When you register your child for a Sylvan EDGE program in the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek region, you're planning for success in the future — and fun in the present! That's because we've tailored our after-school programs to not only focus on critical 21st century STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills, but also emphasize exciting activities, small-group work and the coolest new technology. Find out more about how we can give your child an edge!

Register at your nearby Sylvan in the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek region by calling or filling out the form today!

Fundamental 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. It’s the perfect way to ensure your child stays engaged and entertained while on the path to success.

Seriously Cool After-School Activities

Your local Sylvan in the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek region is more than just a place where children develop valuable STEM skills; it’s also where confidence is nurtured, friends are made and kids have a great time working on exciting 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 better way to develop tech-focused skills that will enhance future opportunities.

Our Programs in the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek region:

  • Coding: Since kids love video games and computer animations, our coding program is not only relevant, but it’s also a great way to foster creativity through a variety of modern computing techniques. Weekly projects, using innovative Tynker™ technology, are a great way for your child to show off his or her exciting progress.
  • Engineering: Whether your child is constructing soaring bridges with K’NEX® or building working machines with LEGO®, the fun never stops! Creative projects like these and more encourage kids to think like real engineers.
  • Robotics: As if building a LEGO® robot wasn’t cool enough, your child will also have the chance to put real science and engineering concepts to use by bringing his or her creation to life using LEGO® Education’s award-winning WeDo™ programming software.
  • Math Edge: Despite math having a reputation for not being the most exciting subject, our after-school program can offer an alternative to the boring drills and exercises with plenty of challenging—and fun—activities that will help your child thrive in the classroom and beyond.