The fun begins with Sylvan’s Engineering programs in the Des Moines and Ames region. Your child will have a blast diving into a new hands-on project each week, like designing, testing and redesigning machines and bridges using LEGO® bricks or K’NEX® pieces. Your child will get those creative juices flowing as he or she teams up with a buddy to build these awesome structures and challenges other teams to friendly games and competitions. It’s a novel way for your son or daughter to develop critical 21st century skills while solving problems just like an engineer!
An Innovative Education
Beyond being big on fun, our Engineering programs in the Des Moines and Ames region are also designed to equip your child with valuable STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) abilities. Through creative activities, immersive learning and group collaboration, your child will build valuable problem solving and critical thinking competencies that can make a lasting impact both academically and personally!▼
Attention all Aspiring Engineers
From building sophisticated structures to testing, deconstructing and redesigning them all over again with a better solution, your child will be thinking and problem solving like a real engineer! Our practical, hands-on courses are an amazing way for your budding inventor to understand important science, engineering and architectural concepts while also using his or her imagination and creativity. We also get parents in on the fun by providing regular email communication to fill you in on the cool new projects your child worked on each week. We will also provide a preview of the upcoming week’s project so you and your child can gear up for the next cool activity!
Here’s what our Engineering programs in the Des Moines and Ames region include:
- Fun, hands-on activities that include building bridges using K’NEX® pieces and designing machines using LEGO® bricks.
- A cutting-edge curriculum that focuses on equipping your child with 21st century STEM skills.
- A friendly, supportive setting, with a 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio and only 12 students or less per class.
- Regular emails to keep you informed of the concepts learned and how your child is progressing.