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  • Babysitting: American Red Cross Certified

    CLASS ON 9/19 HAS CHANGED TO ONLINE. Ages 11-15 Get a leg up on the competition with this Babysitting class that prepares you for a wide variety of babysitting situations. Learn the care of young children, including safety and responsibility, age-appropriate activities, and first aid. Must be 11+ to participate. Must complete the entire class to receive certification. Class fee includes the $16.95 Red Cross training kit. *CEC (Community Education Center) is at 2575 West 88th St, Bloomington. Enter north side of building, 2nd floor.
  • Bloomington Code Championship

    New Online Class! Gr 3-9 Build a computer bot to play head-to-head against other coders! Players will be broken into sections based on age for competitive and fair play. Whether this is your first Code Championship event, or if you've been competing for years, this is the perfect way to explore the competitive coding world of Code Championship. No previous coding experience is necessary. This event will be hosted online, so please come knowing how to navigate the internet (basic typing and mouse control skills needed) and a passion to work hard and have fun!
  • Chess Club with Wizards of Chess

    Gr K-5 Join us right after school in learning this National Award Winning Program for chess club! Learning the game of chess promotes imagination, creativity, develops memory, teaches independence, inspires self-motivation, and develops a logical way of thinking. Students of all levels are welcome. Yes, even if your student does not know how to play, we will teach them! Each session is filled with different material, and all learning is done with encouragement and fun on an individual personal level! All in-class equipment and a snack is provided. Make new friends and see old ones!
  • Code WizardsHQ Animation & Interactive Games with Scratch

    Online Class! New Class! Grades 3-5. Your student will build a strong foundation in computational and solution-oriented thinking in this fun online class using Scratch®. Create fun animations, engaging stories and interactive games, while learning valuable programming skills. This course is intended for elementary school students with no or inconsistent exposure to block based programming and who want a more structured coding program. Class size is small (6-8 students), which allows for ample opportunity for individual attention. Two class day/time options: Saturdays 2:30-3:30pm, starting on October 17; Tuesdays 4-5pm, starting on October 20. Classes are 12 weeks long. Class payment is spread over 3 payments ($149/mo x 3 payments). Total course price is $447. You must register for this class at www.codewizardshq.com/ce or call 1-800-213-2417. Do not register through the Bloomington Community Education registration site.
  • Code WizardsHQ Introduction to Python Programming

    Online Class! New Class! Grades 6-8. Students will build a strong foundation in fundamental programming using Python, a beginner friendly programming language. Your student will build fun, engaging projects while mastering fundamental programming principles like variables, loops, conditionals, arrays, functions and more. This class is ideal for students who may have done some block based coding and are ready for a beginner friendly introduction to real-world, text-based coding. Class size is small (6-8 students), which allows for ample opportunity for individual attention. Two class day/time options: Saturdays 10-11am, starting on October 17; Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm, starting on October 22. Classes are 12 weeks long. Class payment is spread over 3 payments ($149/mo x 3 payments). Total course price is $447. You must register for this class at www.codewizardshq.com/ce or call 1-800-213-2417. Do not register through the Bloomington Community Education registration site.
  • Code WizardsHQ Python Coding for High School Students

    Online Class! New Class! Grades 9-12. Students get a robust introduction to Python, a popular language that is widely used in the emerging fields of data sciences, machine learning and artificial intelligence. In this hands-on, project-based class, students will learn fundamental programming principles like variables, loops, conditionals, arrays, functions and more in Python. Class size is small (6-8 students), which allows for ample opportunity for individual attention. Two class day/time options: Sundays 6-7pm, starting on October 18; Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm, starting on October 22. Classes are 12 weeks long. Class payment is spread over 3 payments ($149/mo x 3 payments). Total course price is $447. You must register for this class at www.codewizardshq.com/ce or call 1-800-213-2417. Do not register through the Bloomington Community Education registration site.
  • EFK 3D Printing: Transportation

    Online Class! New Class! Grades 2-6 Students will be learning the ropes of 3D modeling and printing using CAD software (computer-aided design). Lessons will begin with basic shapes and progressing to more complex tools to create a basic car, boat jet, or other transportation models. Classes will be taught LIVE by one of our EFK teachers via Google Meets. Teacher-approved designs that fit the parameters will be printed and dropped off at the Community Education Campus a week after the class ends. You will be contacted when you can pick up your design. The CEC is located at 2575 West 88th Street.
  • EFK 3D Printing: Wearables

    Online Class! New Class! Grades 2-6 Students will be learning the ropes of 3D modeling and printing using CAD software (computer-aided design). Lessons will be begin with creating basic shapes and progressing to using more complex tools to create a basic ring, wrist band/bracelet, or pendant. Classes will be taught LIVE by one of our EFK teachers via Google Meets. Teacher-approved designs that fit the parameters will be printed and dropped off at the Community Education Campus a week after the class ends. You will be contacted when you can pick up your design. The CEC is located at 2575 West 88th Street.
  • EFK Junior STEM Club K-4 Live Online Class

    Online Class! New Class! Grades K-4 Calling new and returning students! The Engineering for Kids STEM Club is now going virtual! Each class introduces students to a new, hands-on lesson featuring STEM topics. For each lesson, students focus on developing 21st Century skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and peer collaboration. These life skills provide students with confidence to approach challenges in their lives and realize that they can succeed in almost anything! Classes will be taught LIVE by one of our EFK teachers visa Google Meets. Students will need to supply the following for the class: scissors, ruler, pencil, markers and other coloring materials. There is a kit included in the price of the class. You will be contacted on when you can pick up the kit for the class. Kits will be picked up at the Community Education Campus, located at 2575 West 88th Street.
  • Family Winter Crafts with Alliance Francaise

    New Class! Adult/Child 6+ Make seasonal crafts including a snow globe, while learning some French! No French language experience needed. This class is taught in English and French as appropriate for students.
  • Future Chefs! Cookies...Big Ones

    Online Class! Gr. 1-5. Would you like to learn how to make BIG cookies? I heard you say yes! In this class, chef Jessica Tijerina will guide you through the steps necessary to make giant cookies. Giant cookies that stay soft and yummy for up to 7 days! What's the trick? Chef Jessica has been working on the recipe for over 20 years and she wants to share it with you. We'll gather the ingredients together, measure, mix, chill, bake, and store these extra large cookies.....Chocolate Chunk and Snickerdoodles....Oh My! Join us and learn the tricks of the trade for making Big Cookies.
  • Future Chefs! Fresh Pasta

    Online Class! Gr. 1-5. Making fresh pasta is so easy! In this class, chef Jessica talks to you about the simple ingredients used to make a delicious and fresh pasta from scratch. You will want to make this every time for pasta night....no more dried pasta in a box! With 5 ingredients or less, we will get a little messy, make a ball, let the dough rest and then roll it out and cut it...that's it. Fresh and easy! And while the dough is resting, chef Jessica will guide you through her famous "Awesome Sauce"....a red sauce to go with your fresh pasta....that YOU made by hand. Ingredient and equipment list sent out prior to class. No pasta maker required!
  • Future Chefs! Taco Time

    Online Class! Gr. 1-5. Your future little chef will become a taco master in this fun class! They will make a taco seasoning from scratch, make their own salsa, prep all the toppings, heat up the tortillas and layer the perfect taco. Your Taco Tuesday will be the best Tuesday ever! Recipes and equipment list will be sent out prior to the start of class. This class will be held online using Google Hangouts/Meet. Parents should assist and supervise their children in this class.
  • Game Coding: Super Mario

    Online Class! Gr. 2-5 This course will give you a hands-on experience developing your own game using Scratch 3, a visual coding platform. Students will learn how to think like programmers and learn coding concepts while creating a 2-dimensional, arcade-style Super Mario Bros.-themed game. The first part of the class will be instructor-led; with the time remaining, students will have the opportunity to customize their games using Scratch (a free web app). Students will be given additional challenges and activities to continue coding once class is done. For this online class, students will need a computer: PC (Windows XP or later) or Mac (OSX) with at least a 2GHz processor and 4GB of RAM., internet access with at least 1.5Mbps download and 600Kbps upload speeds, a webcam, microphone and speakers, and Google Meet Video Conferencing. Prior to class, download Scratch software. This class will not work on a Chromebook, tablet, or phone. This class will be held via Google Meets with a Tech Academy Instructor.
  • Intro to JAVA Coding

    Online Class! Gr. 4-8 Students in this class will be introduced to object-oriented programming and elements of the JAVA language while learning to code their text-based RPG (Roleplaying Game). No programming experience is necessary, but familiarity with doing common tasks using a computer operating system (text-editing and understanding directory structures) and keyboarding is required. This class will be held via Google Meets with a Tech Academy Instructor.
  • Junior Robotics

    Gr. 1-5 Learn 21st Century Robotics! Robotics programs are certainly our most challenging, unique and instructive courses for 1st grade through 5th grade. The Youth Enrichment League uses the newest components and software available in Junior Robotics. In each class students design, build, program, test and modify different robots to complete assigned tasks and compete in challenges. As the course progresses, projects and challenges become more complex. Students build on the concepts and designs they have tried in the previous class and they use process and reasoning to improve their robots. The final projects are challenging for even the most dedicated roboteer! Students work in teams of 2-4 with each team member covering different tasks each day. Teamwork is a huge component of these courses. Teams that work together succeed. Those that don’t work together have difficulty completing the tasks. This class is comprehensive, fun and as in depth as students would like to get!
  • Math Games Club

    Gr. 2-5 Practice your math skills by learning and playing fun card and board games. Participants will receive playing cards and instructions to take home and share the fun with the whole family!
  • Multiplayer Minecraft: Map Builder

    Online Class! Gr. 2-6 Work as a team (online) to create a custom multiplayer adventure map. Choose to design an in-game dungeon or build a castle to explore. Together, use command blocks to create the world! Learn the internal language of Minecraft and use it on yourself and others in a multiplayer server. Teleport, trap, and prank each other using a variety of different commands and command block types. Students will receive a copy of the world to continue development. For this online class, students will need a computer: PC (Windows XP or later) or Mac (OSX) with at least a 2GHz processor and 4GB of RAM., internet access with at least 1.5Mbps download and 600Kbps upload speeds, a webcam, microphone and speakers, and Google Meet Video Conferencing. Student will need Minecraft Java Edition. This class will not work on a Chromebook, tablet, or phone. This class will be held via Google Meets with a Tech Academy Instructor.
  • Multiplayer Minecraft: Mini Games Builder

    Online Class! Gr. 2-7 Become the architect of three mini-game battle arenas! Build your own spleef arena, capture the flag base, and king of the hill stadium, then challenge your friends! Battle it out in spleef, plan your base in capture the flag, and have a snowball fight in king of the hill. Students will get a copy of world map to expand on. For this online class, students will need a computer: PC (Windows XP or later) or Mac (OSX) with at least a 2GHz processor and 4GB of RAM., internet access with at least 1.5Mbps download and 600Kbps upload speeds, a webcam, microphone and speakers, and Google Meet Video Conferencing. Students will need Minecraft Java Edition. This class will not work on a Chromebook, tablet, or phone. This class will be held via Google Meets with a Tech Academy Instructor.
  • Online Magic 1.0

    Online Class! Ages 7-11 Amaze your family and friends with prestidigitation and legerdemain (magic tricks...that is!) Students will use common household items (deck of cards, paper clips, pencils, etc.) to learn and perform magic tricks. Get ready to wreck the internet with awesome Instagram posts of your kiddo doing magic. Join the class where the focus is on hocus-pocus! A full list of necessary items will be sent out prior to the class. More details will be sent on how to join the class. This class will be held via Google Meets with a Youth Enrichment League instructor.
  • Online Magic 2.0

    Online Class! Ages 7-11 For students who have completed Magic 1.0. We will do new tricks and fine tune our presentation on all tricks. A full list of necessary items will be sent out prior to the class. More details will be sent on how to join the class. This class will be held via Google Meets with a Youth Enrichment League instructor.
  • Science Explorers At Home STEM Sampler Kit #1

    Ages 8+ Have fun with three STEM topics included in this at home STEM Sampler Kit! Practice with chemistry, aerospace, and electricity. First, your budding scientist will explore the three most common States of Matter in our environment: a solid, liquid, and a gas. As your child conducts the three fun and exciting experiments from the Activity Guide, they will learn that: a solid has a stable shape; a liquid will take on the shape of the container holding it; and that gas has no shape. Next, discover the four forces that allow planes and rockets to fly: thrust, drag, weight, and lift as you experiment with these forces with fun, hands-on activities, while using a paratrooper to investigate drag; a disk launcher to explore lift and more. Then, you will build and test an electromagnet and learn how the electromagnetic field was first discovered. Children ages 8 - 11 should work with an adult on the experiments. Children 12 and older can work with adult supervision.
  • Science Explorers At Home STEM Sampler Kit #2

    Ages 8+ Have fun with two STEM topics included in this at home STEM Sampler Kit! Engineering and chemistry with pH are a part of this kit. Take your first steps into engineering by designing and building your own Art-Bot. These fun and silly robots are popular with both children and adults. Using the Activity Guide, with detailed picture instructions, the fun begins as you build your own Art-Bot with a motor, battery holder and more! Then, give your robot a personality with the craft supplies included in the kit. This STEM kit is not just hands-on....it is hands-in. Then, step into your own science lab to test the pH of six everyday substances. The exciting part of testing for pH is that the mixture changes color. The final color will indicate if the substance tested is an acid, a base or a neutral. This experiment will have your child excited about the science side of STEM! Plus, enough pH indicator will be provided so this experiment can be conducted again to test other items found around your home. Children ages 8 - 11 should work with an adult on the experiments. Children 12 and older can work with adult supervision.
  • Science Explorers At Home STEM Sampler Kit #3

    Ages 8+ Have fun with two STEM topics included in this at home STEM Sampler Kit! Slime and Catapults. In this DIY kit, you will first investigate the chemical reaction that creates slime. Mix up your own batches of Glow, Silky and Foamy Slime as you discover why slime is delightfully bouncy, stretchy and gooey. Then, build three different catapults to examine how levers, energy, and Newton's Laws of Motion all work together as you fling ping-pong balls while practicing your launching and aiming skills. This kit is more than hands-on, it's hands in! Children ages 8 - 11 should work with an adult on the experiments. Children 12 and older can work with adult supervision.