First Code Tinker (Age 5-8)

The First Code Tinker program instills the concept that technology is a creator’s tool to the young curious minds. By using fun and educational technology kits, including Scratch, LittleBits, Makey Makey, and Dash etc, First Code Tinker moves students beyond mobile and computer gaming, and gets them hands-on experience in programming and hardwares.

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 Tinker Program runs from Fall (Sep-Dec), Winter (Jan-Mar), and Spring (Apr-Jun)
  • 10-14 weekly classes per term, each class is 1.5 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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Do Things, Tell People

First Code Demo Day

Demo Day

One of our classroom values is, "Do things Tell People". We believe a piece of well written software needs to be told to the world.

Get inspired by the pros. Many of our students aspire to use coding skills in their future careers, be it a fashion designer who programs her own runway, a chef who shares his recipes on his app, or a Googler who innovates at the forefront. We bring in industry professionals to share their work, career journey and advice to aspiring software engineers.

Past speakers include: Ray Chan, Co-founder and CEO at 9Gag, Summer Wu, Computer Science Major at Yale, Google Intern, Hugo Barra, VP of International at Xiaomi etc.

First Code Genius Hour

Genius Hours

One of our classroom values is, "Do things Tell People". We believe a piece of well written software needs to be told to the world.

Get inspired by the pros. Many of our students aspire to use coding skills in their future careers, be it a fashion designer who programs her own runway, a chef who shares his recipes on his app, or a Googler who innovates at the forefront. We bring in industry professionals to share their work, career journey and advice to aspiring software engineers.

Past speakers include: Ray Chan, Co-founder and CEO at 9Gag, Summer Wu, Computer Science Major at Yale, Google Intern, Hugo Barra, VP of International at Xiaomi etc.

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Program Dates

Format

10-14 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 laptop (Mac or PC, preferably Mac) with a creative mindset

"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)

Levels and Timetable

To view our core program's timetable, please visit our website with a desktop or laptop.