In Cedar Falls and beyond, careers for people with modern skills in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — are on the rise. That’s exactly why we’ve designed our after-school STEM programs to be interactive and exciting — to help kids get on the right track towards high-demand careers — and have fun along the way! Sylvan EDGE mixes fun and academic mastery with challenges like engineering super structures, programming LEGO® robots and designing original video games. Since we also know the importance of teamwork, collaboration and camaraderie, our program also empowers to make friends along the way. Learn how your child can gain a valuable edge for the future when he or she attends your local Sylvan in Cedar Falls.

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Unlocking Young Potential

At Sylvan, we aim to make after-school learning about more than frustrating, repetitive drills. That’s why we’ve created after-school programs that don’t just offer a unique kind of classroom experience, but also guarantee learning the most cutting-edge technology is both fun and rewarding. As a result, those who attend Sylvan in Cedar Falls have the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence needed to excel in school and beyond. That's the kind of difference we're here to make.

Critical Skills for Continued Success

STEM skills are becoming increasingly valued, and you can help your child get on the right path at Sylvan. Our STEM-focused programs — Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — focus on critical 21st century competencies like computer programming, logic and advanced math proficiency. That means kids will have fun and make friends while also developing skills that will help them succeed in a range of modern career paths. In other words, having fun today can help your child do better in the future!

Your Local Sylvan in Cedar Falls Provides:

  • Engineering: Things like race cars, bridges, and high rise buildings wouldn’t exist without the problem solving skills of engineers. Your child will have the chance to develop those skills through fun, hands-on challenges like designing simple structures and machines.
  • Robotics: Our innovative robotics program is the perfect place for budding engineers to make friends and build confidence while working on critical skills by building and programming their very own LEGO® robot.
  • Coding: Signing your child up for our coding program, which is full of cool, interactive projects like creating original video games, mini-stories and computer animations, is guaranteed to lead to lots of interesting stories and high-fives.
  • Math Edge: Since math is an important part of every STEM subject, we designed a program to make learning tricky math concepts easier — and more fun — than ever before. Kids will develop problem-solving skills essential for their future success with weekly brainteasers and puzzles.