The Renaissance Child is a comprehensive STEAM-based enrichment program offering classes, camps, workshops, and educational programming for other schools and organizations for children ages 1.5 through 14. Its mission is to develop well-rounded, confident, and responsible individuals who aspire to achieve their full potential. Its vision is to prepare and motivate students for a rapidly changing world by instilling in them critical thinking skills and a global perspective. To achieve this goal, the program teaches a broad spectrum of knowledge in every class and promotes a sense of curiosity and an eagerness to learn in students.
The Renaissance Child offers a variety of different classes for different ages. Many students stay within the program for years.
- Little Explorer Level 1 (occupational therapy based mommy-and-me program)
- Little Explorer Level 2 (Montessori-based pre-K prep program)
- LEGO Explorers (robotics prep program)
- Lego Engineering (robotics prep program)
- Coding with Scratch Jr. (robotics prep program)
- Little Scientists (kindergarten prep)
- Around The World (kindergarten prep)
- Robotics (LEGO robotics, VEX robotics)
- FIRST LEGO League (robotics competition teams)
- 3-D Printing (TinkerCad and Blender)
- Coding with Scratch
- Coding with Minecraft Education
- Video Creator
- 3-D pen Design
- Technology Bootcamp
Robotics Competitions: Every year The Renaissance Child's robotics teams participate in the FIRST LEGO League, an international robotics competition for elementary and middle school students. Kids apply their knowledge to build open-ended projects, solve real-world problems, and complete challenges.
Technology Bootcamp Camp (ages 8-14): This weekend tech camp is made up of everyone's favorite technology classes. Register ahead or drop in last-minute to have fun and learn. Throughout the day kids are offered Robotics, 3-D Printing, YouTube Creator, Game Design, and Minecraft Coding. Robotics classes will start with EV3 and continue with VexGo robotics systems.
Currently, TheRChild offers classes at its studio in Cliffside Park and at Symposia Bookstore in Hoboken.