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Welcome to Kumon Math & Reading Center of Foothill Ranch!

Mission Statement

We, at Kumon Math & Reading Center of Foothill Ranch, believe a strong foundation is essential to academic and personal success.  Our mission is to provide children in our local community an opportunity to build and master foundational skills in the areas of Math and Reading while developing complimentary study and time management skills vital for future success in our global economy.

Keeping in mind the original mission of Kumon, that "by discovering the potential of each individual and developing his or her ability to the maximum, we aim to foster sound, capable people and thus contribute to the global community," we at Kumon Math & Reading Center of Foothill Ranch will strive to provide each student with individualized instruction that is self-paced to allow for mastery of essential concepts in Math and Reading that are fundamental to future academic success in high school and beyond!

About Kumon
For more than 50 years, Kumon’s after-school academic enrichment program has helped children achieve success worldwide. We strive 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. Our emphasis on individualized learning helps your child become focused, motivated and self-reliant. 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.

The Kumon Math Program is a comprehensive curriculum that develops the necessary skills to help children progress from counting through calculus.

The Kumon Reading Program begins with basic phonics and progresses all the way through advanced reading comprehension.

 

Price and Fees

Monthly Tuition: $160/subject

Please inquire by calling 949-238-8100 for ongoing promotions. Thank you.

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Meet Nikita Ganatra of Kumon Math and Reading Center of Foothill Ranch
Today we’d like to introduce you to Nikita Ganatra.

Nikita, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I am the girl who started her journey in a small town called Ju nagadh and have kept going forward and never looking back. How I got here is a bit tough to put into a few words – so many people, so many experiences, so many heartbreaks and tough decisions – all have contributed to my life thus far that isolating a few highlights seems impossible – truly. And yet, as I am about to finish, my 6-year old says, the impossible is just the “unimpossible”. 🙂

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Our road thus far with Kumon has been full of challenges and lots of learning. To start with, in 2012 we welcomed our son Sahil, who is now 6 years old. I often joke that we were raising two babies simultaneously – him and Kumon.

We opened Kumon – our second baby- in May of 2013, but the prior year, I was going through training in New Jersey, scouting a location for the center, learning about commercial leases and every possible aspect of running a business! Remember, I was a teacher with former training, a classroom full of kids and a curriculum I that was handed to me to teach, with teacher’s notes and all 🙂 – not much was left to me to decide. But with Kumon, I had to make all the decisions without having any experience in making those decisions – no tools, no guidebook to follow and no kids to teach, yet.

Both were in their infancy and boy did I have moments of self-doubt! Once you become a mom, something inside of you changes. You are in a constant state of decision-making about a new life you have brought to the world for which you have no prior experience or training – it is the internship of a lifetime! Alongside, I was frustrated that I wasn’t able to do either of my jobs well, let alone being a partner to my husband, Sanjeev. You see, I like to do things well – I believe if you are going to do something, do it well.

Now, as a seasoned entrepreneur, I have learned that in business and in life, somethings you just get started with and then learn along the way. I wish I had known that when I first started, but the experience is the greatest of teachers and I see what joy I experience when I can say, yes, it was tough, but I got through it and I am ready to do it again and do it better! My kids at the center feel the same elation when they come across a challenge and instead of giving the answer, we walk them through the process of figuring it out and the “aha” moment that comes after – nothing can take the place of that sweet moment of success!

Of course, the road to anything that you are building from scratch is never smooth and challenges are plentiful. For us to be where we are, it has been the support of our village that has helped us step on one rung at a time while holding they hold the ladder – my husband Sanjeev – my rock, son and inspiration – Sahil, our resilient parents, loving uncles, aunts, cousins, friends, my right-hand – Miss Desiree, the city of Lake Forest Economic Development, Lake Forest City Council, our center’s staff members, Kumon’s staff, and all the parents that have trusted us in helping their kids!

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Kumon Math and Reading Center of Foothill Ranch story. Tell us more about the business.
For more than 50 years, Kumon’s after-school academic enrichment program has helped children achieve success worldwide. We strive 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. Our emphasis on individualized learning helps your child become focused, motivated and self-reliant. 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.

The Kumon Math Program is a comprehensive curriculum that develops the necessary skills to help children progress from counting through calculus. The Kumon Reading Program begins with basic phonics and progresses all the way through advanced reading comprehension.

We believe a strong foundation is essential to academic and personal success. Our mission is to provide children in our local community an opportunity to build and master foundational skills in the areas of Math and Reading while developing complimentary study and time management skills vital for future success in our global economy.

Keeping in mind the original mission of Kumon, that “by discovering the potential of each individual and developing his or her ability to the maximum, we aim to foster sound, capable people and thus contribute to the global community,” we at Kumon Math & Reading Center of Foothill Ranch will strive to provide each student with individualized instruction that is self-paced to allow for mastery of essential concepts in Math and Reading that are fundamental to future academic success in high school and beyond!

Kumon provides a unique opportunity to excel well beyond the curriculum in school. As a former GATE teacher, I can see the value of accessing enrichment for those students who have mastered grade-level curriculum and are looking for a challenge as well as for those who need to fill the gaps in their learning. Our Placement Tests allow us to decide a starting point that is “just-right” for the student.

As a credentialed teacher with experience and training in various K-12 education settings, I am able to support and nurture students using evidence and research-based strategies for academic and social-emotional needs. Building relationships and creating safe, positive environment is a prerequisite to learning. To this end, my staff and I actively work to get to know each of our students and provide an open-door policy for communication with parents and students alike. Kids are all different and have different needs. We keep this in mind with all that we do and make it our mission to give each child what he or she needs, not a standardized, one-size-fits-all model.

We also welcome opportunities to collaborate with teachers to become partners in the education of children who are remedial as well as those well beyond their grade level.

Through attendance at conferences and webinars, I am constantly striving to improve my craft with new learning in and out of the center. I recently attended Leaders to Learn From in Washington D.C. and will be attending International Literacy Association’s Conference in Summer 2018. Learning and teaching is truly my passion and I wish to share this passion with as many kids as I can – my Kumon center allows me to do just that!

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I don’t believe in luck – I know that hard work and resilience opens doors to opportunities. Preparation is key; planning is vital – things don’t always work out the way you have planned them, but the likelihood of success drastically improves when you are intentional about anything in life. This is why, Kumon’s approach to learning is a perfect fit for me – if you engage in active learning, you will improve.

No one is born smart, but through effort and persistence, you will move forward and succeed well beyond your own expectations – unlocking your true potential! But the road to that potential is just that – a road. You have to be willing to walk on it, one step at a time, and sometimes, make a path where none exists!
Full article: http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-nikita-ganatra-kumon-math-reading-center-foothill-ranch-not-not-la-foothill-ranch-ca-oc/
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A Night Under the Stars
4th Annual Fundraiser Gala with hosted martini bar, buffet dinner, music, dancing, silent auction and live auction. Cocktail attire.

Friday, August 24 at 6 PM - 10 PM

Lake Forest Sun and Sail Cl ub
24752 Toledo Ln, Lake Forest, California 92630

To purchase tickets please visit: http://bgclagunabeach.org/4th-night-under-the-stars-gala/4401875
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over 1 year
OPEN HOUSE - Wednesday, June 20th • 3PM - 5PM
OPEN HOUSE - Wednesday, June 20th • 3PM - 5PM

Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.
All attendees will receive a gift for stopping by while supplies last

Special Guest Speaker: Marcia Riner
Topic: Money - Goals - Short and Long Term Goals for your money
Marcia Riner is a Certified Financial Planner at Bella Financial Group with over 20 years experience educating people on financial literacy.

Kumon Instructor: Nikita Ganatra, M.Ed
Nikita Ganatra is a Credentialed Teacher with a Masters in Education. In her over 15 years of
experience in Education, she has taught in various K-12 educational settings prior to starting Kumon Math and Reading Center in Foothill Ranch in 2013.

Start giving your kids all the advantages of Kumon.
Come to our Open House for a Free Placement Test!

Kumon Math and Reading Center of Foothill Ranch
26741 Portola Parkway, Ste. 1-B, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610
949-238-8100 • kumon.com/foothill-ranch
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Read Aloud Tips - by Kumon of Foothill Ranch
From a young child’s first time hearing a story to a teen’s escape into the pages of an intriguing novel, reading and being read to helps children explore the countless possibilities of worlds both re al and imagined.

The stories you read aloud to your children are often their first exposure to the world of books, and it’s the most effective way to cultivate a love of reading at an early age. Reading aloud is important, not only because it shows how much fun reading can be, but also because it introduces children to the sounds and rhythm of language, helps develop their imagination and creativity, and broadens their perspective of the world. In fact, reading aloud to children every day puts them almost a year ahead of where they would be if they were not read to daily, according to the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.

Follow these tips to inspire a lifelong love of reading.

1. Read their favorite stories over and over.
Young children will often want you to reread the same book many times, and that’s okay! Repetitive reading helps children increase their vocabulary, word recognition, fluency, and comprehension. It also helps them identify familiar patterns and rhythm.

2. Let your children choose books that interest them.
Making their own book selections encourages children to actively participate in the reading process. In fact, 89 percent of kids ages 6 to 17 say that their favorite books are the ones they’ve picked out for themselves.

3. Read aloud at a steady pace.
Read at a pace that allows your children to follow the storyline and analyze the pictures. Talking about the story and the pictures as you read will help to develop their reading comprehension skills.

Here are a few of our favorite books for reading aloud to or together with your children from the Kumon Recommended Reading List.

Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming
It’s another noisy morning on the farm, and all of the animals are where they should be—except Goose. And where is Goose? Young children will enjoy clucking, mucking, mewing, and cooing while they search for Goose on every gorgeously illustrated page.

How do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen
Brimming with humor and familiar good-night antics here is a playful peek into the homes of dinosaur children and their parents at bedtime. Perfect for sharing and reading aloud, this is one nighttime book your own little dinosaur will want to read again and again.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
A told B, and B told C, I’ll meet you at the top of the coconut tree. In this lively rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no—Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
The busy Boston streets are too dangerous for eight little ducklings! But with a little help from a friendly policeman, Mrs. Mallard and her family arrive safely at their new home. This Caldecott-winning classic continues to delight generations of children.

A Giraffe and a Half By Shel Silverstein
Featuring rhythmic verse and iconic illustrations, A Giraffe and a Half will leave every reader—young and old—laughing until the very end. Beloved for over 50 years, this classic captures Silverstein’s signature humor and style.
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Open House - Topic: Spending, Saving, Growing Money - Practical use of Math - A primer for kids ages 5-10
Special Guest Speaker: Marcia Riner

Topic: Spending, Saving, Growing Money - Practical use of Math - A primer for kids ages 5-10

Marcia Riner is a Certified Financial Planner at Bella Financial Group with over 20 years experience
educating people on financial literacy. She believes that everyone should understand how to be smart
with their money. Starting early will create good habits that can greatly impact their financial future.

Open House - Wednesday, May 23rd * 3pm - 5pm
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Reading – It’s a family affair!
1. Find a comfortable, quiet space to read together with your child!

2. Help with difficult words as your child reads:
a. Ask what word makes sense in the sentence.
b. Encourage your chil d to sound out the word, if possible.
c. Simply read the word for your child to keep the rhythm going.

3. Discuss the book after you finish the first read:
a. Share your favorite part of the story and ask your child to share as well.
b.Share an interesting word, phrase or paragraph with your child to encourage him or her sharing with you.
c. Discuss the overall theme of the story – ask your child to imagine being the character who had to make a tough decision. Ask what he/she may do differently. Encourage your child to provide reasoning for their thinking.

4. Keep it enjoyable and non-threatening. Your child should feel like you are having a natural conversation rather than being part of an interrogation.

5. Appreciate your child’s sharing and thinking. End with specific feedback such as, I really like how you thought about the character and what you would do differently. I would not have considered that option and you gave me something to consider. Keep it genuine and authentic!

Happy Reading!
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over 1 year
Encourage Creativity and Imagination Through the World of Poetry
From Dr. Seuss to Mother Goose, nursery rhymes are often the first introduction to poetry. Most infants and toddlers are instantly drawn to the rhythm of the words. The repetition of rhymes are not on ly fun and stimulating for young children, but they are critical to the development of early literacy skills.

As children get older, that same love for rhymes and rhythm can continue to develop through poetry. Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? The celebration was created to highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets and to encourage the reading of poems.

Poetry is a form of expression and opens a new door of creativity through language. Encourage your children to express their creativity this April by exploring the world of poetry.

To read the full article and learn more about how poetry can affect your child, go to: https://bit.ly/2FhoPQs
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Resources for Parents
Did you know?

Help Me Grow connects children and their families to services to enhance the development, behavior and learning of young children. By calling the toll free number 866.GROW.025 (866.47 6.9025) or through our online portal, parents, caregivers, child care providers, early educators and health care providers have a single point of access to developmental services for young children who live in Orange County.

Go to the online portal at: http://www.helpmegrowoc.org/
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Fear of Math Word Problems?
Can you solve this word problem?

A pen and a pencil cost one dollar and twenty cents in total. The pen costs one dollar more than the pencil. How much does the pencil cost?

The answer is 10 cent s. Did you get it right?

If you broke out in a cold sweat at the mere suggestion of having to solve this, you’re not alone. There is little that kids dread more than word problems. Even the strongest math students can struggle when it comes to solving these puzzles. But did you know that having difficulty solving word problems often indicates gaps in reading ability, rather than a deficiency in math?

When solving a word problem, we must:

Read the question
Figure out what the question is asking
Then perform whatever mathematical operation is necessary to solve it
That’s a lot to worry about, and the actual math part doesn’t come until the very end.

Let’s return to the word problem we started with. Did you answer 20 cents? That’s no surprise! When reading the question quickly, we conclude that all we must do is add 1 dollar to 20 cents. Yet, the question specifies that the pen costs a full dollar more than the pencil. If the pencil cost 20 cents and the pen cost 1 dollar, the difference between the two is only 80 cents. Thus, the correct answer is 10 cents. If the pencil cost 10 cents, and the pen cost 1 dollar more ($1.10,) the total cost is $1.20.

$.10 + $1.10 = $1.20

The arithmetic in the word problem isn’t particularly difficult. Understanding the question is. Without strong reading skills, we would be unable to solve this – or any – word problem.

Beyond Word Problems
Word problems aren’t the only area of math where reading ability helps. Researchers are increasingly finding a connection between reading and math skills across the board. To understand this, consider the following factors.

Math vocabulary is very specialized. Take the word division, for example. In everyday speech division has many different definitions, but in math it is simply “the opposite operation of multiplication.” However, if a student only understands division to mean “something that separates,” it could cause confusion in math class.

School instruction requires that students understand written directions and explanations. Literacy skills are important for understanding everything from what the teacher writes on the board, to what the instructions mean on a worksheet. Students may struggle in math class simply because they have difficulty reading directions.

The very processes that help students become strong readers are just as important in math. Studies have shown that phonological processing, for example, is a key factor in math success.

Students who regularly read for pleasure had almost a 10% advantage in their math skills. This was shown in a study conducted by the Institute of Education at London University. The study’s author argues that “strong reading ability will enable children to absorb and understand new information.” This ability can help in any subject, including math.

Clearly, the connection between reading comprehension and math skills is significant. Developing reading ability will benefit your child far beyond English class. Discover tips that will encourage your child to develop a love of reading and enhanced comprehension. With a solid foundation in reading ability your child will be on the path to success in math and beyond.

Original article found at: https://www.kumon.com/resources/fear-of-word-problems/
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The Kumon Math Program
Enrolling in the Kumon Math Program will help build and advance your child's math skills, for an advantage in school and beyond.

Daily Kumon Math Worksheets will take about 30 minutes to complete i n two sessions a week at a Kumon Center, and then another five assignments to be completed at home. Your child will work at his or her own pace, mastering each new concept before moving on. With each worksheet, you’ll find your child accelerating important math skills. Many Kumon parents ultimately find their children mastering concepts that put them grade levels ahead of their peers.

What topics are covered in the Kumon Math Program?
The Kumon Math Worksheets can help your child learn basic skills all the way through high school-level math:

Counting and number sequencing
Addition and subtraction
Multiplication and division
Fractions
Order of operations
Positive and negative numbers
Solving equations
Graphs
Algebra – Elementary to Advanced
Trigonometry and Logarithms
Calculus
Probability and statistics

Original article found at: https://www.kumon.com/math-program
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