Children’s Programs with STEAM-Based Learning
Jersey City is getting its first Zaniac campus. Located at 125 First Street (on the corner of Provost), Zaniac will offer after-school programs and summer camps for students in grades K-8. The campus, which is hosting its grand opening this Sunday, focuses exclusively on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) enrichment. That includes everything from game design to app creation. Jersey City resident and owner Sonali Pai gives us a rundown of what Zaniac has to offer and its mission.
What is Zaniac and how is it different than other after-school programs?
Sonali Pai: Zaniac is the go-to STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math) enrichment program for kids grade K-8. By engaging kids in creative, conceptual problem solving, Zaniac allows students to grasp math and logic concepts in a way that feels like play. Zaniac offers programs ranging from Lego Robotics to 3D printing, helping bridge the gap between theory and practical learning.
I started Zaniac’s Jersey City campus when I realized there was a need
to enhance the way STEAM was taught in schools today. I was inspired by
Zaniac’s founder Paul Zane and the success [Zaniac had] in Utah and
Connecticut and wanted to bring the mission of empowering young minds to