Children Programs are typically activities and programs children can participate in after school or during the summer.These programs are popular for parents that both work full-time and would want their children to develop hobbies in extracurricular activities. Furthermore, schools are now looking for well-rounded students, not only should they excel in school but they should also be involved in other activities to be “the full package.” Many of Children’s Programs businesses overlap with Children’s Education Programs, especially because some of the sub-sectors like tutoring are also after school activities. However, businesses in the Children’s Programs industry focus outside of academics. Many of these programs involve physical activity like sports, swimming, or outdoor play. Another popular type of program uses the creative arts, teaching kids music, dance, or other types of performance. These programs are a step above what is available in schools, but more cost effective for parents compared to private lessons.
The After-School Program industry has over 230,000 open businesses in the U.S., supporting more than 1.1 million jobs and with a $22 billion market size.