STEM skills — science, technology, engineering and math — are increasingly important for career success in Bakersfield and beyond. That's why we've tailored our after-school STEM programs to be engaging and interactive, helping kids get on the right path for high-demand careers — and have a blast doing it! Whether it's designing a video game on our innovative technology platform, programming and controlling a LEGO® robot or using advanced engineering principles to build a soaring super structure, it's easy to see how Sylvan EDGE combines academic mastery and fun. We also emphasize teamwork, collaboration and camaraderie, which means kids can make friends while they make progress. At your local Sylvan in Bakersfield, your child can get an edge for the future: find out more today.

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Giving Imaginations the Tools to Soar

At Sylvan, we firmly believe that after-school learning has to offer more than just repetitive drills and frustrating tasks. In fact, our after-school programs focus on providing innovative learning opportunities through challenges that are both fun and rewarding. The results? Kids in Bakersfield who attend Sylvan are better equipped in and out of the classroom with increased confidence and critical thinking skills. It's a difference we're proud to make.

Skills That Have a Life-Long Impact

STEM-based skills are among the most highly valued in the classroom and beyond, and you can make sure your child gets on the path to success with Sylvan. Our range of programs — which includes Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — focuses on competencies that are critical for success in the 21st century, such as logic, computer programming and advanced math proficiency. It all means kids who attend don't only make new friends and have a good time: they develop the kind of skills that are critical to success in modern career paths. That’s how fun today can lead to success tomorrow.

Sylvan EDGE Programs in Bakersfield Include:

  • Math Edge: Making math interesting and engaging for kids is essential since it is the foundation all STEM subjects are built on. Our brain-exercising activities — like puzzles, brainteasers and progress challenges — will help your child develop solid problem-solving skills he or she needs in and out of the classroom.
  • Coding: You can look forward to your child coming home with plenty of exciting stories when you register him or her for our coding program, which includes cool, interactive challenges like building video games, and coming up with computer animations.
  • Engineering: Engineers make things like race cars, sprawling bridges and the highest of skyscrapers possible. With our engineering program, your child will learn how to turn his or her dreams into reality with hands-on activities and challenges that develop their problem-solving skills.
  • Robotics: Robots, friendships and confidence are only a few of the things your child will be building with our cutting-edge robotics program. Not to mention, building and bringing his or her very own LEGO® robot to life is the perfect challenge for any young, budding engineer.