For people in Castro Valley with modern skills in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — the future couldn’t be brighter. That’s why we’ve designed our after-school STEM programs to be fun and engaging while encouraging kids to stay on track towards in-demand careers. In fact, Sylvan EDGE's combination of fun and academic mastery is unique, whether it's designing a video game from scratch, coding a LEGO® robot or engineering seriously cool super structures. We also believe in the importance of teamwork, collaboration and camaraderie and encourage kids to make friends along the way. Find out how your child can get a real edge for the future at your local Sylvan in Castro Valley.
Empowering Imaginations to Fly Higher
At Sylvan, we don’t believe after-school learning should be about repetitive drills and frustrating tasks. As a matter of fact, we work hard to provide welcoming, innovative learning environments where new technology, exciting activities and rewarding challenges come together. The results don’t lie: kids in Castro Valley who attend Sylvan improve their confidence and thinking skills, which helps increase potential in the classroom and beyond. That's how we make a significant difference.▼
Skills That Pay Off in the Long Run
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. That's why our STEM programs — Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — explore areas like programming, logic, math proficiency and other critical 21st century competencies. It means in addition to having a great time and meeting new friends, kids can improve their academic scores and get to grips with the skills demanded by modern career paths. In other words, it isn't only a good time today: it's the ideal preparation for a better future!
Included in Sylvan EDGE Programs in Castro Valley:
- Robotics: Robot building, friendship building, confidence building… It's all here. In fact, programming and animating LEGO® robots is a great challenge for future coders.
- Coding: Smiles and high-fives follow when you register your child for our coding program. He or she can expect cool projects like designing video games, creating mini-stories and making computer animations.
- Engineering: Race cars and bridges don’t build themselves, so we prepare budding engineers with a variety of hands-on challenges, such as building working prototypes and designing amazing bridges.
- Math Edge: Math is part of every STEM subject, and our program makes it more interactive and exciting (yes, really!) than ever. It includes stimulating activities that help kids hone strong problem-solving skills that are practical in and beyond the classroom.