KINDER CODERS PROGRAM

KINDER CODERS PROGRAM

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STEM curriculum in new and exciting ways can be challenging, especially when it comes to coding. Happy Explorers provides childcare centres, kindergartens and schools with a complete incursion program suitable for early years learners. Our program is:

  • Designed for pre-literacy
  • Screen-free environment
  • Hands-on engagement
  • Focus on storytelling, inquiry and play
  • Uses real robots

Each unit explores a new area of programming fundamentals and showcases real-world applications. Students learn to explore, gather ideas, test theories, make mistakes, repeat and tweak experiments, and even collect data - all while having the time of their lives! 

You kids will learn to explore, gather ideas, test theories, make mistakes, repeat and tweak experiments, and even collect data - all while having the time of their lives!  They will engage with printed materials, perform role-play activities, produce art pieces and practice math concepts.

As they progress through the units, children will create their very own Cubetto storybook to take home. Parents are always impressed with their new knowledge and can't wait to continue. 

The Kinder Coders foundations unit helps build the skills necessary to go into our Kinder Coders Explore Worlds Class in Term 2. This class uses coding games and adventures to explore Caves, Barrier reefs, Space and Your backyard! Its full of art and science explorations and uses coding skills to navigate the worlds we create. 
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Meet Cubetto!

He’s a cheeky little robot who responds to algorithms.

Your students will use a special interface to give him instructions. No reading or writing is required as the coding is done with colours and shapes.

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Each session ends with Cubetto going on an adventure, telling a story along the way. Sometimes he goes the long way, but he always gets there in the end!

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Students will also engage with printed materials, video, role play, art and maths.  As they progress through the units, children will create their very own Cubetto storybook to take home. Parents are always impressed with their new knowledge:

  • What a program really is (including apps and games)
  • How interfaces work
  • What an algorithm is
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Making educated guesses
  • Moving left/right/forward/back in sequence

BONUS:

Educators often use this program for professional development, learning how to code with Cubetto and run their own coding classes.  Many have even said they already had the tech (or similar) but weren’t sure how to use it. We’re happy to offer tips and resources especially for teachers, as well as PD training and certificates.

Over an 8 week program, students participate in 8 x 45-minute incursions. Multiple aspects of STEM are practised, as well as social and life skills.

LESSON PLAN FOR TERM 1 - FUNDAMENTALS

  • Lesson 1 Action Causality / Taking Turns 
  • Lesson 2 Program Left and Right / Respect Others
  • Lesson 3 STEM challenge - Draw a circle / Collaboration
  • Lesson 4 What's under the Hood / Tinkering
  • Lesson 5 STEM Challange - Race Time / Team Work
  • Lesson 6 Functions / Problem Solving
  • Lesson 7 Algorithms / Logical Thinking
  • Lesson 8 Storytelling / Creative Thinking

Meets Australian National Digital Technologies Curriculum

  • I can recognize and explore digital systems (ACTDIK001)
  • I can follow, describe and represent a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve simple problems (ACTDIP004)


Requirements

Pre-literacy coding incursions are suitable for children age 3-6. We require enough space to work in small groups of 3 to 4 with 1 Cubetto robot, interface & map (around 2m x 2m per group). You can use either a shared space such as a gym or library or by pushing the furniture back in your class. Class teachers & aides are encouraged to join in and learn. 

Package 1. Maximum of 24 students per session.

Package 2. Maximum of 16 students per session. 

Requirements

Pre-literacy coding incursions are suitable for children age 3-6. We require enough space to work in small groups of 3 to 4 with 1 Cubetto robot, interface & map (around 2m x 2m per group). You can use either a shared space such as a gym or library or by pushing the furniture back in your class. Class teachers & aides are encouraged to join in and learn. 

 

Cost

Program 

Package 1 - $4095.00 (8 X 1 hour) + GST . This includes 3 Educators for a maximum of 24 children - around $21 per student. 

Package 2 - $3176.00 (8 x 1hour sessions) + GST. This includes 2 Educators for a maxium of 16 Children - around $24 per student. 

All materials are supplied.

 

How to Book

Use the form below or email us at info@happy-explorers.com