By registering your child in a Sylvan EDGE program in the Rockford region you’re making sure investing in their future success is fun. We’ve designed our after-school programs to teach essential STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills for the 21st century using exciting activities, small-group work and the coolest new technology. Learn more about how we can give your child the challenges he or she needs to get ahead!
Crucial 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. It's a great way to keep your child fully engaged, entertained and on the right path to future success.▼
Awesome After-School Activities
In the Rockford region, your local Sylvan is not only a place where your child can cultivate valuable STEM skills; it’s also a place for developing confidence, making new friends and working on fun projects. Where else could your little one program a LEGO® robot with a buddy and enter it in a friendly competition with other teams — or design, create and play 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.
Programs We Offer in the Rockford region:
- Coding: Kids love video games and computer animations, so our coding program isn't only relevant — it's a great way to capture budding imaginations, nurture creativity and focus on a variety of modern computing techniques. Using innovative Tynker™ technology, your child will work on interactive weekly projects that you can share to show off his or her exciting progress.
- Robotics: Building a LEGO® robot is already cool, but the real magic happens — and the real science and engineering concepts come into play — when your child brings his or her creation to life using LEGO® Education's award-winning WeDo™ programming software.
- Engineering: Whether your child is constructing machines that go, go, go with LEGO® or building soaring bridges with K’NEX®, the sky’s the limit on fun! These creative challenges get kids to think like real engineers.
- Math Edge: Math may not always be thought of as a fun subject, but with our after-school program you can say goodbye to boring drills and hello to fun activities, challenging projects and a host advanced math skills that can be applied in the classroom and beyond.