Empowering Minds, Inspiring Futures: iKids U Robotics

iKids U is so much more than an after-school program — it's a transformative experience!

In today’s rapidly evolving world, it is crucial to equip our children with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the challenges of tomorrow. That is why we are grateful to Menchaca Elementary and other schools within our reach for hosting our programs at their school through iKids U.

iKids U is more than just an after-school program; it is a transformative experience that empowers young minds and inspires future success. By offering a wide range of engaging activities and educational opportunities, iKids U goes beyond traditional learning methods, stimulating creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Our newest iKids U after school care site is located in Austin ISD, serving students through the prime-time program at Menchaca Elementary. Instructors and partner educators at Menchaca have witnessed firsthand the positive effects of iKids U curriculum on student growth and development. In one hour-long fun-filled session, we delivered robotics lessons for small groups of eager students. During the lesson, students worked together to construct a robotic vehicle in which they were then instructed to create a program to guide its movements. Check out this video of their work!

Students incorporated a variety of skills, including coding, debugging, measurement, spatial awareness, geometry, looping, communication, analysis, and teamwork to navigate the vehicle in a track around the table. Many of the students and staff members from Menchaca observing the lesson communicated how excited the students were for the class and that it was a consistent highlight of their day! This lesson was so engaging, the students wanted to continue building new routes and challenging their minds while experimenting with different algorithms to manipulate the robots’ movements in new ways.

Through carefully curated programs like our robotics lessons, iKids U has fostered a vibrant learning environment that nurtures each child’s unique talents and interests. From robotics and coding classes to arts and crafts workshops, the diverse curriculum offered by iKids U ensures that every student can find their passion and unleash their fullest potential.


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