While STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) skills are increasingly important for the workplace, these classes offer more immediate benefits, too. Children learn critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and teamwork through these topics. Plus, they’re fun! Children create, design, reflect, and rebuild as they engage in individual and group activities. Some of these STEM and STEAM classes are open to children as young as 2 years of age. This article is sponsored by Codinu in Naperville and the other featured listings.
2244 95th Street #308
Naperville, IL 60564
Codinu offers after-school coding and robotics courses to girls and boys, ages 7 to 17 years.
Special features include:
- 4:1 student-teacher ratio
- Highly qualified instructors
- Fun and collaborative environment
- Flexible learning space
The current courses include Scratch Animation and Game Design, Web Design & Development and Coding in Python!
Call (630) 474-1052 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
More STEAM Classes in the Western Suburbs
STREAM Tutoring, Classes & Parties
29 W100 Butterfield Road Suite 103
Warrenville, IL 60555
Private tutoring, birthday parties, and parents night out available. STREAM Academy starts as early as preschool.
STREAM Tutoring, Classes & Parties is a fun, educational center for ages 3 and up that stands for Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math. Our services include Preschool, Mother’s Day Out, K-12th grade Academy, Tutoring, Homework Help, SAT and ACT Prep, Parent’s Night Out, Coding Classes, Rocketry, Robotics, Home School Support, Enrichment and Lab Classes, Scout Classes, and Birthday Parties complete with Dr. Suess Playroom, Inventor’s Space, Science Lab, Arcade (no coins needed), and an Art Studio/Movie Room with 18 recliner chairs! We individualize instruction to ensure confidence and the joy of learning. We are located at 29W100 Butterfield Road, Suite 103 in Warrenville. Like us on Facebook @streamtutoring. Call us at 630-800-7942.
Bricks 4 Kidz – Elmhurst and Lombard
After-school STEM enrichment programming available at local elementary schools and preschools. Check website to confirm your school’s enrollment.
Bricks 4 Kidz – Naperville and East Aurora
After-school STEM enrichment programming available at local elementary schools. Check website to confirm your school’s enrollment.
Bricks 4 Kidz – Oswego and La Grange
After-school STEM enrichment programming available at local elementary schools, as well as LaGrange Park District, Oswegoland Park District and The Community House.
Center for Talent Development (run by Northwestern University)
North Central College
31 N. Loomis Street
Naperville, IL 60540
Weekend and online programs available, starting as young as 4 years old.
842 E Ogden Ave
Westmont, IL 60559
Code Play Learn
132 N. Ridgeland Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
Preschool STEAM Drop-Ins with parent involvement. Weekly STEM classes for 2nd graders and up.
55 S. Main Street, Suite 230
Naperville, IL 60540
After-school and weekend coding classes for children ages 6 to 13 years old. Check out Annie’s recent article about Codeverse!
Traveling birthday parties, girl scout programming, and STEAM classes offered through local park districts.
Downers Grove Friends of the Gifted
O’Neill Middle School
635 59th Street
Downers Grove, IL 60516
Weekly STEAM “Super Saturday” programs for children in kindergarten and up.
Engineering for Kids of Chicago’s Western Suburbs
850 S. Frontenac Street
Aurora, IL 60504
Weekly STEM classes available for children ages 4 and up.
Engineering for Kids: Chicagoland
After-school STEM enrichment programming available at local elementary schools in Downers Grove and La Grange.
Grace Lutheran Preschool Bridge
200 North Catherine Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
As part of their early education program, Grace Lutheran offers enrichment classes in math and science.
Illinois Math and Science Academy
1500 Sullivan Road
Aurora, IL 60506
FUNshop programming available for grades 3-6.
Kids Science Labs
275 Rice Lake Square
Wheaton, IL 60189
Weekly classes available for children ages 2 years and up. Birthday parties and schools out programming also available. Read about Annie’s experience at Kids Science Labs here.
Science Adventures (Run by Fermilab)
Lederman Science Education Center
Fermilab MS 777
Batavia, IL 60510
Science programming available on select Saturday mornings for children in kindergarten and up.
18 West Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60506
STEAM workshops and programmings available through Early Learning Center
Sylvan Learning Center
1292 Rickert Drive, Suite 148
Naperville, Illinois 60540
2812 75th Street
Woodridge, Illinois 60517
Weekly STEM classes available
21 W 2nd Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
After-school STEAM programming available at the Engagement Center for 1st grade and up, as well as local elementary school offerings in Claredon Hills, Downers Grove and Willowbrook.
In addition to these options, check your park district or local library for drop-in classes or Makerspace areas, too!