Sylvan’s Coding for Kids courses in the Des Moines and Ames region make computer programming more fun than ever before! 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.

New Skills, New Achievements

Interaction, engagement and motivation are the name of the game with our game design courses. Not only will your child pick up crucial 21st century skills, but he or she will also experience the confidence boost that comes with completing tasks and goals every week. That's why we end each session with a wrap-up activity that helps children consolidate their new knowledge and take away a strong 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 Blast:

  • Learning to use cutting-edge Tynker™ technology to design characters, animations, sounds and special effects 
  • Creating storylines and continuously working towards building a video game that he or she can play with friends! 
  • Developing in-demand skills, such as problem solving, logic, physics and more 
  • Collaborating with classmates and making life-long friendships!