative child care.
Child day care services provided about 807,000 wage and salary jobs in 2006. There were an additional 467,000 self-employed and unpaid family workers in the industry, most of whom were family child care providers, although some were self-employed managers of child care centers.
Jobs in child day care are found across the country, mirroring the distribution of the population. However, day care centers are less common in rural areas, where there are fewer children to support a separate facility. Child day care operations vary in size, from the self-employed person caring for a few children in a private home to the large corporate-sponsored center employing a sizable staff.
Child Day Care services represent a $13 Billion industry.
Because school attendance is compulsory until at least age 16 in all 50 States and the District of Columbia, elementary, middle, and secondary schools are the most numerous of all educational establishments. They provide academic instruction to students in kindergarten through grade 12 in a variety of settings, including public schools, charter schools, parochial schools, boarding and other private schools, and military academies. Some secondary schools offer a mixture of academic, career and technical instruction.
In an effort to promote innovation in public education, many local and State governments have authorized the creation of public charter schools, in the belief that, by presenting students and their parents with a greater range of instructional options, schools and students will be encouraged to strive for excellence. Charter schools, which usually are run by teachers and parents or other non-profit firms, operate independently of the school system, set their own standards, and practice a variety of innovative teaching methods.
Pubic education represents a nearly $500 Billion industry. There are nearly 3,700 pubic charter schools.
Supplemental educational services are additional academic instruction designed to increase the academic achievement of students. These services mainly consist of varying types of tutoring and remedial programs.