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Q: What is the logic in having a 4th grader sit in the same class as a 1st grader?

Q: What is the logic in having a 4th grader sit in the same class as a 1st grader?

A. In the course of Young Engineers enrichment programs, children are exposed to educational materials they do not usually have access to in school at their age. Some adults might not even know the principles taught. As such, Young Engineers enrichment programs presents a level theoretical study platform to all. The models come with parts that enables every child to build and invent according to their passions and ability. That being said, there might be a social gap so if a 5th grader attends the Young Engineer program with many 1st graders, we recommend they attend the program with a fellow interested classmate or friend.

Q: Aren't the lessons too long? Don’t the children lose interest?

Q: Aren't the lessons too long? Don’t the children lose interest?

A. They really don’t. At the start of each lesson they are taught a subject, following which they are eager to get started with the construction in order that they can play with the final product. When the lesson is over, most don’t even realize how much time has passed.

Q: Can a 1st grader understand the substance of the lessons?

Q: Can a 1st grader understand the substance of the lessons?

A.  Our enrichment programs are especially made for children of this age group. Our programs and workshops have been active for a number of years now, and all have enjoyed great success. Each lesson includes a familiar background story with corresponding live experiments. I invite you to ask the children at the end of the lesson what they learned and you’ll be surprised to hear how much they can comprehend at this age.

Q. What are the fees?

Q. What are the fees?

A. Enrichment class fees are per term and prices per student are offered at a competitive rate and will slightly vary from center to center. Please contact us directly to discuss fees for workshops and birthday party options in Tampa, Florida.

Q. Do the children take the models home?

Q. Do the children take the models home?

A. Unfortunately, the kits used are very expensive and therefore must remain with the instructor, who will pass them from class to class. Children do however take home what they learn, which includes physics, mathematics and engineering.

Q. How many students in each class?

Q. How many students in each class?

A. Our class sizes are capped at 16 students for the Bricks Challenge program. These smaller class sizes allow our teachers to give each student the individual attention and recognition they deserve to achieve their personal best.

Q. Does each child receive a kit?

Q. Does each child receive a kit?

A. Our Each child or pair receives a kit, depending on the type and complexity of the model constructed. In cases when children work in pairs, each child constructs a different stage and at the end they connect both pieces to one model.

Q. How long do classes run for?

Q. How long do classes run for?

A. The group Bricks Challenge classes run for 75 to 90 minutes.

Q. What if my child misses a class, can we get a refund?

Q. What if my child misses a class, can we get a refund?

A. There are no discounts, refunds or make up lessons for missed classes. However, we can discuss one to one on options if available

Q. Can my child join any time of the year?

Q. Can my child join any time of the year?

A. Yes

Q. What age can my child start attending e² Young Engineers classes?

Q. What age can my child start attending e² Young Engineers classes?

A. Our Bricks Challenge program is suitable for 1st – 5th graders (ages 6-12). If you are unsure or concerned, please give us a call and we will be more than happy to discuss the suitability for your child.

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Q. Who are the instructors?

Q. Who are the instructors?

A. We hire instructors that have experience working with children. Each instructor has undertaken a special Young Engineers training course, which includes live field training with experienced instructors.

Q. Are your instructors engineers?

Q. Are your instructors engineers?

A. No. most of our instructors are not engineers. Yet, our instructors are very intelligent and have been qualified on our special training course. Anything children can learn and build our instructors can learn and explain.

Q. Are parents allowed to watch the class?

Q. Are parents allowed to watch the class?

A. Parents are welcome to sit in on the first class. Once the children are comfortable, we ask that parents drop them off, and then pick them up at the end of class. This helps the children become independent and confident. If you ever have any concerns or queries about your child’s progress or behavior, please feel free to call the office or speak to the teacher after class.

Q. We have 2 or more children in our family that would like to enroll. Do you offer sibling discounts?

Q. We have 2 or more children in our family that would like to enroll. Do you offer sibling discounts?

A. Yes. We offer a 5% sibling discount when 2 or more children from the same family are enrolled at the same time. The discount will be refunded back by e² Young Engineers Tampa, Florida, not by the center where the child was registered.

Q. My child is a little unsure if they want to attend. Can we try out some classes?

Q. My child is a little unsure if they want to attend. Can we try out some classes?

A. Yes, this is possible with some of the centers we work with. If positions are available, we can offer a trial class for your child. If your child is happy to continue after trying a class, you can then proceed with enrollment.

Q. What do I do if my child will be absent?

Q. What do I do if my child will be absent?

A. It is important that e2 Young Engineers teachers are notified regarding any planned absences to allay any fears that a child has not arrived as scheduled. This also allows for suitable session planning for participating students. Please call e² Young Engineers at 813.317.5464or email tampafl@e2youngengineers.com with details of your name, your child’s name and the session they will miss.

Q. Do I need to bring anything to class?

Q. Do I need to bring anything to class?

A. It Only a good mood. We provide the rest.

Q. Is it possible to buy the enrichment programs kit?

Q. Is it possible to buy the enrichment programs kit?

A. The kit itself is manufactured in Israel outside of the LEGO® factories. The parts are imported from different locations around the globe and regrettably we have permission to use these kits only for supervised teaching. So for now, the Young Engineers kit is not available to purchase.

 

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