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  • Afterschool French Language with Alliance Francaise

    Moved to Online. Gr. K-5 Afterschool courses are an introduction to the French language and French-speaking cultures from around the world. Alliance Francaise is a non-profit French cultural center serving the Twin Cities. Instructors are French-speakers with training and experience helping children discover the French language. This class will be full of engaging activities centered around French vocabulary, grammar and communication.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • EFK Coding Club: App Development

    Gr. 3-6 App development has increased manifold in the past 5 years due to lower costs and easier access to essential tools, so give your young engineer the knowledge to stay ahead in today's technological society. We're offering a unique experience in which students get to code, test, and create their own apps in real-time using an easy-to-understand format. The best part about this program is that they'll be able to save their created apps right to their (or your own) devices for play anywhere, anytime!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Minecraft Game Designer: Dungeons

    Gr. 1-5 Students will be working on individual laptops. Don't just play Minecraft! Turn Minecraft from a game into a visual learning tool! This class will reinforce problem-solving skills and spatial cognition through learning to create in-game dungeons and treasure maps. This class has a strong emphasis on creativity, exploration, and cooperative learning experiences. While immersed in the fun and creative world of Minecraft, students will learn about concepts in programming and game design. We will be using the PC/Java edition of Minecraft. Bring a drink, and a nut-free snack to class.
  • Robotic Builders: Battlebots

    Gr. 1-5 It's battle time! Designed by experts at MIT, using LEGO® WeDo System, students will build battle-bots. New models will be introduced. Have fun building and creating using your imagination. Learn engineering and robotic principles in a fun, hands-on environment. Students will be working individually. Bring a drink, and a nut-free snack to class. LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site or program.
  • Take Off with Spanish - Vamos a Viajar!

    Gr. K - 5 In this exciting sixteen-week class, Let's Travel & Let's Explore, students will "board" planes, trains and automobiles learning practical travel vocabulary and important conversation elements--like how to barter at a market and order at a restaurant. Futura's interactive, dynamic-style will get students speaking "REAL WORLD" Spanish before you know it! **NEW 8-WEEK ONLINE ONLY OPTION ADDED!
  • Wizards of Chess Middle School Chess Club

    Gr. 6-9 Join us on Tuesday evenings in learning this National Award Winning Program for chess club! Learning the game of chess promotes imagination and creativity, develops memory skills, teaches independence, inspires self-motivation, and develops a logical way of thinking. Students of all levels are welcome. We will be doing analysis of games, problem solving, and advanced study. Students will be asked to practice some chess in between each class. 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 is provided. Make new friends and see old ones in this very popular class!