When and where are classes held?
The Early Engineers program is held right on your child’s elementary school campus! Classes are typically one hour long and start right after school. After their regular school day, students walk to their Early Engineers classroom on campus. On the first day of a session, we make sure to pick up any Kinder gardeners, in order to show them how to get to their Early Engineers classroom. Instructors arrive on campus and are at the Early Engineer’s classroom before the students are even let out of school, as we make supervision our highest priority.
What will they do in class?
Students are divided into one of two classes, based on their grade. This is most typically K-2 (Junior Engineers) and 3-6 (Advanced Engineers). Each week they will experience a different type of building project, each created to encourage organization, confidence, social skills, problem solving and a wider depth of engineering based vocabulary!
Our program uses a variety of building media, including, but not limited to: Legos, K’nex, Play Foam, Mega Blocks, Makedo and Clay
. Students will dabble in Math, Science and Design
through our carefully planned building projects. Students will work in teams to promote collaboration and an instructor will be there the whole time for guidance, encouragement and support. At Early Engineers, we focus on the process, not the result.
Some classes will include a handout for the students to take home. This handout will reinforce what they have learned in class, including the key terms of the day and further ways to apply them. Since most assembled projects are not taken home, this also gives students a tangible
way to remember what was done in class!
Instructors are fully trained and background checked. Sessions are typically 7-8 weeks long. Classes max out at 20 students. We do not hold class on minimum days or any days that school is not in session.
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"Looking for just the right piece strengthens sorting skills, a key part of the kindergarten math curriculum. And for all kids, Lego teaches how to think in three dimensions — a precursor to physics."