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Frequently Asked Questions

General

This is NOT school! Our sessions are typically 2 hours in length and feature a blend of project, instruction, and reflection time. Instruction time (interactive lecture) does not exceed 10 min on average. Kids explore in small groups, individually, and with the assistance of a coach.

No, you don't need to stay with your child during the sessions and most parents don't. We welcome you to stay if you'd like, but find that kids are often more creative and courageous when their parents aren’t there. Feel free to drop them off and come back toward the end.

How is each session structured?

Can my child try the program before committing?

You must sign up for the full program. We ask that the kids commit to the whole thing because our courses are designed to be progressive and some concepts will require practice over several sessions to really sink in. However, if for some reason you don't like the first session and don't wish to continue, we will refund your entire purchase.

Do I need to stay with my child during each session?

We would like you to make your best effort to attend each session. However, if you are unable to attend we will provide additional materials and homework to help your child remain up-to-speed with the rest of the group.

How many kids can be in a group?

We request payment from each parent individually so the group doesn't have to coordinate payment. All payments must be submitted prior to the start of the first session.

Neighborhood Groups

We allow groups of 4 to 8 kids, as we've found this to be the ideal size for getting everyone actively involved. However, we can always accommodate multiple groups, in which case we will add additional instructors.

Neighborhood groups can be public or private. Private groups are generally held in the home of one of the parents in the group, while public groups are only offered at our FutureLeague locations in San Francisco or San Mateo.

How do you handle payments for all the parents?

Where are the groups held?

If my child has to miss a session, is there a way to make it up?

Depending on the program, you may need to purchase some new expansion materials specific to the challenge, but all of your EV3 materials from past years can be reused!

We allow teams of 4 to 8 kids, as we've found this to be the ideal size for getting everyone actively involved. However, we can always accommodate multiple groups, in which case we will add additional coaches.

How are the students typically grouped together?

How many students can be on each team?

If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us

Our sessions can be run during the school day or as an after-school program. Our coaches are flexible and can work with your schedule.

Schools

Do the sessions run during or after school?

Our school already has LEGO EV3 materials. Do we need to purchase new ones?

Yes. Once you select a program we will email you an information packet that you can share with parents who may be interested.

We group students by a combination of grade and experience level. The grade breakdown is usually as follows:

Is there a flyer that I can share with parents?

Intro to Robotics and Visual Programming:

Grades 1 - 3


Team Robotics Level 1:

Grades 4 - 5

Grades 6 - 8


Team Robotics Level 2:

Grades 4 - 5

Grades 6 - 8


Internet of Things Level 1:

Grades 6 - 8

Engineering and programming workshops for kids, focusing on hard tech skills as well as soft skills like teamwork, creativity and design thinking.

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