The First Code Junior program engages young creators to learn about computer science and logical thinking. Using screenless coding interface like Cubetto and beginner-friendly software like iPad-based ScratchJr, and interactive tools such as littleBits and Sphero, students begin to understand how hardware and software works to create their very first coding projects.
Designed for young curious minds, this modular course is project-based and hands-on, giving them a first try on programming.
The teaching tools we use are cutting edge, including latest funded Kickstarter projects, and often shipped directly from Silicon Valley and New York.
Each class we offer a tangible product for students to take home. We believe coding is a means to create with technology; that’s why having an end product is of utmost importance.
"I think the class is great and just about the right amount of time (once a week). Both instructors were patient and explained things clearly. Working with younger kids is hard, so I appreciate their efforts in making things fun and giving them the freedom to 'mess around' a bit."
Samson, Parent of Anik, One World International School
No Prerequisite Needed
Using highly visual cues, ScratchJr is the latest tool developed in collaboration with MIT Media Labs for young children who are not yet familiar with the computer. Students start programming by creating simple animations with coding blocks.