Engineering for Kids
What child hasn’t dreamed of becoming an astronaut, pilot or professional gamer? Engineering for Kids gives them the access to these exciting career fields by bringing STEM practices right to their fingertips through programs that focus on aerospace, robotics, electronic game design and civil, industrial, mechanical and chemical engineering. They offer morning, afternoon, after-school and evening classes and host birthday parties and summer camps. Programs are offered for children ages 4-14.
The Little Medical School
For those ages 4-12 who have an inking for all things medical—human or pet—The Little Medical School can provide them with all the fun and excitement of dressing up and using medical instruments. The mobile-based business has programs throughout the area in schools, day care centers and at local recreation centers like the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center in Manassas. They are also available for birthday parties and host a summer camp. Through their programs children will learn about their body, health and nutrition through hands-on activities, crafts and games.
The Insight Shop
The stresses of daily life have started to take over children like never before. Enroll them in a class that will help them deal with the onslaught of pressures that may be bothering them through mindfulness. Classes at The Insight Shop break up classes by grade (middle school and high school) and experts walk them through the best practices that they can actually use in real life to help them cope.
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
A trip to Washington, D.C., can be more than strolling through museums. Through the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center you and your child can make the most of a weekend trip by participating in one of the institute’s weekend workshops that are developed for specific age groups. Themes vary from month to month, but they all have a classroom experience along with utilizing the museums to get up close to history and sciences.