In late September E.Nopi Learning Center, an international supplemental education franchise, opened in Westport, making it the fourth location in Connecticut.
In late September E.Nopi Learning Center, an international supplemental education franchise, opened in Westport, making it the fourth one in Connecticut. Starting as an education company in Korea 30 years ago, the institution since expanded to include more than 100 U.S. locations and 2.5 million students worldwide.
In recent years, the program has been revamped with the help of American universities to better reflect American culture and teaching styles. The current model features two programs (math and English, which includes reading and writing) geared toward children pre-k through middle school.
Allan Hong, owner of the new location, says the program helps students learn based on their academic level instead of "teaching to the medium." The math curriculum helps develop reasoning skills through problem solving, and the English portion incorporates creative thinking to enhance reading and writing. Pre-k instruction prepares little ones with more education than they might get at a more play-based preschool.
Beyond providing the standard intimate learning space, Hong strives to make his location a little more fun with colorful work books, listening devices, wooden blocks, and other manipulatives. As a Westport resident and father of two, Hong felt E.Nopi was a good fit. "Education is very important in Fairfield," he says. "I felt this could benefit the children in my neighborhood."
E.nopi Westport is located at 70 Church Lane, Westport. For more information, call 203-349-5868 or email [email protected].