9 of 10 parents want computer science taught at their child’s school*

Code Toad provides turn-key coding and robotics programs for K-10: in class, after-school and summer camps. Our goal is to give kids a ‘leap up’ in life through a combination of programming, robotics, tech toys and interactive games specifically designed for children of all ages. We bring the equipment, experience and expertise. We let the kids bring the fun!

*Source: Whitehouse.gov blog, “Computer Science For All”, January 30, 2016

By 2020, there will be 1 million new and unfilled computer-related jobs in the U.S. In response to this urgent demand, the U.S., U.K., Australia and Japan have made coding mandatory for children as young as 5 years.

We help kids transition from technology consumers to creators.

From kindergarten to high school, we expose children to computer science and digital technology through play-based learning that matches their age and abilities. Whether learning how to manoueuver a toy robot, creating an interactive video game, or building an app or website, our ‘Toad-sters’ are exposed to early computational thinking and real-life problem solving. So instead of being consumers, they are empowered to become technology creators.

Coding for all ages, created and endorsed by educators.

We know that kids learn best through play, when they’re fully engaged and at their own pace. That’s why we teach programming in a casual and collaborative environment. Our team of experienced educators and tech professionals has developed programs that make fun the core of every session. And our low student:adult ratio ensures that every child has the chance to learn individually.

Like learning any new skill or language or skill, earlier is always better.

Mark Zuckerburg was 10 when he started coding, Elon Musk was just 9. Apple boss Tim Cook said that primary school children should be taught to code alongside learning the alphabet. At Code Toad, we start kids early on the pathway to loving & learning the most important skill of the 21st Century. So what starts off as an introduction, soon becomes second nature.

We make sure girls aren't left behind.

Stats show that girls are under-represented in computer science – and the disparity has grown worse over the past 30 years. Yet studies show that "girls are interested in science and math, and the majority want to make a difference in the world…they just don’t know that science and engineering are pathways to help them meet their goals." Or they perceive coding as a 'boy's activity'. To counter this, we offer girls-only programs led by female educators as role models.

Today's children are the leaders of tomorrow.

Our mission is to give Canadian kids the digital skills needed to succeed in the future. We do this through a combination of robotic games and coding programs specifically designed to help kids think and learn creatively. Through coding, we help kids improve their logic, problem-solving, determination and self-confidence – all while having fun.