In South Elgin and all over the world, those with skills in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — are well placed to build successful careers. That's why we offer engaging, interactive after-school STEM programs that empower kids to lay the groundwork for future success — and have fun doing it! Sylvan EDGE mixes fun and academic mastery with challenges like engineering super structures, programming LEGO® robots and designing original video games. We also realize the importance of collaboration and camaraderie, so we encourage kids to work together and make new friendships as they gain new skills and knowledge. Find out how your child can get a real leg up for their future at your local Sylvan in South Elgin.
Empowering Imaginations to Fly Higher
Our after-school programs are far removed from repetitive drills, frustrating tasks and other outdated methods. In fact, our after-school programs offer innovative learning environments that combine fun activities, rewarding challenges and the latest technology. The results? Kids in South Elgin who attend Sylvan are better equipped in and out of the classroom with increased confidence and critical thinking skills. That’s just part of the different we can make.▼
Critical Skills for Continued Success
STEM skills are becoming increasingly valued, and you can help your child get on the right path at Sylvan. Our STEM programs — including Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — explore vital 21st century competencies such as logic, programming and advanced math proficiency. 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. That's how having fun today can lead to bigger and better achievements in the future!
Look to Your Local Sylvan in South Elgin For:
- Math Edge: Making math interesting and engaging for kids is essential since it is the foundation all STEM subjects are built on. Our brain-exercising activities — like puzzles, brainteasers and progress challenges — will help your child develop solid problem-solving skills he or she needs in and out of the classroom.
- Coding: You can look forward to your child coming home with plenty of exciting stories when you register him or her for our coding program, which includes cool, interactive challenges like building video games, and coming up with computer animations.
- Engineering: Engineers make things like race cars, sprawling bridges and the highest of skyscrapers possible. With our engineering program, your child will learn how to turn his or her dreams into reality with hands-on activities and challenges that develop their problem-solving skills.
- Robotics & Science: Robots, friendships and confidence are only a few of the things your child will be building with our cutting-edge robotics program. Not to mention, building and bringing his or her very own LEGO® robot to life is the perfect challenge for any young, budding engineer.