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6 Fabulous STEM Focused Enrichment Programs

Posted by: Sarah Graves - August 17, 2016

Fun and engaging enrichment programs that bring classroom theory to life and help students make the connection from theory to the real world. 

Getting our kids to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is important because they will run into these concepts throughout their life. Whether you have a young child to a teenager, there are programs geared to all age groups and interests. By exposing your child to STEM concepts either in an enrichment program, summer camp, or even in a birthday party, they will develop a passion for it and learn real life skills beneficial to them sure to serve them later in life.  Check out our directory to find a programs near you. 

Montclair Learning Center is a small, independent, student and family friendly firm founded in 2004. Their strengths include the quality of the instructional and counselor staff, innovative programs and curricula, and the individual attention given to each and every student.  They specialize in instruction and enrichment programs throughout the year for students in grades K to 8 in computer science, learning games, math, science, and technology. Visit their open house Saturday, June 4, from 10:00-2:00 ... tour their new MLC STEM Center facilities, check out upcoming STEM workshops and learn about STEM+ summer camp and aweSTEM birthday parties.  360 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair; 973.744.7464

The International Ivy Summer Enrichment Programs are dedicated to providing fun and intellectually-stimulating experiences to fuel young people's interest and creativity. Summer is a great time to explore, meander, create and lose oneself in doing something fun. They create classes based on what kids would love to learn like video game creation, robotics, Minecraft, performing arts, weird science. Classes are designed to be hands-on where kids learn by doing. There are plenty of choices across many disciplines so kids explore what they are interested in. Locations in north and central Jersey.  908.899.1338

At Little Ivy Academy, your elementary and middle school-age child participates in Real Science! & Express Yourself! Learning Enrichment Labs and Customized Tutoring programs in Math, Reading & Writing crafted to meet their unique needs, challenges and experiences. This summer, your child can have summer days filled with REAL hands-on discovery and Real fun when they join their program for ages K through 8 for 2016 Summer Crossroads summer day-camp programs. Bergen County (Multiple Locations) 201.444.8400

A seriously fun learning center, L3 Academy leverages a child's natural curiosity with hands-on educational programs that go beyond enrichment. They offer science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes, workshops, camps and parties throughout the year.  From building hydraulic systems to constructing and wiring a building, their weekly camps are geared towards a specific science, technology or engineering theme.  Past camps have included: Inventor's Camp, The Art of Science & Engineering Camp, LEGO® Robotics Camp, Maker Camp, and more. One Greenwood Avenue #101, Montclair; 973.783.8333

Team Makers offers interactive large-format FUN activities that engages all the children in active participation. Their classes help children develop leadership and social skills while using their problem-solving and critical thinking skills.  With a number of different programs geared for all ages including: Great Treasure Hunt- children work together to solve a series of challenging games each week to collect treasure. eXtreme Sports- each week  a new sport is played in imaginative ways that encourages teamwork, good sportsmanship and great plays. Adventure Quest- children work together to create and build structures and then play games using what they built. Living Math and Science- children learn how to use math and science and how they are used in daily life. Each week the children will build something, cook something, play a sport, etc., all while learning how math skills are used to be active in all these activities.  400 Tenafly Road #626, Tenafly; 201.500.8076

Rising FutureLearning Center was started by certified teachers with years of teaching, curriculum design and tutoring experience. Their expertise lies in the areas of: student learning styles, teaching methodologies, math, computer science, educational technology and Test preparation. Over the years they have taught students ranging from elementary school to college level.  They focus on the need for children to learn computer science based on their own experiences in the fields of teaching, information technology and science. If there is one skill they would like student’s to have would be logical reasoning and computational thinking. If a student can reason why they are doing, what they are doing, then learning becomes fun and easy. 7 Lincoln Highway Suite 215, Edison; 732.243.9271

 

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Posted by: Sarah Graves| August 17, 2016
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