TEANECK, N.J., July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kumon, the world's largest after-school education franchise, is expanding in the Bay Area with the opening of its second learning center in Los Gatos, California. The first center opened in 2007. The Kumon Math and Reading Center of Los Gatos-Blossom Crest will give thousands of parents access to an individualized learning program for their pre-school to high school aged children. There are 104 Kumon Math and Reading Centers in the Bay Area, including 23 in Santa Clara County.
Santa Clara County, which is part of Silicon Valley, is the most populous county in the San Francisco Bay Area region. Home to many of the world's largest high-tech corporations, Santa Clara County is the ideal region for Kumon's expansion.
"Innovation is such a prevalent part of Silicon Valley and because of that we see a great deal of importance placed on education opportunities in the area," said Larry Lambert, vice president of franchise recruitment at Kumon North America. "The demand for additional Kumon learning centers continues to be seen and we are excited to bring the Kumon Method to even more families in Los Gatos."
Kumon's Presence in Santa Clara County:
- 6,284 subject enrollments at 23 centers
- First center opened in 1983
- 43 percent increase in number of centers in last five years
- 17 percent increase in enrollment in last five years
The Kumon Method empowers children to become self-learners and is designed to advance children's math and reading skills while fostering a love for learning. Kumon sparks critical thinking, establishes a pattern of success and builds confidence that can lead to accelerated learning throughout life.
To learn more about the Kumon franchise opportunity, visit kumonfranchise.com.
About the Kumon Franchise Business
Kumon is an ideal small business for professionals. Kumon Franchisees must have a four-year college degree, be proficient in math and reading and have investment capital of $70,000 and a net worth of at least $150,000. Founded in 1958, Kumon has four million students enrolled in 26,000 learning centers in 49 countries and regions. Kumon North America is headquartered in Teaneck, NJ.
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SOURCE Kumon North America