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Our Story

Debra Kirchen — a teacher, experienced business owner and mother of two — founded Brainiax – Innovative Learning Center with the intention of providing fun interactive learning opportunities. She recognized that her community was in need of more after-school activities. Debra worked hard to construct a safe, mentally stimulating and fun environment for all elementary and preschool age children. Our ultimate goal is to offer an environment for children to expand upon their social skills, confidence, academic knowledge and problem-solving skills.


Innovative Learning

Brainiax provides interactive learning programs both online and in-person. Courses include KidPrenuerz taught by the owner in additional to other fun interactive learning programs. 

Our in-person programs present at-home small group science and engineering based activities for elementary age students. Our unique programs provides children with access to science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics in order to build crucial problem-solving and teamwork skills.


Brainiax Beliefs

We believe that young minds are creative and uninhibited — that’s why our Brainiax programs are geared for young children up through elementary school.

By introducing our curriculum to parents and young children, families are then encouraged to embrace creativity and innovation. Hands-on tinkering, science exploration and engineering benefits people of all ages as it boosts confidence, reduces academic anxiety, increases teamwork skills and drives motivation to learn new skills.


Registration open for Spring 2021 Classes


KidPrenuerz (Grades 3-5)

KidPrenuers will gain self confidence and be pushed to unleash their creativity in this fun interactive fundraising program. In addition to learning more about what it takes to become an entrepreneur, students will also plan and execute a fundraising event in order to raise money for a charity of the groups choosing. Through fun interactive entrepreneurial based activities, each child will work on brainstorming and public speaking skills.

Taught by a certified teacher and experienced entrepreneur.


Intermediate Chess

Ongoing Enrollment- Schedule a Private Enrichment 

This is an intermediate beginner course to introduce students to the game of chess. Chess is a powerful tool for developing high-order thinking skills, creativity, and memory. In this beginner chess class, players grow from having no experience to learning the basics of chess including the names of pieces and movements, and concluding with check.

Game on: An introduction to game design using MakeCode Arcade – Beginner

Ongoing Enrollment

In this 4 week course, students will be introduced to the concepts of creative game design, and coding logic using Microsoft’s MakeCode Arcade interface.

Public Speaking & Debate/Mock Trial

Ongoing Enrollment

This class will teach essential skills such as public speaking, critical thinking and the art of forming a persuasive, cohesive argument. Whether you want to be a trial attorney or not, the skills that this class will teach are absolutely invaluable. Students will learn from our brilliant teacher, who is a trial attorney.

Our Story

Debra Kirchen, a teacher, mother and experienced business owner, founded Brainiax – Innovative Learning because she recognized that her community was in need of more hands-on engineering education for her own childern. Debra has worked hard to construct a safe, well-structured, and fun environment for all childern. Brainiax’s ultimate goal is to expand the social skills, confidence, academic knowledge, and problem- solving skills of the next generation.


Brainiax provides technology and interactive engineering programs for toddlers, preschoolers and students in Kinderharten through 5th grade.

Our program presents hands-on access to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and more to build crucial problem-solving and teamwork skills.


We believe that young minds are creative and uninhibited–that is why our Brainiax program begins as early as age two.

By introducing our curriculum to parents and oung childern, we believe families will be encouraged to embrace creativity and innovation. We believe that hands-on engineering benefits people of all ages, as it



My daughters took a class here and had the best time! They were so excited about all the different activities and begged me to sign them up again!

Leslie H.

My 6 year old son took a LEGO class and a Dinosaur class and loved both! He had a blast and learned a lot! The teachers are great and the facility is so nice. We look forward to many more classes at Brainiax!

Wendy H.

My son did a LEGO class here and it was great! He had a great time and learned a ton! He enjoyed the activities and the teacher made him feel welcome and comfortable. Bonus that the place is spotless also!! Kudos to Brainiax!!!

Amy B.

My kids did the mini camp and LOVED it. We ended up signing up for 2 more classes! Can’t say enough wonderful things about the space and staff. Highly recommend!

Dana P.

Prepares children to meet the higher order standards set forth in the Core Curriculum Standards. Highly recommend. Run by a director who truly is invested in the education of children, and what it means to provide high quality programming.

Jen G.

My son took a lego class at Brainiax he was thrilled about this class before it started and was even more excited after class. He had a great time, and had lots of new information to share afterwards. He is excited about returning and keeps asking when he can go next! My husband and I are also so excited for a new business like Brainiax- it is def what the town to Livingston needed! Can’t wait to sign my daughter up also.

Abby L.

My son took the trial LEGO class and had such a great time! He loved that the room was set up with stations to try different LEGO projects and areas of free play. He especially enjoyed the challenges at each activity (and I loved that he was learning scientific concepts while he thought he was just playing!). He can’t wait to take a class in the Fall!

Rachel K.

My daughters took a class here and absolutely loved it! The teacher taught them so much and was so patient with them – even with the 3 year old!! The facility is beautiful, too! I can’t wait to see everything my kids learn there!

years serving the local Livingston Community with tutoring and educational services.

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Brainiax provides interactive engineering concepts and STEM learning programs for toddlers, preschoolers and students in Kindergarten through 5th grade

STE[A]M, What is it? Why Brainiax feels it’s important?

STE[A]M stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. 

Brainiax fosters children’s development of STEAM skills by providing learning opportunities and materials that support exploration and discovery.  

STE[A]M’s five subject areas share a common approach and focus; they require gathering and using evidence to create knowledge or solve problems. Research shows there is a positive relationship between early STE[A]M experiences and future success in school.