The ScratchJr course introduces coding concepts to the young imaginative minds. Sometimes referred to as the post-iPad generation, young children born in this age have gained proficiency and comfort in smartphones and tablets by toddlers age. ScratchJr is an iPad app that teaches blocks-based programming, developed by the MIT Media Lab.
Students start with basic commands including moving sprites forward and turning left/right, then build their own fun stories and characters through sequences, loops, conditionals. Students are encouraged to construct creative games and detail the steps to bring their imagination to reality.
Suitable for age 5+
We believe in developing a personal relationship with the student. Our instructors are as much teachers as we are facilitators, and coach for our students' learning. By ensuring a small class, each student benefits from maximum attention from instructor and teaching assistant, and at the same time, learns from peers.
Our courses are designed for students to run at their own pace. Our curriculum is level-based for each module, meaning that each student can learn at their own appropriate, customized pace.
First Code classrooms are messy, chaotic and we love it! We believe in hands-on creation, experimental learning and lots of discussion.
What happens after this holiday? Like learning any other language, learning to code is best done through an immersive, continual commitment. We offer a multi-year curriculum that allows students to deepen and broaden their interests in computer science and software development.