GREENWICH, Conn. -- The grand opening of Zaniac Greenwich was celebrated by dozens of state and local officials recently.
The after-school enrichment program is designed to teach students about math and technology in fun and engaging ways. Speaking at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 10 at Zaniac's new location at 644 W. Putnam Ave., Zaniac Founder Paul Zane Pilzer joined in the grand opening of the first center in the Northeast.
"Zaniac is like school at its best, an active and inspiring place that is filled with friends and friends to be where real math and technology learning is fun," Pilzner said. "Zaniac delivers a math and technology experience that engages and motivates K-8 kids making parents feel proud to provide them with real academic advantage."
Pilzer said Zaniac provides real education in a fun environment that kids enjoy, nurturing their love of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), according to a release.
"There is a great deal of discussion today about STEM education and its importance in preparing the next generation of young people to compete in a global economy," he said. "Unlike other after-school activities which force parents to choose between learning and fun, Zaniac provides both a stimulating, engaging experience for kids and real STEM education."
The co-owners of Zaniac Greenwich are Camilla Gazal and Flavia Naslausky, area residents.
"Every child should have a chance to explore and experience STEM. Zaniac Greenwich is committed to making this experience available for our kids and promoting STEM in our community. I feel very fortunate to be involved," said Naslausky.
"Learning with gaming makes science more fun. With Zaniac Greenwich, parents won't need to choose between learning and fun. Zaniac provides both a stimulating, engaging experience for kids and real STEM education. I can't wait to see what the amazing things these children will come up with," said Gazal.
Cost for the programs range from $150 to $350. For more information about Zaniac Greenwich, visit the Zaniac Learning website.