Engineering For Kids Featured in Phoenix Business Journal

Engineering For Kids featured in Phoenix Business Journal in an article titled, "Engineering education franchise company landing in East Valley." The article also talks about how Engineering for Kids is looking to help bridge the gap between what students are learning and how that can apply to real life. In addition, it talks about how Ron Hoagland always wanted to run his own business and bring something valuable to the community. Furthermore, the article talks about how all of the Engineering for Kids programs meet national standards for STEM education and are aligned with Arizona’s common core standards. Click here for the entire article or begin below.


Engineering education franchise company landing in East Valley
By: Angela Gonzales

Engineering for Kids — a Virginia education franchising company — has expanded into the Phoenix area.

The Fredericksburg, Va.-based company offers science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM programs to children ages four through 14 via classes, camps, clubs and parties.

Ron Hoagland, the program director for East Valley Engineering for Kids, said his franchise territory covers several parts of the East Valley, including Ahwatukee, Tempe, Chandler, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley.

“Kids in general are naturally curious how things work,” Hoagland said. “A lot of times they don’t really understand that math and science are a part of that.”

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