Computer programming becomes more fun than ever before when you choose Sylvan’s Coding for Kids courses in the Des Moines and Ames region! We use innovative, interactive technology and practical sessions to help kids gain the technical and creative skills they need to excel in school and beyond. Your child will feel an amazing sense of accomplishment as he or she learns how to program, design and animate his or her own video game that can be shared and played with friends (talk about cool!).

Big Smiles and Big Leaps Forward

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. Each session has a distinct objective and outcome, and includes a wrap-up activity, so your child will reinforce the skills he or she learned and feel accomplished at the end of each class. In addition, we provide a link to your child’s programming project, letting you be a part of the exciting progress and share the accomplishment with the whole family.

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!