Partnership Enables Code Ninjas Centers to Introduce Coding to Children as Young as Four
Code Ninjas, the world’s largest and fastest growing coding franchise, announced its exclusive partnership with codeSpark Academy, an award-winning coding platform for young children. The companies are teaming up to bring coding education and its benefits to a younger group of learners at Code Ninjas centers through a brand-new program – Code Ninjas JR.
codeSpark Academy’s proven curriculum will power the Code Ninjas JR program at select Code Ninjas locations beginning this fall. The program will combine codeSpark’s highly accessible and powerful coding platform with the hands-on activities, guidance, and live interaction available at Code Ninjas locations. Reading skills are not required, allowing younger children and those with learning disabilities to gain logic, problem solving, and teamwork skills.
“This partnership is a huge step forward in technology education because it brings together two world-class brands to make coding more accessible and fun for kids,” said Code Ninjas co-founder and CEO David Graham. “We are thrilled to be working with codeSpark to reach even younger learners. With Code Ninjas JR, we can introduce pre-readers to STEM, which we know will benefit them later in life.”
Code Ninjas is known for teaching children ages 7-14 how to code by building their own video games in a fun, safe, and inspiring environment. With a nine-belt curriculum inspired by martial arts, Code Ninjas keeps kids excited and engaged, while parents see their children gain life-changing STEM skills. codeSpark Academy is the most-used coding app for kids ages 5-9, turning programming into play with a mix of curriculum-based puzzles, powerful creative tools, and lovable characters called The Foos.
“Code Ninjas shares our vision of making fun and effective computer science education available to all children,” said codeSpark Academy co-founder and CEO Grant Hosford. “We’re excited they picked our award-winning platform to teach young kids how to create with code and look forward to supporting the rapid growth of the Code Ninjas JR program.”