Technology is shaping our lives today. Phones to laptops and toothbrushes to refrigerators, all run because someone wrote some code!
Kids around the world are learning how to code at an earlier age. Technology is our future. The sooner we expose our children to it, the more comfortable and natural it is for them.
Coding enhances a child’s ability to analyze the world around them, think logically and apply their skills to develop amazing Games, Websites, and Apps for the Phone/Web.
Our kids need to be challenged. And frankly, coding is just so much fun! Coding empowers children and gives them the confidence to be creative and solve real world problems.
A note from our founder: “Whether or not our kids want to pursue computers as a career, they should not be completely dependent on others when it comes to creating a website or writing a small program. Technology interfaces with every field imaginable and understanding it will give our kids a big edge.
If we want our children to be confident and comfortable with technology, we need to provide them with the correct tools at an early age.
In the past, when my husband and I were looking for computer classes for our children, we were not able to find anything that met their needs. I have spoken with so many discerning parents that have felt the same way.
All the classes we came across haphazardly combined children at different skill levels and provided no organized systematic approach. Kids were often left to “discover” concepts for themselves under the guise of “creativity”.
But programming requires using a new language and that requires methodical instruction with plenty of opportunity to ask individual questions. Carefully designed projects applying the newly acquired knowledge are also necessary. Only then can a child truly have the tools to be creative.
We had to resort to alternate modes of instruction for our children. Since them, my daughter was admitted directly out of high school into the highly competitive Computer Engineering department at the University of Washington. And my son created my Kids With an Edge website as a 6th grader and in 7th grade, he created the Robert Eagle Staff Middle School PTSA website. He also helped lead our Kids With an Edge robotics team to win the best design award at the FLL competition!
I know for a fact that kids have tremendous potential and are very capable of learning and enjoying technology. Through the Tech Edge, it is my goal to give them every opportunity to explore that potential and develop confidence and a solid foundation as a coder with real world skills using a professional tools that are used all over the world, including by NASA!”
Well taught Scratch classes are a great introduction to programming in the early elementary years.
However, by the time our kids are in middle school/high school they are ready for so much more. The perfect age to start ‘real’ coding (using a professional coding language) is in middle school.
The Instructor is highly qualified with current industry experience. We are privileged to have such a knowledgable and gifted instructor who also genuinely enjoys teaching at the school level as well as at the college level.
He has first hand experience and really know what skills a child needs in order be successful in the long run.
“Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand. Step back and I will act.”Old Chinese Proverb