When you register your child for a Sylvan EDGE program in the Columbia region, you're planning for success in the future — and fun in the present! Our after-school programs are tailored specifically to help kids learn critical STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills through small-group work and engaging activities using the coolest new technology. 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. The combination of entertainment and education is a great way to ensure your child stays engaged and on the path to future success.▼
Awesome After-School Activities
You’ll discover your local Sylvan in the Columbia region isn’t just a place for your son or daughter to develop their STEM-based abilities; it’s also the perfect environment to cultivate confidence, build lasting friendships and have a great time 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 gain tech-focused talents that will be a strong asset in future years.
Our Programs in the Columbia region:
- Coding: Kids love video games and computer animations, so our coding program isn't only relevant — it's a great way to capture budding imaginations, nurture creativity and focus on a variety of modern computing techniques. Using innovative Tynker™ technology, your child will work on interactive weekly projects that you can share to show off his or her exciting progress.
- Robotics: Building a LEGO® robot is already cool, but the real magic happens — and the real science and engineering concepts come into play — when your child brings his or her creation to life using LEGO® Education's award-winning WeDo™ programming software.
- Engineering: Whether your child is constructing machines that go, go, go with LEGO® or building soaring bridges with K’NEX®, the sky’s the limit on fun! These creative challenges get kids to think like real engineers.
- Math Edge: Math may not always be thought of as a fun subject, but with our after-school program you can say goodbye to boring drills and hello to fun activities, challenging projects and a host advanced math skills that can be applied in the classroom and beyond.