There are two main types of care offered within the child care service industry: Center-based care and family child care.
The child care service industry is also further broken up into the “for-profit” and “non-profit” sectors. For-profit child care services provide care for a set fee, usually based upon the number of children, amount of hours, and additional educational services. Non-profit child care services typically rely on federal funds allotted for the purpose of providing at-risk children with health services, social services, and educational opportunities.
The need for child care has increased across the country in response to changing social and economic conditions, and as such child care services provide many jobs. Providers work both full-time and part-time in center-based care, and are often required to have CPR and First Aid certifications, as well as submit to a background check prior to their employment.