READY, SET, CODE!
Welcome to codingKIDZ! We offer a wide variety of creativity-inspiring after-school and summer programs for kids to learn about technology. By participating in our classes, workshops and camps, children and young adults are able to experience and master new technologies. We teach them computer science basics, coding, video-making, robotics, electronics and a number of other science-related subjects in a fun, relaxed environment.
In addition to learning about technology, our students end up making lasting friendships and building self-esteem. They collaborate on awesome projects, which they share with classmates, friends and the community. So, let your kids create and express themselves, let them learn to code and let them code to learn. Register them for one of our courses. You'll find our current offerings in the Classes section below. For the latest news, please visit (and like!) our facebook page.
codingKIDZ has been featured in the Wall Street Journal's article:
Most children are drawn to programming by imagining what they can accomplish, says Manuel Cerqueiro, founder of codingKIDZ.com, an after-school computer-science program in New York. “The focus is on the creativity. You want to tell a story, create an e-card for somebody’s birthday, create a song or a drawing. And you need to know a couple of commands and use a computer to do that,” he says.
codingKIDZ is hosting a number of coding and robotics camps! Our programs are designed for 5-14 year-olds. No experience is necessary and instruction is tailored based on each camper's experience and interests.
Veterans Day -- STEM Day Camp (NYC)
Enjoy your day off from school by learning to code! Students will learn to use coding to tell a story, create e-cards for somebody’s birthday, compose a song or a drawing, and develop animation and games! The camp runs on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 150 W 83rd St, New York, NY 10024 from 9:00AM until 12:00PM. Ready to register? Please visit the Registration Section below. More questions? Please fill the form below. We'll contact you right away and provide all the details about this program.
Does your child love to explore and create? Is she/he willing to let her/his creativity run wild? Then sign up for one of our programs! Designed specifically for 5-14 year-olds, our goal is to develop our students' creativity while helping them get comfortable with computers and technology.
Having worked in engineering and IT for over 20 years, we know what it’s like to want to apply technology to create something and to solve problems. We know what is like to want to learn to code to develop websites and art projects, to design apps and to build robots. We want to encourage and foster those same interests in kids that love to create and make.
We understand that when it comes to technology, the gap between parents and children keeps widening. We will close that gap by helping parents understand new technologies, including social media, and what their children are doing. We also understand that online safety is a priority for parents. Therefore, we offer parent workshops on how to keep their children safe in an increasingly digital world.
Manuel, our founder, created the company because family and friends kept calling with the same question: "Is there a fun, safe place where my kids can learn to code?" The answer at the time was no. He didn’t know of any academies or specific after-school programs that were designed for young people. The opportunity presented itself. Leveraging his professional experience (first as consultant, then as IT Director and Head of BI & Analytics at a Fortune 500 company), his academic background in computer engineering and in business, his affiliation with MIT, and the desire to create something new, codingKIDZ came to fruition.
We offer a variety of in-person courses -- from one-session workshops to multi-session, in-depth classes. During the school year, we offer after-school classes at several locations throughout New York City, including several Public and Private Schools. In addition, we offer weekend courses, camps, and other programs. We also offer classes for parents and families so children and parents can learn together.
New programs start continually throughout the year. Courses focus on diverse subjects from coding and robotics to electronics and video-making. All of our classes are aimed at students who love to explore, learn and create.
We offer a small class structure, with a maximum of 10 students per instructor. The focus is in children 5-14 years of age. For classes requiring computers, each student has access to a laptop. We leverage cloud-based platforms that allow students to access their projects outside codingKIDZ's studio.
Most of our introductory coding classes use Scratch, an intuitive, cloud-based programming platform for kids (and parents). It has been developed and is maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It allows users to create stories, games, and animations, and share them with others around the world. Want to learn more about Scratch? You can visit their website.
All our instructors are experienced professionals with multiple years of practice in diverse technology fields.
CLASS OFFERINGS - Fall 2019
The following classes will be offered this term. More classes will be added as the term progresses. Please come back often and check them out.
INTRODUCTION TO CODING W/SCRATCH -- NYC
Learn to code using Scratch. Starting on Tuesday, October 22nd. Six (6) sessions,1-hr each.
INTERMEDIATE CODING W/SCRATCH -- NYC
Expand your computational thinking and your coding skills using Scratch. Starting on Tuesday, October 22nd. Six (6) sessions,1-hr each.
VETERANS DAY -- STEM DAY CAMP NYC
Looking for something to do in your day off! Students will learn to use coding to tell a story, create e-cards for somebody’s birthday, compose a song or a drawing, and develop animation and games! Monday, November 11, 2019 (NYC schools closed -- Veterans Day).
This section lists both internal and external events of interest:
Learning to Code
Should we teach kids to code? Experts agree that learning to code helps young people develop the ability to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.
Coding isn’t just for computer whizzes, says Mitch Resnick of MIT Media Lab — it’s for everyone. In a fun, demo-filled talk Resnick outlines the benefits of teaching kids to code, so they can do more than just “read” new technologies — but also create them.
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxBeaconStreet 2012, an independent event.
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