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. Learn more about how we can give your child the challenges he or she needs to get ahead!
Fundamental Skills for the Future
The future for STEM-based career paths is bright, which is why Sylvan EDGE programs are designed to nurture coveted skill sets and knowledge for things like engineering, robotics, computer programming, logic and problem-solving. The combination of entertainment and education is a great way to ensure your child stays engaged and on the path to future success.▼
The Coolest After-School Activities
You'll find that your local Sylvan in the Champaign, Springfield and Decatur 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 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 Range of Enrichment Programs Includes:
- Coding: Since kids love video games and computer animations, our coding program is not only relevant, but it’s also a great way to foster creativity through a variety of modern computing techniques. Weekly projects, using innovative Tynker™ technology, are a great way for your child to show off his or her exciting progress.
- Engineering: Whether your child is constructing soaring bridges with K’NEX® or building working machines with LEGO®, the fun never stops! Creative projects like these and more encourage kids to think like real engineers.
- Robotics: As if building a LEGO® robot wasn’t cool enough, your child will also have the chance to put real science and engineering concepts to use by bringing his or her creation to life using LEGO® Education’s award-winning WeDo™ programming software.
- Math Edge: Despite math having a reputation for not being the most exciting subject, our after-school program can offer an alternative to the boring drills and exercises with plenty of challenging—and fun—activities that will help your child thrive in the classroom and beyond.