An edge in the classroom and beyond is possible for your child when you register for Sylvan EDGE in Virginia. We understand that careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) are hot right now — and getting hotter! Our after-school STEM programs make these subjects more interactive, engaging and exciting than ever before. As a result, your son or daughter will have a great time while on the road to success!
What Sets Our Programs Apart?
Whether it's Robotics, Coding, Engineering or Math Edge, we've tailored our programs to combine challenging academic projects with seriously cool technology and brain-boosting activities. We know the benefit of fun, friendship and interaction, so we’re big on collaborative tasks that require teamwork as well. Your child can even sign up with friends or siblings!▼
Aim Higher with STEM
STEM has a reputation for being an area where the brightest minds achieve the most innovative and cutting-edge things – and our STEM programs are no exception. Sylvan EDGE gives kids the opportunity to get hands-on experience in a variety of exciting activities, like designing their very own video game and programming a robot to enter into friendly competition against other kids. You can rest easy knowing your child is developing 21st century skills and also making great friends along the way!
In Virginia, Sylvan EDGE Programs Include:
- Engineering: One idea at a time, engineers have the power to change the world. Giving kids positive experiences with engineering when they’re young will help motivate them to put their inspiration to good use later. Kids engage in fun, hands-on activities like building small machines and designing intricate bridges. Experimenting with essential STEM concepts never gets old with creative themes that change from session to session.
- Coding: By teaching kids to create characters, sounds, special effects and animations using kid-friendly Tynker™ technology, our coding program helps them develop important problem-solving, logic and computational skills. Your child will gain the ability to create mini-stories and turn them into video games he or she can play with friends. You’ll also receive a link that will allow you to follow and share your child’s weekly progress.
- Robotics: During each session, your child will partner up with a classmate and have a blast putting real science and engineering concepts to use to build a LEGO® robot. After that, kids can put LEGO® Education’s award-winning WeDo™oftware to use to bring their “bot” to life for a little friendly competition with other teams.
- Math Edge: What our math skills program lacks in repetitive drills it makes up for in fun, interactive activities that help kids think independently and learn how to make math concepts stick. The result? Fun and friendship along with solid problem-solving skills and a lot more confidence.