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Robotic Classes, STEAM Camps & Courses

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STEM Classes & Camps for Kids & Adults

There are many real-world occurrences where people with scientific, technological, engineering, or mathematical knowledge have a greater advantage. Engineering For Kids was created to provide kids with the opportunity to learn about these important subjects in a new way, expanding on what they are already learning in school. At NextGen SmartyPants serving West Hartford we are excited to extend our knowledge and services to children and adults looking to learn about the STEM/STEAM field at their own pace.

Our Studio Serving West Hartford, CT

The Shoppes at Farmington Valley, 110 Albany Turnpike Suite #909,
Canton, CT 06019

(860) 272-4000

Monday: 11am-6pm
Tuesday: 11am – 6pm
Wednesday: 11am – 6pm
Thursday: 11am – 6pm
Friday: 11am – 6pm
Saturday: 11am – 6pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm

All programs are held at our Maker Studio located at The Shops at Farmington Valley in Canton, CT, but we may also be able to bring our STEAM classes to your school depending on location.

Our Teaching Methodology for STEM Education

teacher with student during steam class

It’s never too late to introduce stem to your child. STEM-based education teaches children more than science and mathematics concepts. The focus on hands-on learning with real-world applications helps develop a variety of skill sets, including creativity and 21st-century skills. AT NextGen SmartyPants serving West Hartford are equipped with a passionate staff and creative tools to help inspire our students. Reach out today to learn more!

STEAM Programs We Offer

children in a classroom


While our learning center serving West Hartford has a large variety of programs for youth and adults, our programs all have a common function and goal. Through NextGen SmartyPants educational and interpersonal programs, students engage in experiential learning, develop a persistence in problem-solving, and collaborate with others through different creative processes. This is where the educators, innovators, and learners of the 21st century are shaped.

children working in a classroom


We make sure to have STEM/STEAM opportunities available year round for students of all ages. Our STEM camp teaches hard skills for future careers in science, technology, engineering, and math in a fun and engaging summer setting. Such programs foster valuable 21st-century life skills like problem-solving, creativity, collaboration, and more.

As demand for coders, game developers, robotics engineers, and creative minds continues to increase, more families are turning to us for world-class STEM education via such summer programs and online learning.

STEM/STEAM Education Programs

Teacher Training


NextGen Smartypants serving West Hartford is dedicated to teaching your child with our unique, hands-on learning approach to project-based learning. We create a personal approach that will help any child at any skill level. We understand the subject matter won’t come easy for everyone, and make sure to encourage each student to go at their own pace.  Some of the topics we cover for kids STEAM classes include Robotics, 3D Printing, Coding, Engineering and much more.

Team Building Event


STEAM is not just for kids! Whether a novice, hobbyist or working artist, lifelong learners enjoy exploring enriching content while experimenting with various artistic processes. We also enjoy working with young adult learners. We design exciting lectures, workshops and classes on a variety of topics – ranging from STEAM education and aesthetic learning to the artistic interpretation of science data. Our adult classes address the connections between the arts and sciences with a focus on the creative and professional development of students. It’s never too late to learn something new! We love working with students of all ages, their potential is endless!


At NextGen SmartyPants serving West Hartford, we want to help, inspire, and shape the future! We proudly hold our sessions in our West Hartford studio at your convenience. Remember, it’s never too late, or too early to emerge yourself into the field! Reach out today to learn more about what we have to offer!