Market Opportunities for Pre-K Educational Materials 2004-2005

 
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Published Sep 1, 2004 | 95 Pages | Pub ID: CU1049925

Federal education reform has focused new attention on the importance of early childhood education and created new market opportunities in preschool and kindergarten. Simba Information’s new report, Market Opportunities for Pre-K Educational Materials 2004-2005 examines:
  • Current federal and state spending on early childhood and projected growth of the market
  • Trends fostering market growth and challenges in marketing to this segment
  • State progress in developing and funding early childhood programs and standards and where the greatest opportunities are for publishers
  • Opportunities presented by leading commercial childcare firms
  • Profiles of the leading publishers in this segment

Executive Summary
Chapter 1: Market Size and Structure
  • Introduction
  • Pre-K Enrollment Grows
  • Childcare Centers Capture 63.1% Of Children In Preschool Settings
  • Preschool Market Characterized By Fragmentation
  • $1.46B Early Education Market
  • 2004 State Policy-Making Initiatives
  • Table 1.1: Percent of 3- and 4-Year-Olds in Childcare/Education Programs, 1991- 2001
  • Table 1.2: Center-Based Enrollment By Category, 2004
  • Table 1.3: Pre-K Instructional Materials Market Funding, 2004
  • Table 1.4: State Policy-Making Initiatives Related to Pre-K, 2002-2004

Chapter 2: Instructional Materials and Assessments

  • Introduction
  • Preschool Assessment Becomes Acceptable
  • Publishers Focus On Assessment
  • Kits, Manipulatives Are Popular Entry Products
  • Comprehensive Curriculum On The Rise
  • Interactive Text Coming

Chapter 3: Federal Initiatives

  • Introduction
  • Head Start
  • Social Services and Education
  • Market Opportunites
  • Involving the States
  • Future of the Program
  • Reading First and Early Reading First
  • Grant Awards
  • Future of Federal Initiatives
  • Table 3.1: Federal Support for Education, 1980-2003
  • Table 3.2: Fed. Agencies Providing Most Education Program Support, 1980- 2003
  • Table 3.3: Major Sources of Federal Early Care and Education Funding, 2003- 2005
  • Table 3.4: Head Start Snapshot, 2004
  • Table 3.5: Reading First, Early Reading First Funding, 2003-2005
  • Table 3.6: Estimated Instructional Materials, Assessment Funding Under Reading
  • First, Early Reading First
  • Table 3.7: States With the Most Agencies Requesting 2004 Early Reading First Grants

Chapter 4: State Preschool Initiatives

  • Introduction
  • Six Large States Spend the Most
  • Budget Pressures
  • Market Opportunities
  • Preschool in Adoptions
  • Push for Universal Preschool
  • States to Watch
  • Table 4.1: State-Funded Preschool Snapshot, 2004
  • Table 4.2: Funding, Enrollment in State-Supported Pre-K, 2002-2003
  • Table 4.3: Governor’s Pre-K Proposals, Fiscal 2005 vs. Fiscal 2004
  • Table 4.4: Texas Pre-K 2003 Adoption

Chapter 5: Private Sector Opportunites

  • Introduction
  • Knowledge Learning and KinderCare Vie for “Largest” Title
  • Market Opportunities
  • Table 5.1: Private Center-Based Childcare Snapshot
  • Table 5.2: Largest For-Profit Childcare Providers, 2004
  • Table 5.3: Who’s Selling Where

Chapter 6: Outlook

  • Introduction
  • Public Pre-K Prospects Are Strongest
  • Table 6.1: Pre-K Instructional Materials Market Funding, 2005

Chapter 7: Profiles of For-Profit Childcare Providers

  • Bright Horizons Family Solutions
  • KinderCare Learning Centers
  • Knowledge Learning Corp.
  • La Petite Academy
  • Learning Care Group

Chapter 8: Publisher Profiles

  • Delta Education
  • Harcourt Education
  • Houghton Mifflin Co.
  • Pearson Education.
  • Renaissance Learning