– Founded in 1970, Earth Day has become a globally celebrated holiday centered on education around environmental issues. Employees from Kumon, the world’s largest after-school math and reading program, celebrated Earth Day early by revitalizing the Teaneck Creek Conservancy Park on Wednesday morning. This is the third consecutive year Kumon organized the clean-up with the Conservancy, which is within walking distance of the company’s headquarters. Nearly 50 Kumon employees and community volunteers rolled up their sleeves to pull weeds and clean up trash across the 46 acre park.
“As a company dedicated to children, we’re committed to improving the quality of life for current and future generations,” said Matthew Lupsha, Manager, Office of the President at Kumon North America. Lupsha, who also serves as an advisor to the company’s Green Team added, “We are honored to gather once again to help preserve the beautiful grounds of the Teaneck Creek Park.”
“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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