Modern skills in STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — are increasingly important when it comes to career success in and beyond Champaign. That's why our after-school STEM programs are specifically designed to be interactive and engaging, enabling kids to lay the groundwork for growing career paths — and have a great time while they do so! Whether it's programming a LEGO® robot, creating a video game on our seriously cool technology platform or engineering super structures, Sylvan EDGE offers a unique combination of fun and academic mastery. We also believe in the importance of teamwork, collaboration and camaraderie and encourage kids to make friends along the way. At your local Sylvan in Champaign, your child can get an edge for the future: find out more today.

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Empowering Imaginations to Fly Higher

At Sylvan, we work hard to make sure our after-school programs avoid frustrating tasks, repetitive drills and other dated teaching techniques. That’s why we’ve created after-school programs that don’t just offer a unique kind of classroom experience, but also guarantee learning the most cutting-edge technology is both fun and rewarding. The results speak for themselves: kids who attend Sylvan in Champaign gain the confidence and thinking skills to reach their potential in the classroom and beyond. That’s just one of many ways we make a difference.

Skills That Pay Off in the Long Run

Put your child on the road to success by helping them focus on in-demand STEM skills at Sylvan. Our Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge programs are STEM-focused with emphasis on computer programming, logic and advanced math — all essential competencies for the 21st century. It means kids don't just have fun and make friends: they can also boost their academic scores and, most importantly, develop the kind of skills needed to succeed in modern career paths. In other words, a fun time today could mean greater achievements tomorrow!

Sylvan EDGE Programs in Champaign Offer:

  • Engineering: Things like race cars, bridges, and high rise buildings wouldn’t exist without the problem solving skills of engineers. Your child will have the chance to develop those skills through fun, hands-on challenges like designing simple structures and machines.
  • Robotics: Our innovative robotics program is the perfect place for budding engineers to make friends and build confidence while working on critical skills by building and programming their very own LEGO® robot.
  • Coding: Signing your child up for our coding program, which is full of cool, interactive projects like creating original video games, mini-stories and computer animations, is guaranteed to lead to lots of interesting stories and high-fives.
  • Math Edge: Since math is an important part of every STEM subject, we designed a program to make learning tricky math concepts easier — and more fun — than ever before. Kids will develop problem-solving skills essential for their future success with weekly brainteasers and puzzles.