For people in Plainfield with modern skills in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — the future couldn’t be brighter. 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! Sylvan EDGE mixes fun and academic mastery with challenges like engineering super structures, programming LEGO® robots and designing original video games. We also value teamwork, collaboration and camaraderie, and encourage kids to make friends while they learn. Your local Sylvan in Plainfield can help give your child’s future an edge—find out how today.

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Empowering Imaginations to Fly Higher

At Sylvan, we’re committed to making sure after-school learning is more than repetitive drills and frustrating exercises. In fact, our after-school programs focus on providing innovative learning opportunities through challenges that are both fun and rewarding. The results don’t lie: kids in Plainfield who attend Sylvan improve their confidence and thinking skills, which helps increase potential in the classroom and beyond. That's the difference we make.

Skills Fit for the Future

We understand that STEM skills are becoming increasingly valued — and we know how to empower kids to get on the right path to future success. Our range of programs — which includes Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — focuses on competencies that are critical for success in the 21st century, such as logic, computer programming and advanced math proficiency. It all means kids who attend don't only make new friends and have a good time: they develop the kind of skills that are critical to success in modern career paths. In other words, fun today can translate into success for the future!

In Plainfield, Sylvan EDGE Programs Include:

  • Robotics: Robot building, friendship building, confidence building… It's all here. In fact, programming and animating LEGO® robots is a great challenge for future coders.
  • Coding: Smiles and high-fives follow when you register your child for our coding program. He or she can expect cool projects like designing video games, creating mini-stories and making computer animations.
  • Engineering: Race cars and bridges don’t build themselves, so we prepare budding engineers with a variety of hands-on challenges, such as building working prototypes and designing amazing bridges.
  • Math Edge: Math is part of every STEM subject, and our program makes it more interactive and exciting (yes, really!) than ever. It includes stimulating activities that help kids hone strong problem-solving skills that are practical in and beyond the classroom.