Child Care Industry Reports

How Did COVID-19 Impact the Industry?

Discover the latest child care industry trends in our reports and understand how COVID has impacted the industry.

Trend Reports Overview

Child Care Center
Attendance Rates by State

Procare monitors child care attendance rates on a state-by-state basis using anonymized data from our customers. Using child care attendance rates in the week of March 2nd as a baseline, we present the most up-to-data indicating how quickly centers in each state are seeing their child care attendance numbers increase to pre-coronavirus levels.

Child Care Attendance
Heat Chart by State

We’ve plotted our weekly measurements of relative child care center attendance into a heat chart that shows relative attendance by week for child care centers in all 50 states. You’ll be able to follow the data for any state you choose and see exactly how child care attendance has been impacted by mandated closures due to the novel coronavirus.

Child Care Center
Closures by State

When concerns about COVID-19 erupted in early March, many states mandated child care center closures while others simply advised or recommended that child care centers close to limit the spread of infection. This child care industry report looks at center closure rates during COVID-19 on a state-by-state basis.

Procare is monitoring weekly child care industry trends to better understand how centers in each state are seeing their attendance numbers shift each week. This child care industry report includes data-rich visualizations that show the percent-change in child care attendance across all 50 states over the past seven days. You’ll be able to identify states with rapid attendance growth, states with stable attendance, and states whose attendance numbers have declined when compared to the previous week.

Attendance numbers
per state

Procare is monitoring weekly child care industry trends to better understand how centers in each state are seeing their attendance numbers shift each week. This child care industry report includes data-rich visualizations that show the percent-change in child care attendance across all 50 states over the past seven days. You’ll be able to identify states with rapid attendance growth, states with stable attendance, and states whose attendance numbers have declined when compared to the previous week.

Child Care Center
Reopening by State

Many child care centers that closed at the beginning of March have yet to reopen their doors. Some have indicated that they plan to remain closed indefinitely. This child care industry trend report looks at the rate of reopening among child care centers that ceased operations during COVID-19.

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Child Care Trend Reports:
Key Takeaways

  • Child care attendance reached a low point during the week of April 5, where nationwide child care attendance was measured at just 13% of pre-coronavirus levels.
  • Just over 60% of child care centers nationwide were closed during coronavirus. As of Nov. 9, 73% of these centers had reopened their doors.
  • Oklahoma, Idaho, Alaska and South Dakota saw their child care attendance rates reach 80% of pre-coronavirus levels beginning in June. Minnesota and Tennessee are also among the closest states to achieving normal attendance rates in their child care centers.  
  • California, Maryland and New Jersey have some of the lowest child care attendance rates in the nation. These states saw large reductions in child care attendance due to mandated state-wide closures. Child care attendance across all three states has been measured at less than 35% of pre-coronavirus levels.

We’re updating our child care industry reports on a biweekly basis to bring you the most up-to-date information during COVID-19. Use the link to access the latest report and gather more insights into the impact of coronavirus on the child care industry.

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With over 30 years in the child care business, Procare is committed to delivering insights, information, and child care management software tools that help centers increase process efficiency, enhance parent engagement and support child and community safety. Through features like paperless billing, digital payment processing, and contactless check-in, Procare Solutions is dedicated to supporting the safe reopening of child care centers during COVID-19.

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