Should My Child Learn How to Code?

Coding is the new literacy and technology is the way of the future, so it’s great to start kids young. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) jobs pay in the top 3% across all industries, and children who learn to code in middle school and high school are 75% more likely to choose Computer Science degrees. NOT that you need to be thinking about your elementary or middle schooler’s job potential just yet – but it doesn’t hurt to set them up for success and give them options for the future.

 

Learning to code is also great for kids, because it teaches them invaluable skills that will serve them well no matter what path they choose – such as strategic thinking, problem-solving, creativity, collaboration, and confidence.

 

Our Tech Junior program gets kids as young as 8 years old interested in coding and enhances their love for STEM. Live tutors teach virtual groups of 3 students basic tech concepts such as MIT Scratch and Berkley Snap using game-based, no-code platforms and experiential learning models. Your child will have the opportunity to build games and publish them to the MIT Scratch library for the whole world to play. 

 

For slightly older kids (12+), our Java/Python program teaches foundational concepts such as functions, modules, iterations and boolean logic. With our low-code platform, children learn to create clean code without getting slowed down with syntax and bugs. They also become competent at reading and analyzing code that will eventually progress them onto text-based code editors. 

 

And offered for high school students, our AP Computer Science class – which follows Harvard University’s curriculum with the option to purchase certification at the end – helps students stand out in college admissions.

 

Ready to start your child down this valuable path of STEM learning? Sign up for a Techfunic trial class today! There’s no commitment to sign up for ongoing classes or tutoring. 


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