Elementary School

NextGen SmartyPants is proud to provide the highest quality STEM education for our Students!

Kelley Elementary School
Southington, CT

Kelley Elementary School

After-School Enrichment

Welcome to NextGen SmartyPants

Thank you for the opportunity to serve your children's STEAM education needs. NextGen SmartyPants is excited to be bringing our award-winning STEAM programs to the students of Kelley Elementary School.  We invite you to peruse the information contained on this website site so that you gain an understanding of the NextGen SmartyPants curriculum and how it serves your child.

Parents are an integral part of our curriculum and we invite you to arrive early and join your child in our classroom whenever possible. At the end of each class, you will receive an email summary and a link to pictures and video from the day's lesson from your child's Teacher. We ask that you discuss this information with your child, ask them to present to you what they learned, and identify real-world applications of the lessons over the course of the week between classes. Our children's conversations with their Parents reinforce learning and identify areas of importance in their lives that deserve special focus.

NextGen SmartyPants Teachers are available to assist you with registration, or creating an educational plan for your child. Contact us at any time at (860) 272. 4000 or  We are here to serve you and your family to the bst of our ability.

Brief Intro

NextGen SmartyPants was founded in 2016 by a Parent from West Hartford.  Paras Patani, a Robotics Engineer and Entrepreneur, was inspired by his daughter, Arushi, to use his love of LEGO to create programs that helped her apply her math skills in a fun and engaging way. Since then, NextGen SmartyPants has grown and now teaches in 30+ schools across our state, with more than 3000 Students having gone through our programs. For those LEGO fans, you may also recognize Paras (aka Mr. LEGO) from his time on the hit TV show on FOX LEGO Masters - Season 2.

Spring-2024 Programs

Amazing Animals Robotics

In Amazing Animals Robotics, students create their own robotic animals.  Build them; code them; and then make them RRROOOAARR!!!  Students have fun and learn about engineering, coding, circuits, and sensors as they build Dinosaurs, Dolphins, Panda Bears, and much more.
Amazing Animals Robotics