Serving Spotsylvania, King George, Orange, Caroline, Culpeper, Hanover, Henrico, and Louisa Counties
We've added two new classes to our Spring schedule! Come join us for Jr. Chemical and Robotics in April!
Register now for Summer 2014 Camps!Camps are offered at our Glen Allen Learning Center each week from June 16- through the week of August 25th. Camps are one week in length, with 2 camps running each day: 9am-12pm and 1pm - 4pm. Campers may stay for both sessions and enjoy lunch and free build time with our instructors at no extra charge. We offer multiple camp discounts as well as sibling discounts.
Check out our camp page for a list of camp dates and times in your area. We will be offering camps in the Short Pump area this summer at two locations!
ClassesWinter and spring classes are now online. Look for the location near you located on the left side of this webpage.Come to our Learning Center at our Glen Allen location at 1586 Mountain Road for programs and birthday parties.
We also offer after school, evening, and weekend classes held at schools and community centers throughout Spotsylvania, King George, Orange, Caroline, Culpeper, Hanover, Henrico, and Louisa Counties.
Meet our Owners!
Sara Butler and Dara Dawson
Sara Butler is a 20 year veteran teacher and has worked with students from pre-school through eighth grade. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education with an emphasis in Middle School Mathematics. In the last five years, she has held several positions at an independent school in Virginia. She has been in the middle school classroom, acted as the math department chairperson, and served for two years as the Middle School Curriculum Coordinator. Prior to working in Virginia, she spent six years as a co-director and teacher in a charter middle school in Connecticut. Sara believes in teaching through inquiry and investigation to allow students the opportunity to make lasting discoveries on their own. She is devoted to inspiring children to be active learners who are consistently asking “why” and “how” as they learn. In the last two years, Sara has worked with colleagues and local engineers to create STEM based lessons for her middle school students. Sara is excited to be part of the Engineering for Kids team as a co-owner and lead teacher!
Dara Dawson has a strong dedication to education both in and out of the classroom. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Middle School Mathematics and a Masters of Science Degree in Geosciences. Dara has taught math and science to middle school students for nearly 20 years. She has also been the Dean of Students, a Science Department Coordinator, and a sponsor for student travel through the Global Explorers Program. She has worked with Dr. Robert Ballard in the Black Sea searching for ships of antiquity using underwater robots. Dr. Ballard is known for his ocean exploration and discovery of the Titanic. Dara firmly believes students learn best when given the opportunity to design their own solutions and apply them to real world situations. She brings a passion for learning to her students and creates enthusiasm and possibilities in STEM areas. Engineering for Kids is a wonderful fit for Dara to help students experience the design process and inspire them to explore their environment.
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