Vernon Hills - Schedule and Curriculum
Every class that we design at Kids Science Labs begins with a fundamental question that is asked by kids everyday, and then we use science and exploration to learn through actual experience, not just explanation.
Classes are offered Tuesday - Saturday. We are looking forward to beginning our classes in April of 2019. Stay tuned for more details.
Classes are taught by age groups: Toddler Discovery Science, preK/Kindergarten, 1st-3rd grade, and 4th-6th all week long (Tuesday-Saturday)
Students select and reserve a day/time each week to attend.
Our classes are designed so that you can begin anytime.
2018-2019 Academic Year Class Descriptions
Every hands-on science class that we teach, begins with a child’s question, such as “Why does my cereal get so soggy (Absorption)? or “Why does the grocery cart move when I push it (Force)?, followed by real experiments for kids 2-12, all packaged in a weekly 75 minute drop-off class. Our full-time teachers help our students apply critical thinking skills to problems they are curious about. We offer programming 12 months a year, all day, and at KSL it is 100% fun, 100% original content, and 100% science where kids are motivated to learn. We engage kids in the following age groups, with a new class every week.
Innovators, Investigators, & NextGen Design (Kids JK-K, 1st-3rd Grade, 4th-6th Grade)
Toddler Discovery Science is taught for kids 2-3yrs.
Kids are curious about how things work, and whether its through sports, dance, or exploring the sandbox at the park, we teach science to kids as young as 2, to give them perspective, and start developing their creativity and need to innovate early, so they can outperform the rest of their lives. No need to wait until graduate school.
Toddler Discovery Science (24 months – 42 months old)
A toddler’s natural curiosity about exploring the world is stimulated in this environment designed specifically for their rapidly developing minds. Neuroplasticity takes center stage, in this caregiver-child setting, where the experiments for our youngest scientists are focused on practicing both their fine and gross motor skills, enhancing their language acquisition, encouraging their discovery, and understanding of how things work from colors to viscous (thick) liquids. This is a 60-minute series with active engagement for both caregiver and toddler.
Innovators (Pre-K – Kindergarten)
As kids learn to express their own creativity, they venture into the classroom independently. Our teachers help kids develop the tools needed to approach experiments with a problem-solving mindset, encourage their design choices, and enable them to create innovative design solutions to bring home. Most importantly, we inspire a love of learning in our innovators, while cultivating their imagination and sense of wonder about the world. This is a 75-minute series that is drop-off, with a new class every week.
Investigators (1st – 3rd Grade)
As kids evolve within our program, they progress to our class for our 1st-3rd graders. Our Investigators program enables kids to learn the KSL System of Innovation that helps them understand real life design choices and better appreciate how mistakes are natural outcomes of hands-on experimentation. Students in our Investigators age group practice applied engineering and improve their growth mindset to stretch the limits of what they believe to be possible, all while doing 3-4 experiments each week that help them develop real problem solving. This is a 75-minute series that is drop-off.
NexGen Design Lab (4th – 6th grade)
Our LIFE’S Curriculum (Learning Innovation, Fun Engineering, and Science) is on full display in this class designed to provide opportunities for kids to develop greater abstract thinking and creative design skills. Our NexGen class experience challenges kids to tackle problems that require a higher level of critical thinking and problem solving. Through an integrated STEAM approach, we ignite kids passion and expand their creativity by applying real science to the question, with up to 50% of the NGSS-based class focused on engineering design. This is a 75-minute series that is drop-off.
Our Standard Monthly Membership and VIP Monthly Membership class options allow parents to select the membership that best meets the needs for their family. These memberships allow you to take one class per week, at a reserved day/time, and are paid on a monthly basis (based on enrollment date). Families receive 20% off when they enroll two or more children. Discounts cannot be combined and prices are subject to change. To make it easy for our families, both memberships auto-renew and charge your credit card.
VIP MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP
Our VIP Monthly membership comes with 12 great hands-on science classes (4 per month). It allows students to take one class per week at a reserved day/time. Students can miss 1 class per month and make it up. Students have special access to our Loyalty program (early camp registration, special offers). Charges are billed to your card every month based on enrollment date.
STANDARD MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP
Our monthly membership allows students to take one class per week at a reserved day/time (4 per month). Students can miss 1 class per month and make it up. Charges are billed to your card every month based on enrollment date.