Kumon Offers Free Registration at Participating Learning Centers to Encourage Continuous Summer Learning

End of School Year Often Ignites the Start of “Summer Slide” in Math and Reading

– As school dismisses for the summer, students of all ages look forward to the carefree days of summertime, but many kids experience what is called the “summer slide.” Studies show that kids can lose up to two months of learning. Kumon, the world’s largest after-school math and reading program, is offering free registration at participating learning centers from June 1-30 to help students continue learning through the summer months.

While a break from the mental taxation of school is needed, challenging children year round is the key to having a strong start the following school year.

“Students can avoid summer learning loss by keeping their minds active and absorbing new knowledge,” said Dominique Ciccarelli, Ed. M., education specialist for Kumon North America. “Continuous study throughout the summer helps ease students into the new school year with sharper skills and enables them to tackle new challenges.”

The Kumon Program aims to guide children to a point where they not only reach their grade level, but surpass it. In fact, many Kumon students study material one to three years above their school grade levels in math and reading.

Through continuous Kumon study, students become self-motivated, independent problem solvers. Daily Kumon study helps boost confidence and improve study habits, providing benefits that last a lifetime.

About Kumon Math & Reading Centers:

Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children, so they can achieve more on their own. As a comprehensive program, Kumon serves children in preschool through high school. Founded in Japan in 1958, the learning method uses an individualized approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration, and develop better study skills. Kumon has 26,000 centers in 49 countries and more than four million students studying worldwide. The company’s North American headquarters is located in Teaneck, N.J. Visit www.kumon.com to learn more.