Every industry requires a customer demand for their services or products. However, there is a difference between what is essential and what streams in and out of style based on trends. When fads or trends die out, it leaves business owners who relied on them to struggle.
While other industries have to contend with dying trends, a brand focused on childcare and early childhood education like Safari Kid will always be a necessity. Children will always need care & education and our society would fail without it.
The Value and Growth of Early Childhood Education
Early childhood education is vital to our society because it plays a critical role in a child’s future. A substantial amount of brain development, shaped by experience, proceeds at an incredibly rapid rate in the first 2-3 years after birth. In fact, in the first few years of life, “more than 1 million new neural connections form every second.” These connections that form early on provide either a strong or weak foundation for the connections that form later on.
Early childhood and childcare businesses like Safari Kid are designed to create a “serve and return” environment in which teachers are interacting with children in ways that promote these important connections. By encouraging children to learn, grow, and develop in this supportive environment, a strong foundation is created. This in turn promotes conditions for higher quality future learning, behavior, and health throughout the child’s life.
More reports show that childcare and early childhood education will continue to be a necessity. The global early childhood education market was valued at $245 billion in 2019 and is estimated to reach $480 billion by 2026, growing significantly. The U.S. market is valued at $15.2 billion and is also projected to increase. As long as parents are going to work, childcare is necessary, and as more families have two working parents, the demand for childcare rises.
How Safari Kid Provides What Kids Need
Safari Kid is different from other early childhood learning centers because we take the research on rapid brain development in these crucial early years seriously. Our curriculum is focused on developing the whole child for a better, more successful future. The eclectic mix of childhood philosophies (such as Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia and Play-based) that we employ, helps guide our programs to consider all domains of development– social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and language and literacy. That is why the programs at Safari Kid offer a well-rounded curriculum that is based on research and the best methods for teaching young children. It combines play, skill-building, social-emotional growth, and structured academics to promote success and a good foundation.
We promote learning experiences tailored to children’s learning capabilities, not their age. Children will participate in ongoing assessments to ensure they progress when they’re ready. And our well-trained, caring teachers take pride in creating a safe place for all children to grow and learn.
Early childhood education and childcare are building blocks to a healthy, stable economy, which is more relevant now than ever. Our Safari Kid locations serve many communities that need a safe place where young children can learn.
Why Investors Are Choosing Emerging Brands Like Safari Kid
For many potential franchisees, the question is whether to go with an emerging or an established brand. An emerging franchise brand like Safari Kid not only keeps up with the competition but also surpasses expectations. While demand for childcare is increasing, there is a deficit of quality, accessible options. As an emerging franchise brand, we have much to gain from the fact that many desirable areas are open for development and need childcare options.
Additionally, parents are huge consumers in today’s market. Research shows nearly 9 in 10 parents say their kids influence their purchase decisions. They want what’s best for their kids and are willing to pay to make sure it happens. Safari Kid’s franchisees get a lot of satisfaction and reward from making children’s lives better and appealing to a demographic like parents.
For over fifteen years, 35,000 children going through the Safari Kid program have consistently excelled in elementary and middle schools.
Contact us today to learn more about opening a Safari Kid near you!