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 Fall (Sep-Nov), Winter (Dec-Jan), Spring (Mar-May)
  • 7-10 weekly classes per term, each class is 1.5-2 hours long
  • Class size ranges from 4 to 8 students
  • Exclusive invite to special one-off workshops
  • Semester, individual feedback from instructor
  • End of term one-on-one parent teacher conference
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Program Dates

Format

7-10 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 :)

"Coding and STEM classes at First Code have really helped to unleash my son’s creativity and desire to learn more. The children work on projects each week that become progressively harder that provide a chance to consolidate their knowledge. Parents are provided with a weekly detailed update on what the children have done in classes. My son is very much looking forward to the new term ahead! Thank you!"

Parent of Joshua, P.3 student at Bradbury School
First Code Tinker (AT102 in Winter Term '16)

Core Program Roadmap

AJ201

ScratchJr: Tinker with Code

Course Info

No Prerequisite Needed

[Suitable for age 5] Students learn how to use design and program their very own ScratchJr projects with the use of an iPad. ScratchJr is an iPad app developed by MIT Media Lab, which allows students to build fun stories and characters with blocks of coding and imagination.

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