During the foundational years of early childhood, children need a playful and tangible way to engage with the technology and engineering concepts of their STEM development. Zaniac’s game-based learning and focus on the application of math creates fun opportunities for learning in small groups.
“The concept of STEAM (not just STEM) is taking hold as more parents and educators are learning the importance of nurturing both sides of the brain, and creating the new thinking skills our young people will need in the new economy.”
Zaniac is warming up these cold weather months in Greenwich with some innovative new programs, plans for some amazing Spring Break Camps (now is the time to register), plenty of their award-winning Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math (STEAM) enrichment programs for K-8 grade kids, opportunities for celebrating birthday parties in an engaging and fun STEAM environment, and SO MUCH MORE! Continue reading for all of the details...
What is Zaniac?
Zaniac offers year-round Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math academic enrichment and tutoring for K-8 grade kids in their safe, fun and high-tech education center. Discover how much fun S.T.E.A.M. learning can be and build confidence to succeed in school!
Zaniac was built to engage K-8 students around the world in supplemental science, technology, engineering, and math education – giving them the skills and motivation they need to create a better future. Their programs are designed from the ground up to prioritize fun, active engagement, and an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving. Zaniac is an inclusive learning environment and welcomes children with special cognitive / physical abilities or on the spectrum. They meet with parents to discuss a learning plan and provide the best possible learning experience for every child.
Young Entrepreneurs - A New Zaniac Program Series for Middle Schoolers
Learn How to Turn an Idea into a Business!
Zaniac Young Entrepreneurs is designed to make it fun for the kids and tap into their budding entrepreneurial and CREATIVE mindset. This program introduces students to the process of design thinking as a problem-solving process and provides an authentic entrepreneurial experience for students with each session building toward a product-pitch competition.
This is an integrated Zaniac enrichment program where students will have access to all Zaniac STEAM equipment & technology located in the campus. Classes will start in January 2019 and will continue running in the Spring
Session 1: Entrepreneurs
Define Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship
Session 2: Market & Need
Defining & Identifying Markets; Principles of Design Thinking
Session 3: Innovative Ideas
Explaining Innovation and idea generation
Session 4: Design & Prototype
Develop a Product idea
Session 5: Testing the Market
Market Research & Product Development
Session 6: Seek Funding
Developing a strong pitch presentation
Mirroring “Shark Tank”, the critically acclaimed and multi-Emmy® Award-winning reality show that has reinvigorated entrepreneurship in America, a panel of local parent entrepreneurs will judge pitches at the end of the program. All parents are welcome. Student participation is optional. Date to be announced.
• Classes meet once a week for 90 minutes for 6 weeks
• Price: $588.00
• Students can work individually or in groups
• Group sign ups get 10% discount (min. of 3 students)
Don't Wait: Call 203.918.9264 to enroll. Space is limited!
Zane Math K-8
Build confidence & real academic advantage using a breakthrough approach
At Zaniac, they believe that all children can learn and become excited about math in the right environment. They build on the great work teachers do in the classroom to support your child where she or he needs it most. With Zane Math, your student will experience a world-class curriculum coordinated with what she or he is studying in school. This makes it easy to extend the lessons learned at Zaniac to the classroom. In fact, the backbone of Zane Math is custom software that allows Zaniac to create a program to best fit your child’s needs.
Forget drills and repetition. Zane Math engages your child in creative, conceptual problem solving in a fun environment. Kids who need extra attention in an area get it, and children who are not challenged enough come here for the chance to work ahead and engage at a higher level.
At Zaniac they use Minecraft and Kerbal Space Program (KSP) as a tool to teach real world math, science, and technology skills.
Minecraft and Kerbal Space Program reinforce math concepts and introduce students to physical and life sciences. Kids learn with their peers in a fun, team format while developing critical reasoning skills.
Kick-start your journey into the world of code
In Computer Programming, students work with Zaniac instructors to solve computing problems and learn real-world skills that software developers use every day. Go from true beginner to writing custom games in Python, all while having a blast along the way. Coding has never been more cool.
Spring Break Camps: When schools are CLOSED, Zaniac is OPEN!
Zaniac's popular Spring Break Camps in March & April when schools are closed are fun and inspiring!
School Break Camps at Zaniac are the perfect combination of learning and fun, featuring many engaging programs that nurture your K–8 grade child’s love of math and technology.
Zaniac is open most days your child is on school break, and they offer camps on Parent-Teacher Conference days. They’re even open on most school snow days! Choose between half-day (morning or afternoon) and full-day camps. They also have week-long camps over Fall Break, Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer Break. Who says you can’t learn while you play?
Zaniac Membership Club
Integrate STEAM Programs with Tutoring for a one-stop academic after-school solution.
Zaniac ofers a rigorous and fun K-8 tutoring and enrichment program designed for both catching up and getting ahead. It features Zane Math, Reading & Technology curriculum coupled with enthusiastic instructors and Daily Progress Reports.
Zane Math Courses Levels 1–15. Success in Math ensures success in school.
Zane Reading features STEAM subjects. Move from Learning to Read to Reading to Learn.
Anywhere between 6-30 hours of Homework Help per month.
Choose one of Zaniac’s 30 technology programs.
Zaniac STEAM Birthday Parties
Celebrate your child’s birthday party in Zaniac's state-of-the-art campus where they will be able to experience cutting edge technology and get exclusive access to the coolest 21st century playroom.
Children will play and have fun with talented Zaniac instructors who will customize and plan a special day for your child and his/her friends.
Zaniac engages, excites and motivates children to explore, socialize and have fun.
They will make your party unique and unforgettable and their campus manager will assist you every step of the way to help plan a memorable celebration.
Ignite your child’s imagination with a Zaniac STEAM Birthday Party! Kids can celebrate and play together with a focus on STEAM activities! Celebrate with Minecraft Magic, City of Zaniac, Building Engineers, Blast Off to Space, or Build Your Own Fashion Design Collection Party with your child’s favorite Zaniac Programs! Your designated party host is also an Instructor at Zaniac and will engage your child and up to 20 friends!
Zaniac provides the STEAM activities, balloons for party guests to take home, paper plates, tablecloth, napkins and utensils. They also prepare a special Birthday Party Zaniac Gift Bag for your child. Plus, they do all the set up and clean up! You can provide any food, cake, and drinks you'd like served at the party!
Experience the Zaniac difference
Vetted role model instructors. Small camp & class sizes. Personalized attention. Regular feedback and progress reports. A safe and fun community in a state-of-the-art technology environment.
"To succeed in this new information-based & highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.” --National Science Foundation
Call Zaniac to schedule a tour or just drop in!
Name: Zaniac Greenwich
Address: 644 West Putnam Avenue, Suite 201, Greenwich, CT.