Computer programming becomes more fun than ever before when you choose Sylvan’s Coding for Kids courses in the Des Moines and Ames region! Using innovative, kid-friendly technology, our hands-on programs equip students with important technical and creative skills they can put to use in the classroom and beyond. You'll see your child thrive and feel a sense of accomplishment as he or she finds out how to design, code and animate a video game that can be shared and played with friends afterwards.

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A Skill Set For The Future

Our EDGE programs focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills that are vital for 21st century careers, helping kids develop critical competencies they can use in the classroom and well into the future. If your child just loves playing around with technology, Coding for Kids is a great platform for exploring, experimenting, learning new skills and making new friends! Help your computer whiz prepare for a bright future: sign up for Coding for Kids in the Des Moines and Ames region now.

New Skills, New Achievements

Interaction, engagement and motivation are the name of the game with our game design courses. Your child will not only get to grips with vital 21st century skills; he or she will also become more capable and confident by achieving a set goal each week. Every session finishes with a wrap-up task that reinforces learning outcomes and helps every student leave with a sense of satisfaction. On top of that, you will be provided with a link to your child's programming project, allowing you to share his or her amazing accomplishments with family and friends.

Your Child Will Have a Fantastic Time:

  • Creating stories and progressively working towards a final project: a video game that he or she can play with friends! 
  • Learning how to design characters, animations, sounds and special effects using intuitive Tynker™ technology 
  • Developing valuable skills, including problem solving, logic, physics and more 
  • Collaborating with other students and making lasting friendships!