Sometimes when I am writing a post for a local business I get really excited because it sounds like something that I would LOVE to enroll my own children in… this is one of those times! As I was learning more about Engineering for Kids of Dane County and what they offer, I knew right away that as soon as my oldest turns 4, I will be signing her up! They offer various programs for children ages 4 to 14 introducing them to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through a variety of workshops all aimed at developing problem solving skills. Programs include after school programs, evening classes, in-school field trips, workshops, birthday parties, home-school programs, scouts workshops, and pre-school programs.
Engineering for Kids is more than just building things! They also take ordinary, every day items and transform them into fun, engaging, hands-on learning projects: a plastic bottle becomes an awesome rocket, they construct hot air balloons that fly with the help of some craft supplies, and they create music from cardboard! They want girls and boys to look at the world through Engineering Eyes, to see a plastic straw and think, “What can I make with that?” Engineering for Kids wants to foster the natural curiosity and fearlessness of children to see what their incredible minds can create and as an added bonus, students are able to keep most of their creations, providing hours of additional exploration at home!
The programs help children build problem solving skills, encourage kids to discover how things work, increase kid’s desire to explore engineering as a career option and motivate kids to learn math and science concepts by engaging them in real-world engineering problems. Ages Pre-K to Grade 2 participate in Junior Engineers, Grades 3-5 are Apprentice Engineers and Grades 6-8 are Master Engineers. Check out the website for programming information.
Registration is now open for the summer programs. They have summer camps available in many of the towns and cities throughout Dane County – you can see the list by clicking here. Many of the summer classes are designed for ages K-6.
Call (608) 620-5750 or email [email protected] for more information or to get your kids enrolled today!
*The content of this post is sponsored, however we would not promote something we did not believe to be of value to our readers.