No matter the career path your youngsters eventually choose, knowledge of basic code provides them with an essential base that opens doors for the future. Plus, it can be fun! From production to engineering and everything in between, here’s where your kids can become an expert in coding and other STEM-related skills.
At this innovative studio in McLean, your kids will learn how to create applications, games and websites using their own code of HTML and CSS languages. The tutors at Coder Kids, who all have proper certification and degrees in computer science-related fields, assist each student at their own pace, so no matter the skill level, there’s a course for anyone ages 7 to 13. // 6647 A Old Dominion Drive, McLean; prices vary
C3 Cyber Club
Since 2011, C3 Cyber Club has been an interactive learning center for children in grades K through ninth, thanks to its computer courses in programming and gaming, offered in seasonal camps, an after-school program and even a birthday party event space. Each student will learn to create digital projects, including live animation, video games and more, which all benefit their overall knowledge of STEM. // 44710 Cape Court, Suite 118, Ashburn; prices vary
Through the engaging, game-based curriculum at Code Ninjas, kids will learn a variety of skills that propel them forward as an individual, including teamwork, logic, math and problem solving. The company, which has several locations in the NoVA region, offers drop-in learning sessions, after-school programs, camps, parent’s night out events and birthday parties to ensure your kids have fun while they learn. // Locations vary; prices vary
Located in Fairfax County, Digital Kidz offers both computer and technology classes for individuals ages 4 to 14. Whether your child is interested in movie making, graphic design or video game design, this company will show them it all via proper software and programs that are used beyond the classroom experience. // 8216 Old Courthouse Road, Vienna; prices vary
Engineering for Kids
Is your child constantly wanting to build objects and figure out how they function? Now she has the chance to start learning all about the process and answer her many questions. From the junior programs that teach basic science, technology, engineering and math, to the master programs that emphasize the importance of teamwork for completing complex goals, there’s something for everyone. // Locations vary; prices vary
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