Sylvan’s Engineering courses in the Rockford region make learning fun! Each and every week, your child will dive into a cool new project, such as designing, building and testing a machine or bridge using LEGO® bricks or K’NEX® pieces. Your child will get those creative juices flowing as he or she teams up with a buddy to build these awesome structures and challenges other teams to friendly games and competitions. It’s a fantastic way for your child to learn how to problem-solve just like an engineer and get equipped with 21st century skills in the process!

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21st Century Learning

It’s no secret that Sylvan’s Engineering courses in the Rockford region are fun, but did you know that they also help equip your child with valuable STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills? Via hands-on projects and collaborative group work, your son or daughter will acquire important critical thinking and problem solving abilities that can make a positive impact both inside and outside of the classroom.

Is There an Aspiring Engineer in Your Family?

From constructing multifaceted structures to testing and rebuilding them in order to try out a different solution, your son or daughter will be taking on challenges just like a real engineer! Through our interactive programs, your aspiring engineer will learn important science, architectural and engineering concepts while powering up his or her imagination and creativity each and every week. We also get parents in on the fun by providing regular email communication to fill you in on the cool new projects your child worked on each week. We’ll also preview the following week’s project so you and your child can gear up for the next fun activity!

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Hands-on projects, from building machines with LEGO® bricks to constructing complex bridge types with K’NEX® pieces.
  • A STEM-focused curriculum that will equip your child with critical 21st century skills.
  • A personal learning environment, with a 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio and a maximum of 12 students per class.
  • Regular email communication to keep you informed of your child’s progress.