Vadnais Heights, Minn. (Nov. 17, 2011) — Kumon, the world’s largest after-school math and reading enrichment program opens inside Vadnais Square Shopping Center at 925 East County Road E.
Kumon’s individualized approach helps children progress by ability, nurturing students to advance academically, rather than by grade or age.
“At Kumon, we believe children have unlimited potential to succeed,” said Jane Niu, owner of the new Kumon Center of Vadnais Heights. “My goal is to help each child develop strong academic skills, a love of learning and the confidence to excel beyond the classroom.”
The public is invited to attend the new business free events: Free placement test 7 to 8 p.m. every Monday and Thursday night and free story time 11 a.m. to noon every Monday and Thursday.
Prior to opening a Kumon Center, Instructor Niu worked in the corporate world of Quality Assurance and always dreamed of starting her own business. Her own child and a niece were enrolled in Kumon, when she started to witness the benefits of the program first-hand. She soon decided to open her own center in 2009 and finalized this dream in 2011 after two years preparation.
As a Kumon franchisee, she’s been able to combine her passion for education and children into a rewarding business. Ms. Niu has a Master of Science in chemistry and has taught chemistry and English in universities in her early years. She also worked with children in the community weekend schools.
Ms. Niu’s passion and education background, together with her extensively trained and experienced teaching staff in the team, prepare the Center well to inculcate children in learning math and reading.
The Kumon Math and Reading Center of Vadnais Heights is open Monday and Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Students attend half-hour sessions per subject. For more information, or to schedule a free placement test, please call 651-243-2288. The next parent orientation is November 21 and 24, 7 to 8 p.m.
Kumon [Koo-mon] is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children so they can achieve more on their own. Founded in Japan in 1958, the learning method uses an individualized approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills.
Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration and develop better study skills. Kumon has 26,000 centers in 47 countries and regions, and more than four million students studying worldwide. In the United States, 200,000 students from preschool to high school are developing advanced math and reading skills through Kumon’s Method of Learning. The company’s North American headquarters is in Teaneck, New Jersey. Visit www.kumon.com to learn more.