Education Franchise Expands in Bay Area with a 2nd Learning Center

– Thousands of additional parents in Hayward, California will now have access to an individualized learning program for their preschool to high school aged children. Kumon, the world’s largest after-school math and reading program, is expanding in the San Francisco Bay Area with the opening of its second learning center in Hayward.

There are 95 Kumon Math and Reading Centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, including 25 in Alameda County. The Bay Area itself has the second-most Fortune 500 companies in the United States, making it an ideal region for Kumon’s expansion.

“Kumon has a very strong presence in the Bay Area and we’ve seen continued growth with the opening of 17 centers in the past five years,” said Larry Lambert, vice president of franchise recruitment at Kumon North America. “As the demand for Kumon continues to grow, our goal remains to deliver high quality education to as many children as possible.”

Kumon’s Presence in the Bay Area

  • 23,806 subject enrollments at 95 centers
  • First center opened in 1982
  • 17 new centers opened in the last five years
  • 20 percent increase in subject enrollments in last five years

Kumon’s Presence in Alameda County

  • 4,961 subject enrollments at 25 centers
  • First center opened in 1989

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.

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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 over four million students enrolled in nearly 25,000 learning centers in 49 countries and regions. Kumon North America is headquartered in Teaneck, NJ.