Welcome to Kumon Math and Reading Center of Pacific Palisades. For more than 50 years, Kumon’s after-school academic enrichment program has helped children achieve success worldwide. We strive to instill in children the desire to achieve and the motivation to learn on their own. Whether your child is seeking enrichment, needs help catching up or is just beginning his or her academic career, Kumon is designed to help him or her develop a love of learning.
Students advance through the program at their own pace. Our emphasis on individualized learning helps your child become focused, motivated and self-reliant. We monitor each child’s progress to ensure comprehension before moving on to a new concept. With a strong academic foundation, critical thinking and problem solving abilities, your child has the potential to achieve whatever he or she desires.
The Kumon Math Program is a comprehensive curriculum that develops the necessary skills to help children progress from counting through calculus. For more information about the Kumon Math Program, click here.
The Kumon Reading Program begins with basic phonics and progresses all the way through advanced reading comprehension. For more information about the Kumon Reading Program, click here.
Price and Fees
Initial registration fee: $50 per student
Tuition: $185 per subject each month
Material Fee: $15
Admissions and Enrollment
Kumon of Pacific Palisades enrolls students on a month-to-month basis. Although there is no long-term commitment, it is highly recommended that families at our center keep their children enrolled for a minimum of six to twelve month in order to fully take advantage of the program and see some great results.
Upon enrollment, we accept your one-time registration fee and 1st month tuition.
Initial registration fee: $50 per student
Tuition: $185 per subject each month
Materials Fee: $15
Full tuition is charged for subsequent months on the 25th of the current month. For your convenience, tuition is collected monthly using EFT, which automatically deducts the payment from your bank account. To enroll, you must complete and sign the Electronic Funds Transfer Authorization Form and provide us with a voided check from the account you wish to have debited. There will be a $20 fee for returned EFT payments/bounced check or late payments received after the 5th of the month.
Tuition is prorated only for the first month if your child starts Kumon after the 15th of that month. You will be charged half of that month's tuition, but only for that month. According to the Kumon North America policy, "if work is received for any day during a month, tuition is due for the entire month." The tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Since we supply materials during vacation, monthly payments are made during your vacation, even if your child does not use the materials. There will be no “tuition interruption” or “hold” during a vacation.
If parents wish to discontinue enrollment at Kumon Pacific Palisades, parents must declare their wish in writing at least 10 days before the automatic withdrawal date of the next month. Advanced written notice of intent to withdraw is required in order to give us sufficient time to cancel your account and avoid any unwanted charges. Should you desire readmission at a later date, you must reapply and will be bound by enrollment and tuition rates and policies that govern at that time.
In the event that you decide to transfer to another Kumon Center, we require 30-day written notice. During this period, you should contact your future instructor, as s/he will likely ask you to attend an orientation at the new center. The registration fee will be waived, provided your child’s attendance at the new center begins promptly. Students who return/re-enroll after being reported as absent for more than one monthly period in a given calendar year will be assessed a registration fee.
Class Attendance and Absences
One-subject students attend for approximately 20-30 minutes; two-subject students attend for approximately 40-60 minutes. Times will vary depending on the student’s level, age, worksheets assigned, and the presence of new concepts.
Center work is a vital part of your child’s Kumon Program. Observing and listening to your child greatly informs the instructor’s lesson-planning. We also prefer to introduce new concepts during center days so that we may assist your child in reaching his or her goals.
We understand that all children become ill from time to time. Please let your child get some rest at home. If your child is feeling well enough to complete Kumon work, please come to the Center to pick up his or her new worksheets and to drop off the completed worksheets.
If you know your child is unable to attend the center for class, please call or e-mail us so we can prepare the work for you to collect. Request must be made before 7pm on Mondays and before 6pm on Thursdays. Please be as specific as possible when you submit your request. This pickup request is provided to support our parents in the greatest extent possible. However, there is no guarantee that the worksheets left outside will be there when you arrive and the Kumon Center is not held responsible for the security of the worksheets left outside.
If work is not picked up, your child will be marked absent until his/her next regularly scheduled session. There are no “make-up” days. We do not grant a “leave of absence” to students.
Kumon Student Schedule
Kumon students attend the center for 20-30 minutes per subject. In order to maintain an ideal Student/Assistant ratio, we will ask you to commit to a window of time. There is flexibility, but we ask that your child attend during a specific time frame so that we can use our resources to the benefit of all children and avoid over-crowding.
Kumon student sessions are also scheduled in order to allow ample time for students to complete the day’s activities. Dual-subject students sign up for two consecutive blocks. Please arrive on time for your child’s session. Since seating in the Kumon Program is limited, if you are more than 10 minutes late for your child’s session, we may ask that the work be completed at home.
Blue Kumon Homework Pouch
The Kumon pouch travels between home and center. At your child’s class sessions, s/he will receive work until the next class day. During every class session, s/he should come to the center with the Kumon Pouch in hand. The completed homework will be collected for evaluation. Work is dated for specific days and should be done on the day it's assigned. Pencils, erasers and a sharpener should also be kept in the pouch as a way for your child to learn about responsibility and the value of being prepared. There is a $5.00 fee for lost pouches.
Weekly Worksheet Assignments
Kumon of Pacific Palisades students are responsible for completing Kumon worksheets seven days a week. Students attend the center twice a week. On your child’s class day(s), s/he will take home worksheet packets to complete at home until the next class day. For example Monday/Thursday students will complete Monday’s and Thursday’s packets at the center and take home Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday packets. On center days, there is no work to be done at home since they will be doing classwork, taking an Achievement Test, or doing supplemental activities in class.
Your child must return to the center with the blue Kumon homework pouch containing: 1) all previously completed/graded/corrected homework, and 2) any incomplete homework packets, which allows us to make any necessary adjustments to future work.
Worksheets should be organized at home before returning to the center. Please help your child arrange homework by subject (blue spine = Math, red spine = Reading) and date order. This will go a long way in helping your child take ownership of his/her own Kumon experience.
Students complete one assignment per day in the order in which they are assigned, to maintain the integrity of the lesson plan.
Please remind/assist your child to write name, start time, and end time on the first page of each homework packet. (There is no need to time each page; we look for the total time taken to complete the packet.)
We expect our students to come to class with all of their homework 100% complete, and with all mistakes corrected. Your child’s Kumon plan is to complete work seven days a week. Please help your child keep up with the lesson plan by encouraging him/her to complete work daily. For those times when your child is unable to complete his/her work at home, the work will be reassigned for a new date and the lesson plan will be adjusted to account for the change.
Your child’s Math and Reading homework assignments must include name,start time and end time.This helps us plan appropriate work and an appropriate workload for your child. (If your child is too young to write name and times on his/her own, please note it for him/her.) All worksheets (Math 3A &Reading 2A and above) have a “standard completion time” (SCT) goal. Work can only be assessed if times and percentages are recorded properly. (Refer to the Home-grading Brochure for how to accurately mark your child’s work.) It is imperative for the progress of your child to go as smoothly as possible, that all homework be timed and written on each packet assigned.
The active supervision of daily assignments at home is linked to each child’s success in the Kumon Program.
It is crucial that parents provide a 10-15 minute block of time per subject for the completion and correction of daily Kumon assignments.
It is the job of parents to insure that assignments are timed, that errors are marked, and that mistakes are corrected by the student before beginning new work.
All parents are expected to home-grade their child’s Kumon homework. Students whose parents’ home grade make faster, smoother progress through the Kumon program because:
- your child corrects their mistakes daily, thus learning from their mistakes and making fewer mistakes overall
- your child repeats less
- your child is more motivated because you are involved
- you are more motivated because you know exactly what your child is doing
A basic tenet of the Kumon Method is that students learn from their mistakes. Kumon students are required to correct every mistake on every set they complete. Students whose parents do not home grade spend a great deal of time in class correcting mistakes from old homework before they can begin the days’ classwork. Lots of correction greatly discourages students. This often leads to an extended stay at the center. Students are also required to correct all mistakes on their daily classwork as well.
Children should correct their homework mistakes before bedtime. Never let your child go to bed with an error in his or her head! When that is not possible, your child should correct the old packet before beginning the next day’s packet.
We provide answer books and a handy Parents Guide to Home Grading to help you get started if you are not already home grading.
Study Room Area
In order to maintain an atmosphere conducive to study, we request that only students enter the study room. Brothers, sisters, and parents are asked to stay in the waiting area. Students should leave their iPods or electronic games in the waiting room or in their backpacks.
Food and Snacks
Due to airborne food allergies, we do not allow food of any kind in our study room or waiting area – no exceptions. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Center Waiting Area
In an effort to guarantee each child’s safety, we ask that Kumon parents/guardians remain on site to assure their children’s arrivals and departures. Parents and guardians are encouraged to wait in the waiting area. If you deem your child old or responsible enough to come and go on their own, that is your responsibility.
Please have your child use the restroom before the start of their scheduled session. The bathroom is not located within the center and assistants are not allowed to walk children to and from the building’s shared bathroom. A key is located in the Waiting Area and can be borrowed when needed.
Kumon Recommended Reading Library (RRL) Books
Reading students in Early Learner levels 7A~3A are sometimes assigned books during center visits. Some of the books are meant to be read aloud by an adult to model fluency and instill a love for reading, while others are for children to “read” on their own. We are limited to checking out two books per student. If books are not returned within one month after they were borrowed, a $10 replacement fee may be assessed for each unreturned item.
The Role of a Kumon Parent
Home-grading each day is the most important and beneficial thing you can do to help ensure your child’s progress in Kumon. This means accurately grading your child’s work daily, and making sure all corrections are made. For those of you with Early Learner students, this means working with your child to complete each assignment.
Set up the routine: Establish a predictable Kumon time & place, and create a quiet study environment. This will help support your child in developing good study habits, discipline, independence, and work completion. If you need clarification on how to home-grade or work with your child at home, please ask -- we will be happy to answer your questions.
Vacations or “days away” from the Center should be pre-planned with Kumon of Pacific Palisades by using the Vacation Form, available at check-in. Please leave a completed form with an assistant at least one week in advance, so that we have time to prepare your child’s packet(s) carefully. Please plan ahead. Kumon students continue their studies when on holidays, vacations, or long trips. There is no tuition refund during vacations. Unfortunately, same-day requests for vacation worksheet adjustments may not be honored.
Center closings are announced well in advance. Center closures are announced in the parent waiting area, verbally when your child checks in and out of class the week before a closing, and on the website. Homework is still assigned during all closures.
Class time is reserved for instruction and observation. Please alert an assistant at Check-in about any notes with your feedback on homework so that we can address it during your child’s visit. Alternatively, you may e-mail or call with questions and concerns. To schedule a conference with the instructor, please email or call for an appointment. Parental feedback regarding student work is always welcome!
Kumon Centers are not day-care centers.
Parents and guardians are advised that each child's study session will vary in length according to the time it takes to complete the day's assignment. If,in the parent's or guardian's determination, a child is not old enough to go to and from the Center, the center is not responsible for ensuring that any child stays on the premises.
The parent/guardian shall be liable for any damages and injuries caused by their child to other persons and the parent agrees to hold harmless, defend and indemnify Kumon North America, Inc. and its instructors. The instructor is not liable for any Kumon student outside the Center facility before or after the student leaves the Center.