What happened in 2023 in the field of for-profit child care? Three years of disruption, innovation and reinvention, and stabilization, have laid the groundwork for optimism around enrollment demand, stability in hiring and retention, and aggressive growth plans for the future among the nation’s largest early education providers. After facing three years of enrollment struggles, exponential demands for pay and stronger working environments, and rising operational costs, the industry has responded with historic adaptation to meet the needs of working parents by finding innovative ways to meet the market demands.

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