By registering your child for a Sylvan EDGE program in the Barrie region, you’re investing in success for the future — and fun for the present! That's because we've tailored our after-school programs to not only focus on critical 21st century STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills, but also emphasize exciting activities, small-group work and the coolest new technology. Find out how we can help challenge your child and give them the edge they need!
Critical Skills for the Future
STEM-based career paths are on the rise, so Sylvan EDGE programs are specifically tailored to focus on developing in-demand skills in computer programming, robotics, engineering, 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.▼
Seriously Cool After-School Activities
You'll find that your local Sylvan in the Barrie region isn't just a place where children develop valuable STEM skills; it's also where confidence grows, friendships are made and kids have a blast working on fun projects. Where else do kids get the chance to design and program their own LEGO® robot to enter in friendly competition, or design their very own video game? There's no cooler way to gain tech-focused talents that will be a strong asset in future years.
Programs We Offer in the Barrie region:
- Math Edge: Even though math doesn’t exactly have a reputation or being fun, our after-school program does away with the typical boring drills in favor of engaging—and challenging—activities that develop essential math skills your child can apply in the classroom and beyond.
- Coding: Kids love video games and computer animations, making our coding program the perfect way for them to let their imaginations run wild while learning a variety of modern computing techniques. Exciting interactive weekly projects using innovative Tynker™ technology will give your child the opportunity to show off what he or she is learning.
- Engineering: When your child is working on projects like constructing machines that go, go, go out of LEGO and building sprawling bridges with K’NEX, the sky is the limit on fun! Those are just a couple of the creative challenges that will help kids start thinking like real engineers.
- Robotics: Even though building a LEGO® robot is cool enough as it is, your child will get to take things a step further and put real science and engineering concepts to use by bringing his or her creation to life with LEGO®’s award-winning WeDo™ programming software.