STEM skills — science, technology, engineering and math — are increasingly important for career success in McHenry and beyond. That’s exactly why we’ve designed our after-school STEM programs to be interactive and exciting — to help kids get on the right track towards high-demand careers — and have fun along the way! Sylvan EDGE offers a unique combination of fun and education through activities like programming LEGO® robots, creating original video games and engineering intricate structures. Since we also know the importance of teamwork, collaboration and camaraderie, our program also empowers to make friends along the way. See how your child can get a head-start on a great future at your nearby Sylvan in McHenry.
Imagination, Creativity and Real Results
At Sylvan, we aim to make after-school learning about more than frustrating, repetitive drills. In fact, our after-school programs offer innovative learning environments that combine fun activities, rewarding challenges and the latest technology. The results can’t be denied: kids who attend Sylvan in McHenry are more confident in their problem-solving skills, making them better able to reach their potential in and out of the classroom. That’s just one way we make a difference.▼
Skills That Have a Life-Long Impact
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 do more than have fun and make friends: they boost their academic abilities and learn all about the type of skills needed in modern career paths. That’s how fun today can lead to success tomorrow.
Included in Sylvan EDGE Programs in McHenry:
- Robotics & Science: Your child can build robots, friendships and confidence with our cutting-edge robotics program. In fact, creating, programming and animating LEGO® robots is the perfect challenge for budding engineers.
- Coding: Expect plenty of high-fives and exciting anecdotes when you register your child for our coding program, which comes complete with cool, interactive projects like building video games, developing mini-stories and creating computer animations.
- Engineering: Race cars and bridges don’t build themselves. They need dreamers. Problem solvers. Tinkerers ... In other words, engineers! Your child will take on fun, hands-on challenges, such as building simple machines or designing amazing bridges.
- Math Edge: Math forms an important part of every STEM subject, so we offer a program that makes math more engaging, interactive and exciting (yes, really!) than ever before. Our brain-boosting activities — including puzzles, brainteasers and other fun proficiency challenges — help kids hone problem-solving skills they can use in school and beyond.