Registering your child for Sylvan EDGE in Iowa can give your child a leg up in the classroom and beyond. We understand that careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) are hot right now — and getting hotter! Our after-school STEM programs engage children with interactive learning and make these subjects more exciting than ever before. That means your son or daughter will have a great time on the road to success!
Find Out What Sets Our Programs Apart
We’ve tailored our Robotics & Sciences, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge programs to combine challenging academic projects with brain-boosting activities using seriously cool technology. We also know the value of fun, friendship and interaction, so we're big on teamwork and collaborative tasks. Your child can even bring a friend or sibling along for the ride!
Aim Higher with STEM
With STEM, innovation and cutting edge achievements are par for the course – and our STEM programs are no different. With Sylvan EDGE in Iowa, kids get hands-on experience with a range of interesting activities, including designing a video game and programming a working robot to enter in competitions against classmates. You can rest easy knowing your child is having fun and making friends while developing relevant 21st century skills at the same time!
With Sylvan EDGE Programs, You Can Expect:
- Robotics & Sciences: In each session, your child will work with a buddy to build a LEGO® robot, learning science and engineering concepts (and having fun!) along the way. Once it's ready, the "bot" can be brought to life using LEGO® Education's award-winning WeDo™ software and entered into friendly games against other teams.
- Coding: Our coding program helps kids develop important problem-solving, logic and computational skills as they create characters, sounds, special effects and animations using kid-friendly Tynker™ technology. Your child will create mini-stories and gain the skills to design a video game that he or she can play with friends. You'll even get a link to your child's weekly project so you can see and share his or her amazing progress.
- Engineering: Engineers have the power to transform the world — one idea at a time. The key is giving children fun experiences with engineering when they’re young, so they’re inspired to think big. Kids take on fun, hands-on challenges, such as building simple machines or designing amazing bridges. Every session has a creative theme to inspire kids as they experiment with important STEM concepts.
- Math Edge: You won't find any repetitive drills in our math skill program, which features a fun, interactive, collaborative format where brain-boosting activities help kids think independently and make math concepts stick. The result? Stronger problem-solving skills, greater confidence and a whole lot of fun and friendship.