We want all learners to feel inspired and be creative. We teach kids to understand science deeply and intuitively. Our students learn by building, touching, playing, and making. At Kaleidoscope, we guide our students through their explorations, supporting them in failure and success, and making sure each one knows they have within them the power to change their world.
With offerings from robotics to spa science, any student aged 5-15 can find something to love. Kaleidoscope makes after-school enrichment, in-school assemblies, clubs and scouts easy by bringing the science to you. We provide everything — all the materials, background information and safety equipment — needed to make your programs a success.
Have a party or event coming up soon? Kaleidoscope will make it one to remember! Kids love being a mad scientist at a Kaleidoscope birthday party, and they always go home with a bag full of projects they completed themselves. Kaleidoscope can also make your next market, festival or fair a success by providing quality educational entertainment.
Contact Kaleidoscope today to learn more about our many exciting programs for your school, homeschool group, library, center or home. Email info@KaleidoscopeEnrichment.com or call 908-362-1214 today!
Kaleidoscope Learning Center, LLC was founded by Sandra Roberts in September 2011 in Blairstown, NJ to offer high-quality science, engineering, and math enrichment to children and adults in the area. At the time, we operated a small center on Main Street, where a majority of our programs were held. In October 2013, we closed the doors of the center and became Kaleidoscope Enrichment, because we had so many requests to take our programs all over NJ, PA, and NY. Now Kaleidoscope is mobile, taking great science to schools, libraries, museums, homeschool groups and events throughout the area
Sandra Roberts earned her B.S. in Chemical Biology from Stevens Institute of Technology with a Minor in Literature and Certificates in Chemical Engineering and Computer Science. She did graduate work with Stevens, William Paterson, and Montana State. After working in publishing, theater, and pharmaceutical research for several years, she had her two daughters. It changed her life.
After going back to school and changing careers, Roberts became a middle school science, math, and engineering teacher. She was named a National Science Teacher’s Association New Teacher Fellow after her first year. Flipping classrooms, pushing boundaries, and helping students discover their love for STEM was too much fun to confine to school hours, so she founded Kaleidoscope Enrichment, LLC, to offer after school, homeschooling , and other local programs.
Around the same time, Roberts attended her first Maker Faire in New York City. Inspired by the maker movement, she led her first Maker Camp that summer as one of the first affiliates for the new program. In the years since, her passion for Maker Camp and for sharing the maker mindset with students has only grown, as have her programs throughout northwest NJ.
Roberts regularly brings her Maker Camp projects to Maker Faire and has earned multiple ribbons for her team’s work. She’s presented at Maker Faire, sharing her Maker Camp success tips with fellow educators. Her camp programs have been featured on Makezine.com, she shared her experiences on the Maker Camp Campfire webcasts in 2017, and she was a featured host for Family Maker Camp in 2020. In 2021 Roberts joined the Make: team as the Maker Camp Director, helping to host over 450 camps internationally.
Roberts is the author of The Big Book of Maker Camp Projects (McGraw-Hill/TAB).
She looks forward to continuing to share the magic of Maker Camp with the world and inspiring other makers and educators to launch their own programs.
Read more about Sandy:
Sandy Roberts uses ‘Gift of Failure” to make big impact in classroom, maker world
Meet Your Maker, WCL September 2018 Newsletter, page 5
“Kaleidoscope embraces those kids who are more interested in science and nature than the latest sport scores. They find like-minded friends and an enthusiasm for learning through doing that is unequaled… KLC makes fun things available and affordable.” — Kris from Hope, NJ
“Kaleidoscope provides students with stimulating, challenging and fun programs. Sandy gets it. She has a unique ability to connect with her students and is genuinely interested in their success. Her joyful, positive approach and her absolute love for teaching is something that definitely shines through in her students.” — Angela from Blairstown, NJ
“The children love going to make and create things. The excitement on their faces is so crystal clear and their enthusiasm about what they did is contagious.” — Melissa from Belvidere, NJ
“[My son] gets easily frustrated in school, has trouble making friends and is usually bored. Whenever I ask him if he wants to attend KLC he is always excited and enthusiastic about it. He talks about meeting new friends and enjoys Mrs. Roberts teaching approach and patience with him.” — Rebecca from Blairstown, NJ
“I wish something like this would have been available when I was younger. My son was thrilled with the robotics class that was offered and we are looking forward to utilizing other similar programs.” — Jessica from Hackettstown, NJ
“I have never seen such a great scientific approach to learning, inside or outside of the school system. Every class is well thought out to be both fun and educational.” — Andrew from Martinsville, NJ
“Kaleidoscope Center provides a warm, welcoming and friendly educational environment in the center of Blairstown. Sandy Roberts, the owner, is offering something very unique to local families. As an educator, of many years of experience, I’m delighted to see a business such as this opening its doors. It is a place where children can learn and have fun at the same time.” — Lorna from Great Meadows, NJ
“Homeschool portfolio review was actually fabulous. We came out feeling great about our year, and also inspired for next year. Sandy Roberts at Kaleidoscope Learning Center is fantastic. I especially recommend her for anyone who wants to emphasize science in their studies.” — Alison from Harper’s Ferry, WV
“You did a spectacular job! The kids couldn’t stop talking about the colored flames. Thank you for making science FUN!” — Rachel from Belvidere, NJ
“Thank you Miss Sandy! You totally blew out minds with all your cool experiments.” — Cub Scout pack 68 from Union, NJ
“Thank you for all that you did for my party. I really enjoyed it. The things we made were awesome!” — Anastasia from Columbia, NJ
We’re proud members of…
- The Greater Blairstown Business Association
- The Hope Chamber of Commerce
- The National Science Teachers Association
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