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Coding Classes for Kids in 2024

As we near the end of the current school year, we are getting more questions from parents about our Coding Classes for kids. So we would like to summarize our approach to learning:

In today’s digital age, coding has become a crucial skill for children to learn, providing them not only with career opportunities but also with a solid foundation in logical thinking and problem-solving. Coding classes and camps designed for kids are specifically tailored to introduce them to these skills in a fun and engaging way. Among the organizations excelling in this educational field is Panda Programmer, which has distinguished itself through its comprehensive and enjoyable coding classes and camps designed for children.

Overview of Panda Programmer

Panda Programmer is an educational company that focuses on teaching children how to code in a supportive and interactive environment. Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Panda Programmer offers a range of coding classes and camps that cater to young learners of various ages and skill levels. The goal is to make coding accessible and fun, encouraging kids to explore and develop their interest in computer science and technology.

What Makes Panda Programmer Stand Out?

1. Curriculum Designed for Kids

  • Panda Programmer’s curriculum is specifically tailored for young minds. It uses languages and tools that are appropriate for children, such as Scratch, Python, and robotics programming, which simplify complex concepts and make learning to code enjoyable and accessible.

2. Engaging Learning Methods

  • Classes and camps are designed to be interactive and hands-on. Instructors use a project-based learning approach, meaning students can work on exciting projects like video games, animations, and even simple websites. This method helps children see the practical applications of their coding skills and keeps them engaged through creative expression.

3. Experienced Instructors

  • Panda Programmer places a strong emphasis on the quality and experience of its instructors. Most of the instructors teach throughout the year after school, and during our summer camps as well. This ensures they can offer expert guidance and make learning both effective and enjoyable for children.

4. Flexible Learning Options

  • Understanding the varied schedules and commitments of families, Panda Programmer offers a variety of learning options, including weekly classes, weekend sessions, and summer camps. This flexibility allows parents to fit coding education into their child’s life in the way that works best for them.

5. Positive Environment

  • The learning environment at Panda Programmer is designed to be supportive and inclusive. Instructors encourage collaboration among students as well as independent thinking. The aim is to build not only coding skills but also confidence, teamwork, and communication skills.
Kids hard at work!
Panda Summer Campers collaborating on their projects

Summer Camp Activities

Hi Panda Programmer I see that you offer a variety of other activities for your summer camp. Do you have to choose only one activity or can my child choose to do more than one activity? Thanks Eric from Rockville
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Computer classes for kids

Hello, I am looking for a good computer class for kids. My daughter is 9 years old. Do you offer quality computer classes for kids? And with your classes for kids, do they students have to know how to type? Thanks in advance- KM

After-School computer classes?

Hello Panda Programmer (after-school),

Do you offer computer classes as an after-school activity? For instance, in the schools after school?  I am particularly interested in having my child learn Scratch.  Also, my 11 year-old son is interested in robotics.  Do you offer any classes in robotics?

A few years ago my son attended your summer camp at an elementary school in Gaithersburg.  This was not an after-school program.  He loved it!  He was able to learn with his friends.  They played outside on the playground.  They even learned Spanish.  Every day he came home telling us stories about the fun things they did in summer camp.  

I believe that he studied Scratch computer programming.  He made games and educational projects.  He showed his friends all of the progress that he made.  I am hoping that my daughter can participate in an after-school program by you and learn the same things.  


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Summer camp for computer class

Is there a summer camp for computers class? My 9 year old child wants to be a programmer.  🙂  I am looking for a summer camp situation for a week or 2 to give her a taste of computer programming.  But not just playing games, I want her to have instruction.  I’ve heard good things about kids learning Scratch.   Help?


masks in computer class

Summer Camp at Rachel Carson

Hi Panda Programmer I heard that you will be offering summer camps at Rachel Carson ES in the Kentlands (Gaithersbug) this summer. My child is currently enrolled in your after school class. Will they be continuing from where they left off, or will they be learning the material from the beginning? Thank you Jason from North Potomac

Kids Computer Programming in Rockville

Hello, I am looking for a kids computer programming class in the Rockville area. My children are 8 years old and 10 years old. Do you have any such offerings? Melinda

Summer Camp Gaithersburg

Hi Panda Programmer I see on your website that you are having a 1 week summer camp at Rachel Carson ES and Stone Mill ES in Gaithersburg. Is this summer camp open to all students? Or does the student have to be enrolled in that school? Thanks Martha from Germantown

Computer Class after the summer

Hello Panda Programmer: It looks like I missed your summer camps for the summer of 2015… Darn! My child is a 10 year old rising 5th grader and interested in programming computers, not just using them. Does Panda Programmer offer any computer classes for the fall? Thanks, Charles in Rockville