Miramar, Florida (PressExposure) March 05, 2012 -- Contact:
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Kumon of Miramar and Reading Is Fundamental Partnership In Literacy Open House Event Proceeds from Students Enrolled in March will Support Children in Need
Miramar, Florida (March 5, 2012) -On March 3, 2012 between 10 am and 2 pm, Kumon of Miramar in partnership with Reading is Fundamental conducted a Literacy Open House Event. Local educator and entrepreneur, Leena Basnyet and RIF coordinator, Barbara Hailey, welcomed families with school age children to this free event celebrating learning. "Reading is essential to the academic and personal development of children, opening their minds to new worlds, people, and experiences," said small business owner, Leena Basnyet. "I'm excited to work with local Miramar families to support such a noteworthy cause."
Dedicated to creating lifelong readers in all children, Kumon's partnership with RIF, the largest children's non-profit literacy organization in the United States, will help bring books to children in need. Kumon of Miramar will donate $10, equivalent to four new books, for every student that enrolls during the month of March. Donations will support RIF's mission to bring books to underserved children. Kumon North America, Inc. is donating a minimum of $50,000 to this cause.
A good number of families attended the event, which included read-aloud sessions featuring books from Kumon's Recommended Reading List. The reading list covered a range of award winning titles, including Blueberries for Sal and Arthur's Eyes. Refreshments, games and prizes were provided during the free event.
Kumon of Miramar class hours are: Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Students study for approximately a half-hour per subject at 16233 Miramar Parkway, FL 33027, and have daily assignments to complete at home. For more information, or to schedule a free placement test, please call 954.399.5582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Kumon Math and Reading Centers 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 more than four million students studying worldwide. In the United States, 200,000 students from preschool to high school are studying the Kumon's Method of Learning. More than half of these students study advanced math, and 24 percent are learning materials two to three years above their grade level. The company's North American headquarters is in Teaneck, New Jersey. Join Kumon's parent community at http://www.facebook.com/kumon for helpful tips and visit http://www.kumon.com to learn more.
About Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF) Founded in 1966, RIF motivates children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF's highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8. Through community volunteers in every state and U.S. territory, RIF provided 4 million children with 15 million new, free books and literacy resources last year. For more information and to access reading resources, visit RIF's website at http://www.rif.org.