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About the Center


Welcome to our Kumon Math and Reading Center of Long Beach - Stearns! 

For more than 60 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. 

We are located in the Los Altos Shopping Center in Long Beach city. We are conveniently located next to Trader Joe's, Target, and various restaurants with ample free parking. 

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. Click here for more information about the Kumon Math Program. 

The Kumon Reading Program begins with basic phonics and progresses all the way through advanced reading comprehension. Click here for more information about the Kumon Reading Program.

Price and Fees

You are welcome to visit us for a tour of the center and a free consultation about our program. We will be delighted to tell you how best we can help your child. Please call us at (562) 493-4996. 

Kumon Centers have been providing outstanding service to children in Los Angeles County for the past 25 years. The excellence and cost-effectiveness of our program are known and proven many times over. 


Kumon is a monthly program. The monthly tuition is per student, per subject. Monthly payments are made via EFT. 

Please call the center and set up a parent orientation meeting for more pricing information.


Enrollment Period: 

For the child to achieve above-grade competence, the recommended duration is one year. 


Tuition is due the 27th day prior to the beginning of the first day of the enrolled month. There will be an automatic $35 late fee added to all late payments. Worksheets will also be withheld until past due payments are made. Please pay on time to avoid any late fees or disruption in service. 


Class time is reserved for instruction and observation. During class, please direct all questions to the receptionist and/or fill out a communication form. You can also call and leave a message, email the instructor, or schedule a conference with the instructor. Class time is the only time the instructor gets to observe and assist the students with their lessons. Please be respectful of the students' time with the instructor. 

Student responsibilities: 

  • Strive for a positive attitude, regular attendance and daily completion of homework. 

  • Be respectful of the class environment. Repeat and correct to 100 percent for rock-solid mastery! 

  • Record your times. 

  • Bring 3 pencils and erasers to class. 

  • Communicate with your instructor. 

  • Do not leave the center without your parent. 

Parental involvement: 

Your support is vital to the success of your child. Please help your child develop a regular study routine at home in an area free of distractions. 

Students master concepts by doing the work themselves. Please do not allow the use of calculators, multiplication charts, or other aids at home. 

Finally, stay positive and do your best to encourage your child. We want our students to be challenged and motivated, not stressed. If your child is having difficulty with the homework, please contact the Center Instructor. 

Unexpected absence: 

Class attendance is a vital part of the Kumon Program. If, however, your student is unable to attend class, please call or email the center on the day of class so we can prepare the work to be picked up. This notice of cancellation will also allow us time to make adjustments to future lesson plans. 

Planned Absence: 

Please call or email the instructor one week in advance of the pick-up date when you need extended homework to cover an absence from the center. Use the Advance Notice of Absences form and submit it a week before the pickup date. Students almost invariably lose momentum and regress with periods of a week or more of not doing daily practice. It is advisable to take work with you on vacations and have them do it daily. 

Kumon allows one-month absence per the calendar year before the student is dropped from their automated computer system. Absence over one month in a calendar year requires re-enrollment including re-registration, material/library fees, placement testing and a possible increase in tuition fees. 


Home-grading allows students to receive immediate feedback on their work and make any corrections early in the process before mistakes become problematic and hinder progress. Home-grading is optional but is strongly encouraged during extended times away from the center. 

If you would like to grade your child’s work on a regular basis or are planning for an extended vacation, please see the Center Instructor for home-grading instructions. 


When a holiday falls on a class day, we prepare homework to be done by the student over the break. We do not provide makeup classes to compensate for the missed class. 

Cancellation Policy: 

Thirty (30) days advance written notice from the 1st of the effective termination month is necessary to stop Kumon enrollment in the next month. Failure to give adequate notice to cancel enrollment will result in the enrollment for the following month and termination occurring the next month after that. Please fill-out the One Calendar Month (30 Days) Advance Notice of EFT/Enrollment Changes form and submit your notice on time. Paid tuition is non-refundable. 

Center Closing: 

The center will be closed during major holidays as posted in the parent waiting area. It will also be announced on our website under Center Updates. 

Major holidays include but not limited to: 

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, and Christmas Eve and Day. 


Kumon Centers are not day-care centers. They cannot provide child care services. Parents and guardians are advised that each child's study session varies in length according to the time it takes to complete the day's assignments. If in the parent's or guardian's determination, a child is not old enough to go to and from the Center on his/her own, the parent/guardian shall be liable for any damages and injuries caused by the 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 the student arrives at the Center or after the student leaves the Center.