by Tamara Macfarlane, Owner & Teacher, Kumon Math and Reading Center, Nocatee
School supply shopping, comparing teacher assignments with friends, getting new clothes, shoes, bookbags, and more: This is what our back to school time used to look like for our kids. What a fun and exciting time it is!
This year things are different. Parents have so much more to consider when it comes to their children’s academics and education. Which school option should I choose? Will my child be safe? What happens if a teacher and/or student gets the virus? These are just a few concerns floating in the heads of many. Although families are undoubtedly facing these uncertainties, it doesn’t mean any sacrifices should be made when it comes to education.
I am honored to be opening a Kumon Math and Reading Learning Center in the Nocatee community. I truly feel like our children need Kumon more than ever with so many uncertainties in our world.
For more than 60 years, Kumon’s after-school academic enrichment program has helped children achieve success worldwide. Kumon strives to instill in children the desire to achieve and the motivation to learn on their own. Whether your child is seeking enrichment, needs help catching up, or is just beginning his or her academic career, Kumon is designed to help him or her develop a love of learning.
Students advance through the program at their own pace. Kumon’s emphasis on individualized learning helps your child become focused, motivated and self-reliant. At Kumon, we monitor each child’s progress to ensure comprehension before moving on to a new concept. With a strong academic foundation, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, your child has the potential to achieve whatever he or she desires.
In a typical year, students can lose up to 2 months of math and reading skills during the summer months. Due to COVID-19, experts fear learning loss will be much steeper with students losing 30% of reading and 50% of math. As an educator, this is frightening for so many reasons.
It is not the child’s fault that after spring break, they did not go back to the classroom, nor is it their family’s fault. However, we all must work together in a partnership to do whatever it takes to get our Nocatee children caught up and ultimately beyond where they should be academically.
Contact Kumon Math and Reading Learning Center at Nocatee for a free, no obligation placement test. After the placement test, you will be provided with valuable insights into where your children stand in their learning. From there, the Instructor will prepare an individualized lesson plan for your kids and support them as they progress through Kumon. Call us today or book your appointment online! https://www.kumon.com/ponte-vedra-at-nocatee/
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