Registering your child for a Sylvan EDGE program in the Des Moines and Ames region means you’re committed to investing in their future success without sacrificing fun! 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. Find out more about how we can give your child an edge!
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 the perfect way to ensure your child stays engaged and entertained while on the path to success.▼
Seriously Cool After-School Activities
You’ll discover your local Sylvan in the Des Moines and Ames 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 little one program a LEGO® robot with a buddy and enter it in a friendly competition with other teams — or design, create and play his or her very own video game? Developing tech-focused skills has never been cooler.
Our Range of Enrichment Programs Includes:
- Coding: Kids love video games and computer animations, so our coding program isn't only relevant — it's a great way to capture budding imaginations, nurture creativity and focus on a variety of modern computing techniques. Using innovative Tynker™ technology, your child will work on interactive weekly projects that you can share to show off his or her exciting progress.
- Robotics: Building a LEGO® robot is already cool, but the real magic happens — and the real science and engineering concepts come into play — when your child brings his or her creation to life using LEGO® Education's award-winning WeDo™ programming software.
- Engineering: Whether your child is constructing machines that go, go, go with LEGO® or building soaring bridges with K’NEX®, the sky’s the limit on fun! These creative challenges get kids to think like real engineers.
- Math Edge: Math may not always be thought of as a fun subject, but with our after-school program you can say goodbye to boring drills and hello to fun activities, challenging projects and a host advanced math skills that can be applied in the classroom and beyond.