Written by The Business Journal Staff
Kumon, the world’s largest after-school education franchise, is expanding in Fresno, opening its third learning center in the area.
Fresno’s first Kumon learning center opened in 1995.
The new Kumon Math and Reading Center of Fresno-Bullard will give thousands of additional parents access to an individualized learning program for their preschool to high school-aged children.
“There are about 6.5 million people living in the Central Valley and it is one of the fastest growing regions in California,” said Larry Lambert, vice president of franchise recruitment at Kumon North America. “We have a rich history in Fresno, but the demand for additional Kumon learning center continues to be seen, so we are excited to bring the Kumon Method to even more families in Fresno.”
Kumon currently operates 12 learning centers around San Joaquin Valley. The first center opened in 1992.
The learning centers have seen a 23 percent increase in enrollment in the last five years, according to company officials.
The Kumon Method empowers children to become self-learners and is designed to advance math and reading skills.
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.