By registering your child for a Sylvan EDGE program in the Des Moines and Ames region, you’re investing in success for the future — and fun for the present! We’ve designed our after-school programs to teach essential STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills for the 21st century using exciting activities, small-group work and the coolest new technology. Learn more about how we can give your child the challenges he or she needs to get ahead!
Critical Skills for the Future
Opportunities in STEM career paths are forecast to keep growing, so Sylvan EDGE programs are tailored to explore high-demand skill sets and knowledge, including computer programming, robotics, engineering, logic and problem-solving. Keeping your child engaged and entertained is a great way to ensure he or she stays on the path to future success.▼
Awesome After-School Activities
In the Des Moines and Ames region, your local Sylvan is not only a place where your child can cultivate valuable STEM skills; it’s also a place for developing confidence, making new friends and working on fun projects. Where else could your little one get the chance to design create his or her very own video game—or program a LEGO® robot to enter into friendly competitions? There’s no cooler way to develop tech-focused skills that will come in handy in future years.
Our Range of Enrichment Programs Includes:
- 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.