TEANECK, N.J., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kumon, the world's largest after-school education franchise, opened a new center in the Westchase district of Houston, Texas. There are 133 Kumon Math and Reading Centers in the state of Texas, including 49 in Greater Houston. The Kumon Center in Westchase will give hundreds of additional parents access to a nearby Kumon learning center for their pre-school to high school aged children.
Houston is among the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States. According to the 2015 U.S. Census Bureau, Houston added 159,000 residents last year, one of the largest gains of any metro area in the nation. Houston's continued dramatic growth makes it an ideal city for Kumon.
"With Greater Houston's thriving growth and booming economy, the demand for additional Kumon learning centers continues to be seen," said Larry Lambert, vice president of franchise recruitment at Kumon North America. "The Kumon Method has proven successful in enhancing the lives of children in the city of Houston for over 27 years and we are excited to bring the method to even more local families."
Kumon's Presence in Greater Houston:
- 9,863 students enrolled in math and reading at 49 centers
- 20 percent increase in the number of centers in last 5 years
- 31 percent increase in student enrollment in last 5 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