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NextGen SmartyPants is coming to Westport. Shoot us an email to be added to the distribution list and newsletter so you'll be among the first to know!

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NextGen SmartyPants

NextGen SmartyPants is coming to Westport!
So, we've set up this web page to introduce ourselves and provide you information about who we are, what we do, and why your child is going to love learning in our programs! Please explore, enjoy, and reach out so that we can serve the Westport community best!

Who We Are

The NextGen SmartyPants Non-Profit Corporation is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit organization dedicated. to bringing the highest quality STEAM Education to the students of our communities. Since our start in 2016, we have grown to offer our award-winning STEAM programs to kids in 31 schools across Hartford and Litchfield Counties. Our Teachers are real, experienced Teachers that are passionate about bringing the best STEAM education to Students. We are excited to be expanding our reach to Fairfield and New Haven counties, too!

What We Do

NextGen SmartyPants Coding for Kids
NextGen SmartyPants teaches courses in Robotics, Coding, Engineering, Circuits, and LEGO building to Students in K-12. We use Project-Based Learning to give kids a way to apply the Math skills they learn in school, in a fun and engaging way. Our programs use themes that kids are excited about as the contexts to create unique and memorable experiences that will last a lifetime.
Scroll below to see more info on some of the classes we have in store for you.

Hire a LEGO® Master

NextGen SmartyPants was founded by Paras Patani, a father of a little girl who has taken his love of kids, STEAM education, and LEGO® all the way on to the hit TV show on FOX - LEGO® Masters!
Paras tours the country extensively for various projects including:
  • LEGO® conventions
  • Comic Cons
  • Photo Shoots
  • PodCasts
  • Press Junkets
  • Press Interviews
  • Promotional Events
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Custom LEGO® Project Installations
  • Corporate Team-Building Events
  • Birthday Parties
Looking for a LEGO® Master to host your next party or event?  Have a custom LEGO project idea in mind for your office or public space? Click here to check on Paras' availability and scheduling:
LEGO Masters - Paras & Moto

Let Us Know

What type of STEAM education programs would you like to see us bring to your community? Let us know!  Understanding this info will give us the best chance to provide your child with the programs that they love most.
Our team is excited to become a part of the Westport community and we want our programs to be most valuable to you and your family.
What type of STEAM education programs would you like to see us bring to your community? Let us know!  

Amazing Animals Robotics

Have fun learning about Robotics and your favorite little animals in this super-fun course! Just watch-out for those teeth... they could be dangerous!

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Amazing Animals Robotics
Coding with Scratch

Beginner Coding with Scratch

Beginner Coding with Scratch® is a super-fun way to introduce your child to the wonders of Coding! Drag, drop, click… you’ll be amazed at what they can do!
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