First Code Junior (Age 4-5)

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.

Modular Classes

Designed for young curious minds, this modular course is project-based and hands-on, giving them a first try on programming.

Cutting Edge Technologies

The teaching tools we use are cutting edge, including latest funded Kickstarter projects, and often shipped directly from Silicon Valley and New York.

Visual, Tangible and STEM

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.

Structure

  • First Code Junior Program runs from Jan-Mar, Mar-May, and Sep-Nov
  • 9 weekly classes per term, each class is 1.5 hours long
  • Class size up to 8 students
  • Exclusive invite to special one-off workshops
  • Individual feedback from instructor upon request
  • End of term one-on-one parent teacher conference upon request
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Program Dates

Format

9 classes per term

1 class per week

90 minutes per class

*Requires at least 4 students to form a class



Language(s)

English


What to Bring

A creative mindset and sometimes iPad :)

"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

Core Program Roadmap

AJ101

Cubetto: Playful Creation of Code

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

[Suitable for age 4-5] Described as a "child's first coding kit", Cubetto is made of wood, and we guide children into the world of coding through screenless interface.

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
5:00 PM
to
6:30 PM
Stamford
9:30 AM
to
11:00 AM

AJ102

Electric Dough: Start An Electric Journey

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

In this module of First Code Junior series, we introduce an interesting tool for learning about science and computer hardware - Electric Dough. Electric Dough is a special dough that conducts electricity. Students make creative projects and experiments to learn about electricity, circuits, and the related scientific principles behind these experiments!

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
5:00 PM
to
6:30 PM
Dempsey Hill
11:15 AM
to
12:45 PM

AJ103

Learn Beyond the Screen: Osmo & Block-Based Coding

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

Students will use Osmo, an interactive and highly-visible iPad application that develops logical thinking and problem solving skills. They will learn blocks-based programming and solve puzzles using simple coding concepts.

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
11:15 AM
to
12:45 PM

AJ201

Code With The Foos

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

This course aims to provide a fun and engaging introduction to foundation of computer science and coding with the Foos. Foos are animated characters which can walk, jump, run and some Foos have special ability. However, just like computers, the Foos only do what they are told. Through the app, Code Spark (available on iOS/ Android), students will start exploring and solving puzzles with simple, animated block-based commands. Students will also learn how to give the Foos specific commands by putting individual blocks together, in a specific order to form commands to help The Foos solve the challenges. With each class, students will level up with the Foos and get to know about new blocks and command.

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
1:00 PM
to
2:30 PM

AJ202

ScratchJr: Tinker with Code

Course Info

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. Suitable for 5+

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
4:00 PM
to
5:30 PM
Dempsey Hill
9:30 AM
to
11:00 AM