– The Houston branch office of Kumon North America is celebrating its 30th year of providing academic enrichment to thousands of children in communities across Texas and Louisiana.
Kumon, the world’s largest after-school math and reading program, offers learning opportunities for over 4 million children at nearly 25,000 learning centers in 50 countries and regions around the world.
Launched in Japan 60 years ago, Kumon established its first North American office in Los Angeles in 1983. As success and demand continued to grow, additional branch offices were opened throughout the country. A northeast presence was established in New Jersey in 1986 and the Houston branch office was established in 1988 to support the heartland of the country.
“These results translated into a self-esteem boost that I didn’t anticipate,” Ms. Goldman said.
Teachers are recommending students who can benefit from Kumon’s instruction and, with parent involvement, are making the enrichment center an official partner in the learning process.
“The idea is not for Kumon students to be ‘tutored’ per se but to ‘self-propel’ through the material,” says center director Naomi Sazuki…
Even if your child prefers roving work stations to a dedicated desk, identify appropriate study spots and make sure she has all necessary supplies. “Try to pick the quietest areas in your home that will have as few distractions as possible,” advises Rima Muth from the national math and reading enrichment program Kumon.
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