At Hatch Coding, our goal is to teach children and parents the value of learning coding at a young age. Not only is programming vital to success in the technology-driven economy of the 21st century, but it can teach kids a broad range of skills that will help them in countless other areas as well.
Here are six quotes from an assortment of science and technology luminaries who know exactly how important coding is to future success.
At Hatch, our goal is to make coding more accessible and fun to learn for the next generation. To reach our goal, our passionate coaches are a major part of the equation. We love to learn about and share their backstories. Many of our coaches live and breath coding. They work with code every day and are able to relay their expertise and real world experience to Hatch students to spark their curiosity.
At Hatch, we witness our students’ quest for knowledge each and every day. However, we also hear from parents who are just as excited to see their child flourish and get excited about coding! 10-year-old Sean caught our attention when he talked about coding in his school’s newsletter, and we were fortunate enough to chat with his mother, Erin, and ask her about how coding has affected their lives.
Sean’s interest in coding first emerged when he wanted to expand his own gameplay on Minecraft, and his passion has been growing ever since! Sean was featured in a newsletter published by The York School, where he discussed five reasons why coding should be taught to every student: problem solving, getting a job in the future, engagement, adaptability, and minimal set-up. After hearing about his level of excitement, we just had to follow up to talk about how his journey with Hatch began!
Our coaches make GREAT kids programs! They do a great job supporting and encouraging young people's knowledge and creativity in programming, electronics, and robotics . We spoke to Shivani, a computer engineering major who uses her academic background to help the students!
The Toronto Star recently published an amazing article that's right up our alley. It's called: Teaching kids to think critically is crucial for their future. The article highlights the amazing work done by Dr. Garfield Gini-Newman, an associate professor at OISE and a senior consultant and the non-profit Critical Thinking Consortium.
Hatch Canada’s Hatch Again program is a series of tech-focused workshops for adults designed to inform and inspire. In our technology-driven world, it has become more critical than ever to understand and use all the incredible tech at our fingertips. We created this special workshop series to help adults interested in tech expand their skills, help them better understand the tools that their children will need to succeed, and to give them a unique opportunity to network with like-minded individuals.
Ask any of our students why they enjoy attending Hatch and they’ll tell you – it’s FUN. While showing our kids a great time is very important, our goal is to teach them skills that we believe will last a lifetime.
In today’s digital world, an increasing number of jobs require a knowledge of coding – even if only a basic level of knowledge. According to a recent study published by software company Burning Glass, seven million job openings in 2015 listed coding as an asset to the role.