When you register your child for a Sylvan EDGE program in the Barrie region, you're planning for success in the future — and fun in the present! Our after-school programs are tailored specifically to help kids learn critical STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills through small-group work and engaging activities using the coolest new technology. Find out how we can help your child get ahead, get challenged and get an edge!
Essential Expertise for the Future
Opportunities in STEM-focused careers are expected to keep growing, which is why Sylvan EDGE programs are designed to develop high-demand knowledge and skill sets, including those in engineering, robotics, computer programming, logic and problem-solving. Keeping your child engaged and entertained is a great way to ensure he or she stays on the path to future success.▼
Awesome After-School Activities
Your local Sylvan in the Barrie region is more than just a place where children develop valuable STEM skills; it’s also where confidence is nurtured, friends are made and kids have a great time working on exciting projects. Where else could your son or daughter get the chance to program a LEGO® robot for a friendly competition against classmates—or create his or her very own video game? There’s no cooler way to develop tech-focused skills that will come in handy in future years.
Our Programs in the Barrie region:
- Coding: Kids love video games and computer animations, so our coding program isn't only relevant — it's a great way to capture budding imaginations, nurture creativity and focus on a variety of modern computing techniques. Using innovative Tynker™ technology, your child will work on interactive weekly projects that you can share to show off his or her exciting progress.
- Robotics: Building a LEGO® robot is already cool, but the real magic happens — and the real science and engineering concepts come into play — when your child brings his or her creation to life using LEGO® Education's award-winning WeDo™ programming software.
- Engineering: Whether your child is constructing machines that go, go, go with LEGO® or building soaring bridges with K’NEX®, the sky’s the limit on fun! These creative challenges get kids to think like real engineers.
- Math Edge: Math may not always be thought of as a fun subject, but with our after-school program you can say goodbye to boring drills and hello to fun activities, challenging projects and a host advanced math skills that can be applied in the classroom and beyond.