Registering your child for a Sylvan EDGE program in the Champaign, Springfield and Decatur region means you’re committed to investing in their future success without sacrificing fun! Our unique after-school programs are designed to use exciting activities, small-group work and the coolest cutting edge technology to help kids learn important STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills. Find out how we can help challenge your child and give them the edge they need!
Essential Expertise for the Future
Opportunities in STEM career paths are forecast to keep growing, so Sylvan EDGE programs are tailored to explore high-demand skill sets and knowledge, including 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.▼
After School Activities That Are Actually Cool
You’ll discover your local Sylvan in the Champaign, Springfield and Decatur region isn’t just a place for your son or daughter to develop their STEM-based abilities; it’s also the perfect environment to cultivate confidence, build lasting friendships and have a great time 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 develop tech-focused skills that will come in handy in future years.
Programs We Offer in the Champaign, Springfield and Decatur region:
- Engineering: The sky’s the limit on fun when your child is busy constructing intricate machines with LEGO® and sprawling bridges with K’NEX®. These creative projects get kids to start thinking like real engineers.
- Coding: Kids love computer animations and video games, which is exactly what makes our coding program so relevant—it’s a great way to capture interest and nurture creativity while focusing on modern computing techniques. Using innovative Tynker™ technology, your child will complete weekly projects that will show off his or her exciting progress.
- Robotics: Building a LEGO® robot is cool enough as it is, but the real excitement begins—and the actual science and engineering concepts come into play—when your child has the chance to bring his or her creation to life with LEGO® Education’s award-winning WeDo™ programming software.
- Math Edge: Math might not have a reputation for being the most exciting subject, but with our after-school program you can say goodbye to boring exercises and hello to engaging activities, challenging projects and a list of advanced math skills that can be utilized in the classroom and beyond.