By registering your child in a Sylvan EDGE program in the Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Dubuque region you’re making sure investing in their future success is fun. Our after-school programs are tailored specifically to help kids learn critical STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills through small-group work and engaging activities using the coolest new technology. Find out how we can help your child get ahead, get challenged and get an edge!

Register at your nearby Sylvan in the Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Dubuque region by calling or filling out the form today!

Critical Skills for the Future

Opportunities in STEM-focused careers are expected to keep growing, which is why Sylvan EDGE programs are designed to develop high-demand knowledge and skill sets, including those in 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

You’ll discover your local Sylvan in the Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Dubuque region isn’t just a place for your son or daughter to develop their STEM-based abilities; it’s also the perfect environment to cultivate confidence, build lasting friendships and have a great time working on fun projects. Where else could your son or daughter get the chance to program a LEGO® robot for a friendly competition against classmates—or create his or her very own video game? There’s no better way to develop tech-focused skills that will enhance future opportunities.

Our Programs in the Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Dubuque region:

  • Engineering: The sky’s the limit on fun when your child is busy constructing intricate machines with LEGO® and sprawling bridges with K’NEX®. These creative projects get kids to start thinking like real engineers.
  • Coding: Kids love computer animations and video games, which is exactly what makes our coding program so relevant—it’s a great way to capture interest and nurture creativity while focusing on modern computing techniques. Using innovative Tynker™ technology, your child will complete weekly projects that will show off his or her exciting progress.
  • Robotics: Building a LEGO® robot is cool enough as it is, but the real excitement begins—and the actual science and engineering concepts come into play—when your child has the chance to bring his or her creation to life with LEGO® Education’s award-winning WeDo™ programming software.
  • Math Edge: Math might not have a reputation for being the most exciting subject, but with our after-school program you can say goodbye to boring exercises and hello to engaging activities, challenging projects and a list of advanced math skills that can be utilized in the classroom and beyond.