Frequently Asked Questions. . .
What is the Junior Coder Program?
Your Child will learn the fundamentals of Coding including Python which leads into App Building, Game Creation, Web Development and opens the door to Virtual Reality! As skills progress this pathway moves into much more advanced programming with Java and object-oriented design. (No experience required)
How much are the classes?
Classes start as low as just $23.75 per class per month with ($130 to $190 per month)! We have the option of 1 class or 2 classes per week. Prices will vary based on the frequency that your child attends the classes.
What age does my child have to be?
The program is recommended for grades 3 to 8. If you have a child outside of this age group and you believe they would still be interested in the program let us know. We can set up some time to meet with a teacher and evaluate the situation.
My child has no coding experience. Are they able to join?
Yes, of course. No previous experience is needed. All of the pathways begin with learning the fundamentals of coding. The curriculum is set up to allow children to learn at their own pace. Plus, the small class sizes create an environment that supports more one on one time with the teacher and more class collaboration.
What credentials do your teachers have?
Our teachers are University graduates who have been accredited at minimum with a Bachelor degree in Education. Some of our teachers have additional accreditation in Computer Engineering and Computer Science. All of our teachers have experience teaching children from grades 3 to 8. All teachers have passed the vulnerable sector check.
How many students are in a class?
6-8 students maximum.
How often are the classes?
TechyKids offers a once a week option for one hour or twice a week one hour option. Classes are available in the evenings Monday to Thursday and on Saturdays. We are exploring the option of adding in Sunday's. If our times don't work for you please let us know!
I am not sure my child is ready for such a program. Can I request a trial class?
Yes of course. We encourage parents to stop by the school with their children to meet the teachers and test out a little bit of the program we use. Our teachers are more than happy to sit down and meet with you to discuss your child and how they would fit into the program.
How do I enroll my child?
We love this question! It's easy. Just visit our website at techykids.ca/programs. Select the location. Select the pathway and time that works for you and your child. Once signed up you will be billed each month on the same day.
What if we need to cancel our subscription?
We certainly don't like seeing our students leave but we understand there may be a need to cancel your subscription with us. At TechyKids there are no contracts or cancellation fees. If you have to cancel we will be sad to see you leave but we will not charge you a thing.
Where are you located?
We are currently located in Brampton, Newmarket, Mississauga, Vaughan and Markham. Planned expansion into Richmond Hill is scheduled for 2020.
How long will it take my child to complete the program?
Our program is designed in such a way that your child learns at their pace. Depending on the child and whether or not they are on the 1 hour or 2 hour option the timeline it takes to complete the program will vary.
How will I know how my child is doing in the program?
As your child goes through the program they will receive a series of badges and certificates as they complete each of the sections within the pathway. In addition, our teachers will send out regular progress reports. We also encourage parents to sit in during a few classes or ask our teachers questions at any point.
When are classes?
Classes are available on Monday to Thursday from 4pm - 8pm. We also offer classes on Saturdays between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm. Several of our Saturday time slots are now full. We do have some availability but those spots are filling up quickly.
SUMMER CAMPS - (2020)
I paid a deposit. When will the remaining balance be owed?
Thank-you for your deposit. 14 days before the first day of camp you will receive an invoice via email with the remaining balance owed. This payment is due before the first day of class.
I would like to register more than one child or for more than one week. Are there any discounts available?
Great question! Absolutely! At techykids siblings always get an extra 10% off and if you register for multiple weeks a discount of 10% per week is applied. Please email before registering and we will help you through the sign up.
What happens if my child misses a day of summer camp due to illness?
Refunds will not be issued for missed days.
What is the Summer Camp cancellation policy?
Cancellations made 14 days or more prior to the first day of class will receive a full refund. If you cancel within 14 days of the first day of class refunds of 90% will be issued.