Kids 4 Coding Programs Combat COVID19 Summer Slide

New Virtual Offerings Include MMO Academics, Private Camps for Friends

By Kids 4 Coding April 24, 2020

Nationally recognized Kids 4 Coding enters its summer season in Atlanta and the 5th summer season in Boston.

This summer, kids’ enrichment programs become more important than ever. With most schools abruptly shifting to distance learning in March and an early
conclusion to academic instruction, students are teetering atop the steepest “summer slide” in skill retention current generations have seen. Beyond intellectual attrition, parents worry about keeping their children occupied during this school break without traditional camps available and
less opportunity for travel.

Atlanta-based technology startup Kids 4 Coding team has pivoted to develop new offerings that boost tech and general academic skills while creating secure, online social connections. 

Numerous studies show that students lose a significant percentage of the current year’s academic skill gains during summer vacation. But with COVID19, the impact will be much greater this year,” noted co-founder AnnMarie Laramee. “Plus, students have been missing the social experience of learning with their peers.” Kids 4 Coding’s new offerings address the educational and peer-to-peer social needs of Summer 2020."

Adventure Academy MMO, offered for kids ages seven to nine in one-week sessions June 1-August 21, combines gaming with learning in an open-world fantasy multi-player environment. Instructors lead students in small groups, that safely interact only with each other, through exciting science and social studies quests to level up and unlock new realms. In this imaginary school, students’ avatars collect exciting gear and each session concludes with instructors
helping to translate key learnings into real-life applications.

Kids 4 Coding Virtual Camp options for Summer 2020 are newly created or updated to focus on programs, games and apps that students want to learn right now. June 1-August 21, students ages seven to 16 can participate in week-long sessions to code Roblox Studio games and Minecraft mods, learn to code through EarSketch, a web-based musical environment incorporating Python (the widely used programming language), learn professional graphic and design techniques in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, create mobile apps, and much more. Programs vary by age level.

Party of Five enables kids to turn any Kids 4 Coding virtual camp into a private experience for five friends. With at least ten days advance notice, a family can get a customized registration form to share with friends to book seats in a camp just for them, with no additional fees required.

All virtual Kids 4 Coding programs offer a low 5:1 student-teacher ratio. Instructors are collegiate level, skilled at online instruction and youth engagement, and have exceptional coding and game development experience. Bios for all instructors are available at Kids 4 Coding.

All Atlanta-area camps are online only; on-campus versions of some programs will be held in Boston if they are able to open safely.

Kids 4 Coding was created by entrepreneur and tech strategist Laramee and Denise Detamore, educator and new technology expert. The co-founders regularly partner with tech organizations and companies to help students embrace emerging technologies and trends and align them with real-world experiences.

"Tech literacy and STEM skills are essential to future success, both at the collegiate and career levels,” Laramee noted. “Our focus is creating exciting educational programs that encourage students to welcome new challenges, ideate and innovate while connecting collaboratively with peers."

Kids 4 Coding uses a consistently evolving technology curriculum to teach coding/programming, ap/game development, robotics, 3D design and STEM-based academic skills to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Selected as one of Microsoft's Top 10 Most Innovative Young Tech Startups in Atlanta and one of TechRepublic's Top 10 Inspiring "Tech Doing Good" Stories, Kids 4 Coding is committed to expanding digital literacy and computational thinking in young learners.

For more information about any Summer 2020 programs please visit Kids 4 Coding.

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This article was sponsored by Kids 4 Coding.

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