Education Franchise Expands in SFBA with Its 1st Opening in Pittsburg

– Thousands of additional parents in Contra Costa County 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 opening a learning center in Pittsburg, California. This is the first center in the city and 17th in the county.

With the demand for supplemental education programs at an all-time high, Kumon has seen a massive expansion, opening 42 new centers in the San Francisco Bay Area in the past five years.

“Due to the amount of importance placed on education opportunities in the area, we’ve seen a great deal of success meeting the high demand for additional Kumon Math and Reading Centers in the San Francisco Bay Area,” said Larry Lambert, vice president of franchise recruitment at Kumon North America. “We are extremely appreciative of the support from the Bay Area and are especially excited to bring the first Kumon Center to Pittsburg. Our main goal and commitment remains to provide as many children as possible with an academic advantage and love for learning.”

There are 102 Kumon Math and Reading Centers in the Bay Area.

Kumon’s Presence in the Bay Area

  • 25,362 subject enrollments at 102 centers
  • First center opened in 1987

Kumon's Presence in Contra Costa County

  • 3,813 subject enrollments at 17 centers
  • First center opened in 1990

The Kumon Method empowers children to become self-learners and is designed to advance 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, 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 50 countries and regions. Kumon North America is headquartered in Teaneck, NJ.