October 18, 2016 // Franchising.com // PITTSBURGH – Kids who take part in Snapology classes think they’re just having fun playing with LEGO® bricks, K’Nex and computers. What they may not realize is that they’re learning, too.
Set to open November 2016, Snapology of Tri-Valley will be serving San Ramon, Danville, Diablo, Alamo, Dublin, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, Livermore, Castro Valley, and Hayward in California. Snapology of Tri-Valley will be the first to serve the area with company plans for 2-3 more in the next several years.
“I wanted to own a meaningful business that allows me to make a difference in the local community,” said Snapology of Tri-Valley Owner Denise Lee. “I remember when my kids were younger, and I would participate in school functions such as organizing ‘Take Your Kid to Work Day.’ The overall energy of working with children sparked the idea of joining Snapology’s team.”
Lee is a fourth-generation Asian-American mother, who has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, she served as a tax analyst at Chevron. She earned her Masters of Science in Taxation from California State University East Bay, and has handled corporate taxes in both private and government companies, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. Due to the uncertainty of job security and some unfortunate events, Lee decided to start her own business with the hopes of better stability. With her immense corporate experience and passion for education, Lee embarked on an entrepreneurial expedition.
“Snapology’s approach breaks down robotics and engineering concepts for children based on their age and learning abilities,” said Lee. “We also are more than just birthday parties—we are after-school programs, an option for ‘parent’s night out,’ and a learning workshop.”
In addition to being introduced to robotics and science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) concepts, Snapology students learn skills like patience and teamwork and have a place to engage their creativity.
With 30 locations throughout the United States and Canada, company plans call for opening 20 new locations per year moving forward.
Snapology offers a wide array of interactive, play-based activities for children ages 1-14 – including enrichment classes, birthday parties, workshops, camps, scouting events and field trips – mainly using building materials such as LEGO® bricks and other similar building tools and technology. The programs can be customized based on the number of children, age of children and time allotment, and can be broken down into individual classes, such as superhero or Minecraft themed events, competition robotics teams, science classes, team building events and motor skill development courses that are perfect for pre-school children.
Additionally, the curriculum is designed to benefit gifted and traditional students, as well as children with special needs, including those with sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders.
For more information about Snapology of Tri-Valley, please call (925) 452-6180 or visit www.trivalley.snapology.com.
Founded in 2010 and franchising since 2015, Snapology's mission is to provide children with an opportunity to engage in playful learning activities that stimulate creativity and an interest in learning. Using LEGO® bricks and other building toys, Snapology emphasizes STEAM principles, teamwork & socialization. With 30 locations currently open and operating throughout the United States and Canada, company plans call for expanding nationally with its unique, education-based franchise opportunity. For more information, visit www.snapologyfranchising.com.
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