By registering your child for a Sylvan EDGE program in the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek region, you’re investing in success for the future — and fun for the present! Our unique after-school programs are designed to use exciting activities, small-group work and the coolest cutting edge technology to help kids learn important STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills. Find out how we can help your child get ahead, get challenged and get an edge!
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. It's a great way to keep your child fully engaged, entertained and on the right path to future success.▼
Seriously Cool After-School Activities
In the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek 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 do kids get the chance to design and program their own LEGO® robot to enter in friendly competition, or design their very own video game? There’s no cooler way to develop tech-focused skills that will come in handy in future years.
Our Range of Enrichment Programs Includes:
- Math Edge: Even though math doesn’t exactly have a reputation or being fun, our after-school program does away with the typical boring drills in favor of engaging—and challenging—activities that develop essential math skills your child can apply in the classroom and beyond.
- Coding: Kids love video games and computer animations, making our coding program the perfect way for them to let their imaginations run wild while learning a variety of modern computing techniques. Exciting interactive weekly projects using innovative Tynker™ technology will give your child the opportunity to show off what he or she is learning.
- Engineering: When your child is working on projects like constructing machines that go, go, go out of LEGO and building sprawling bridges with K’NEX, the sky is the limit on fun! Those are just a couple of the creative challenges that will help kids start thinking like real engineers.
- Robotics: Even though building a LEGO® robot is cool enough as it is, your child will get to take things a step further and put real science and engineering concepts to use by bringing his or her creation to life with LEGO®’s award-winning WeDo™ programming software.