In Vandalia and beyond, the future is bright for people with modern skills in STEM: science, technology, engineering and math. For that reason, we provide after-school STEM programs that are not only engaging and interactive, but help kids prepare for growing, high-demand careers — and have a blast at the same time! Sylvan EDGE offers a unique combination of fun and education through activities like programming LEGO® robots, creating original video games and engineering intricate structures. In addition, we emphasize collaboration and camaraderie, which means students use teamwork and meet new friends while they progress. Find out how your child can get a real leg up for their future at your local Sylvan in Vandalia.
Imagination, Creativity and Real Results
At Sylvan, we firmly believe that after-school learning has to offer more than just repetitive drills and frustrating tasks. In fact, we offer after-school learning environments that innovatively combine rewarding activities, exciting challenges and the very latest learning technology. The results can’t be denied: kids who attend Sylvan in Vandalia are more confident in their problem-solving skills, making them better able to reach their potential in and out of the classroom. That’s how we can make a difference.▼
Essential Life-Long Skills
STEM skills are becoming increasingly valued, and with Sylvan, you can help your child get on the right track to success. We designed our STEM-based programs — Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Math Edge — to develop critical 21st century skills like computer programming, logic and advanced math proficiency. It means kids do more than have fun and make friends: they boost their academic abilities and learn all about the type of skills needed in modern career paths. In other words, having fun today can help your child do better in the future!
In Vandalia, Sylvan EDGE Programs Include:
- 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.