Sylvan’s Coding for Kids courses in Illinois are tailored for kids who love to be creative and imaginative — and who love playing with technology! These interactive courses help elementary and middle school kids have fun, get motivated and gain life-long skills as they create their very own video games. We deliver our courses in a kid-friendly format, meaning your child can expect to enjoy highly interactive activities and take on cool challenges that he or she will be excited to resume each week.

Power Up Your Child’s Potential

Fun is the name of the game with our Coding for Kids courses in Illinois, but that's not all: they're also the perfect way for your child to learn about and develop vital 21st century skills. In fact, the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills we emphasize are increasingly demanded as the digital world continues to grow. Your child will have a great time making digital animations and creating video games — tasks that include important problem solving, programming and basic coding skills.

Building Games — and Confidence!

Our Coding for Kids courses boost confidence! Classes have clear objectives and outcomes, so your child will make steady progress and look forward to sharing his or her achievements every week. Your child will also participate in a wrap-up activity at the end of each session, which will help strengthen the skills he or she learned in class. We provide a link to your child’s weekly programming project too, enabling you to see what kind of exciting progress is being made and share it with friends and family.

During Each Session, Your Child Will:

  • Create a video game and animated mini-stories that can be shared with friends 
  • Discover how to create animations, characters and effects using intuitive Tynker™ technology 
  • Develop 21st century skills, including computation, programming and logic 
  • Team up with other kids and meet new friends!