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Coding for Kids

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Help your child embark in the lifelong journey of computer programming with a choice of programs for all skill
levels and age groups between 6 and 17. Let us guide the curious minds through Scratch block-based coding, text-based coding using Coffeescript and Python as well game development in Roblox using Lua.

Our comprehensive programs are designed to kindle a passion for coding into young children and turn them into
tech whizzes as they move into high school and beyond.




Code Junior

Jump-start your child’s coding education with this fun-packed program aimed at kids in Grades 1-3 .
Using drag-and-drop visual programming blocks, kids will solve puzzles, create animations and build
games.

Age group: 5-8


Code Wizard

The ideal program for kids in Grades 3-5 to start coding. The program introduces text-based programming
using a real programming language-Coffeescript. After mastering the basics, kids will build games such
as platformer and frogger.

Age group: 8-10

Code Master

Learn and master Python – one of most popular programming languages currently. Start with basics and
finish with advanced video games and data visualization with Python.

Age group: 10+


Elective – Roblox Creator

Kids who are familiar with text-based coding can learn how to code their own games in Roblox Studio using the scripting language Lua.

Age group: 9+

FAQs

Q How do you teach coding to 6-8 year olds?

There are a number of tools available currently for teaching coding to young children. We use Blockly on the code.org platform and Scratch for our Code Junior program. These are visual programming tools which don’t require kids to type instructions. Instead they use a ‘drag-and-drop’ method of putting together various code blocks to build their program. You can learn more about coding for kids here.

Q What language do you teach in Code Wizard?

In Code Wizard we use the programming language CoffeeScript. CoffeeScript is similar to JavaScript in that it is primarily used for web applications, however it has a much friendlier syntax that resembles the way we write in English- making it the perfect programming language for kids!

Q My child is 8 years old and knows Scratch very well. Can I enroll her for your Python course?

We recommend starting text-based coding with Code Wizard where we teach the language CoffeeScript. If your child is 10 years or older, they can start with Python.

Q Do you offer online classes?

Yes, all our coding classes are offered online as well as in-person at our Oakville location.

Q What is your refund policy?

If you cancel your registration at least 2 weeks before the start of your camp, a 100% refund will be provided minus a $20 administration fee.

If you cancel your registration less than 2 weeks before the start of your camp, a 50% refund will be provided minus a $20 administration fee.

No refund will be given if you cancel on or after the start date of your course.

If we are unable to conduct the camp due to COVID-19 related restrictions, a 100% refund or credit will be provided.

We are also unable to provide refunds or credits for any days missed during the course.

Q What are your COVID-19 protocols?

The number of participants in the camp will be limited to the maximum permissible under the Government of Ontario guidelines.

Each child gets their own desk and all desks are placed at least six-feet apart.

All instructors, students and parents entering the facility must wear masks at all times.

Each child works on their dedicated laptop and/or robotics and other kits. No sharing of equipment is allowed between students.

There are 3 hand sanitizer dispensers at the centre in addition to 2 washrooms.

Before each class, the students’ temperature will be taken. Children reporting a high temperature or any other symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to participate in the class.

We kindly ask all parents to conduct screening for COVID-19 symptoms before coming to each class. If the child, his/her parents, or other household members are exhibiting any of the symptoms listed below the child must not attend the class. In such situations please contact us to arrange rescheduling of the class. The child must not attend the class in cases when he/she may have been in close contact with a person suspected of being infected with, or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

List of symptoms parents/guardians should screen for their children and themselves before coming to the class:

Fever (temperature of 37.8 C or greater)

New or worsening cough

Shortness of breath (dyspnea)

Q How many kids will there be in the class? What is the instructor to student ratio?

This will depend on prevailing COVID-19 restrictions. For Code Junior, the ratio is 1:6 whereas for all other coding classes the ratio is 1:8. 

Q My child loves playing with LEGOs. Should I enroll them for coding or robotics?

If your child loves playing with building toys, we would recommend robotics for them. If your child is interested in technology and/or loves playing computer games, coding would be the appropriate choice.

Q My child is 5 years old. Can I enroll him for Code Junior?

We only accept kids who will be turning 6 this calendar year or older for Code Junior.

Q Do you offer any sibling discounts?

10% discount for the 2nd and subsequent registrations.

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