Online Coding Classes for Kids

We’re Real Programming 4 Kids, where kids learn computer programming in small classes with a maximum of 4 students per instructor. RP4K is excited to offer 18-week virtual programming lessons through our team of Canadian Instructors.
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The Real Programming 4 Kids Benefits

8 locations in Ontario and online coding classes available
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4-Student Maximum

Our computer classes have a maximum of 4 students per instructor. We offer personalized care and instruction that is second to none. No student minimums in any class we offer so if you register for a programming class, it will run.
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Year-Round Classes

We operate summer computer programming camps and weekly school season classes which means the learning and the fun never stop! Inquire about our next session and book a free trial class for your child any time of year.

21+ Years Experience

We’ve been offering programming courses since 1999 throughout Canada. There’s nobody in the industry that boasts a track record as long and successful as ours. Read our testimonials and see the kind of impact we’ve had on our students.
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Real Instructors

Each RP4K instructor is a post-secondary student, specializing in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Our instructors are able to give students the inside track on what to expect as a programmer in high school and beyond.

Real Math

Without math, video games wouldn’t exist. Each course is like a hidden math lesson. All of our courses apply math from simple counting of integers right up to 3D vectors and trigonometry. Who knew math could be this fun? RP4K was founded by a Mathematician - Elliott Bay M.Sc. (Mathematics).
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Real Fun

Teachers often say it’s tough to compete with video games. So we don’t. We use them to a student’s advantage. But let’s face it, when you’re a kid you just want to have a good time! Our classes are informal and relaxed, but most of all, FUN!

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4-students max per class
Year round classes
Real Canadian instructors
21+ years of experience
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ABOUT RP4K

Real Programming 4 Kids instructors are based in Canada, and are university undergraduates, graduate students, or recent grads. Let our students and their parents tell you about their experience with RP4K. Take a few minutes to learn more about us with live footage from some of our classes!
ABOUT US
21+
Years In Business
20,000+
Number Of Students
8
Locations in Ontario
35
Instructors
10,000,000+
Lines of Code

Meet the Team

With years of experience in teaching and a comprehensive programming background, our teachers are the most qualified in the industry for their role. They focus on helping each individual child learn the programming skills they require for the future, while creating an engaging learning environment. Their work helps kids across the region develop their passion for computer programming while instilling valuable knowledge regarding challenging concepts.

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Why Choose Computer Programming for your Kids?

Teaching children programming ensures they are better able to use logic in problem-solving for the years ahead. Programming knowledge helps children structure their ideas more effectively while developing their grasp of challenging technical concepts. The resulting computer knowledge empowers children to greater success in the future as computers and other devices become integral in our lives.

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No-risk Free Trial

We offer a FREE Trial Class so you can check out what we’re all about and gauge your level of interest. Even better, we can find the right fit for your child to help ensure their success. Finding the right class for your child is our #1 priority.

Top Coding Languages

Learn video game industry standard programming languages such as Python, Java, C#, C++ and Unity. We’re proud to offer a challenging learning environment for all skill levels, with all the fun of video games.

Real Programming

We’re thrilled to see so many fun video game design camps being offered these days. However, most camps use drag-and-drop game making software, requiring minimal programming knowledge. We only teach REAL programming – just like the pros.

See what our clients have to say...

Marvin Colebrooke
Marvin Colebrooke
01:12 24 May 21
Wonderful place. Wonderful people!
Eric Luedtke
Eric Luedtke
21:17 31 Mar 21
My daughter has been using this programme for 5 years now, and consistently through the past 2 years. She just loves it! It's been helping with her math and science marks, and teaching her a good, in depth understanding of coding. She's gone from doing art as a hobby to considering how her work can be used in such things as game design. She's no longer just a passive consumer of media but now sees our computer as an active piece of equipment in the same vein as her kayak, bicycle and drafting station. RP4K does an excellent job of facilitating this, adapting to her atypical learning challenges, and presenting a very professional online learning interface, which is FAR beyond the Board of Ed. product she has to use. I would recommend this to any parent who wants to give their children the tools needed to thrive in a rapidly changing world, in a format that makes acquiring them the highlight of their week.
Erika Graffunder
Erika Graffunder
22:27 10 Feb 21
I can not recommend RP4K highly enough. I would give them 6 out of 5 stars if I could. When my son asked to try a programming class, I had no idea of the journey he was about to embark on. He is learning practical skills in a programming language used by professionals and loving every minute of it. Zander leaves programming class beaming most days about what he has been able to achieve. This practical, hands-on series of classes is fantastic for the curious mind. It is the perfect course to allow for online engagement in a meaningful way. Zander has completed 3 courses to date and continues to climb up the ladder with the aspiration to eventually be able to create his own game from scratch. The course instills confidence in a practical skill and in math. In addition to being a great program for kids and providing me with a report card to help understand progress, RP4K have been exceptional communicators across the board, Thank-you RP4K! I recommend you every chance I get!Erika
Mason MacKinnon [Student]
Mason MacKinnon [Student]
15:02 29 Jan 21
Legend Requium
Legend Requium
03:18 15 Jan 21
My 8 year old son is on his third program with Real Programming 4 Kids and he is loving it! It is the highlight of his week and he is learning so much, making new friends, and using his coding skills in everyday life. I was very impressed with how quickly and seamlessly RP4K was able to transition from in person to online classes. The continuity of the program was very important for my son during the pandemic. While we were happy with the in person classes, we definitely find the online program works for us. My son is able to maintain his program and communicate with his online friends despite the provincial shutdowns, and the quality of the instruction and the program itself is exactly the same. I would highly recommend this program. The customer service is wonderful, the approach is very personalized and it is a fun, fantastic learning opportunity. On a personal note, a giant thank you to RP4K for all the effort you put in to keep our kids coding! During a difficult time, RP4K provided a positive outlet to keep my son connected to his friends.
ESTELLE CHAPINKER
ESTELLE CHAPINKER
16:43 04 Jan 21
Julian, age 10, has been enrolled with RP4K for three courses. He has completed classes both in-person, and virtually, with RP4K.Julian had very much enjoyed his first class which had been in-person, and was impressed with how seamlessly RP4K pivoted last March to an online platform. He now prefers this platform. He loves that RP4K offers proper Programming courses, and not simply Coding classes. Each lesson is a mini maths, and science class within the game. Also currently in development are specialized maths courses for Programmers.The students are evaluated prior to placement and RP4K groups students by ability. RP4K is clearly highly selective in their hiring because not only are all of the instructors subject matter experts, they’re skilled in teaching children. It’s one thing to be a good communicator with adults but it’s a gift to be skilled at teaching children. Instructors make classes fun, and engaging by taking mini lessons such as calculating the slope of a line for students at age 9, and making that skill applicable to the child’s interests.RP4K truly offers a unique experience with the depth, breath, and fun that young minds crave.
Paul Teitelman
Paul Teitelman
20:44 26 Aug 20
Booked one of their free online coding classes for kids for my cousin and he absolutely loved it!! He's hooked now and signed up for one of their coding courses.Really great accessible material and all the teachers and course instructions were super helpful and very responsive.Highly recommended keep up the great work!
Ahsan Baloch [Student]
Ahsan Baloch [Student]
01:58 16 Jun 19
Carmelita T
Carmelita T
17:51 22 Jan 19
London Location: Our child has been attending RP4K and is in his second year. He really loves coding and wants to build a career around it. As a parent there is great value in these programs --- and we thank RP4K for their flexibility as our child is also an athlete which means we have to reschedule from time to time for competitive sports activities.
R R
R R
16:17 07 Dec 18
Since 2011, our son and daughter have taken 10 courses each with RP4K at two different locations. The courses are very well designed and the instructors have all been wonderful. The admin team at RP4K are focused on ensuring clients have a positive experience and they always go the extra mile - they have been really good to us. Our kids have taken computer programming in school now and are miles ahead. Our experience with RP4K has been a full 5 stars over 7 years - we recommend RP4K very highly. Its simply one of the best things we've done for our children.
pema lai
pema lai
17:44 29 Jun 18
I would rate RP4K and Rob for 6412 stars if I could!!!!! I took a course of Visual Basic Pizza Bandit and it was perfect for a beginner like me. Rob was an excellent instructor. He made the instructions very clear. It was very fun!!! I will definitely join more courses in the coming months.
Chengdu China
Chengdu China
20:35 13 Jun 18
RP4K is very useful and helpful for my son to get in the University of Waterloo computer science program. My son learned C# and had a wonderful time in an educative environment. This course improved his creative thinking through the game he developed by encouraging him to add unique features.
Daniel DuPlessis
Daniel DuPlessis
01:02 31 May 18
We have two kids who have been on regular enrollment at R4PK for a few years now, so I think we are in a position to judge the effectiveness of the program.My twelve year old son is a strong programmer by now after moving through various languages (VB, C#, C++, Java) and has built enough of a foundation that enables him to pick up new languages (like Javascript) on his own quickly. My younger son is still working through the intermediate courses but has gotten a love for the visual design.My sense is that the program presented by RP4K is effective due to interesting projects (the games line up with what most kids like), small classes and excellent instructors.Both my wife and I are in technical fields and we could have attempted to teach our kids ourselves, but I think there are things that are just done better in a structured class setting.For our boys we prioritized the in-school term programs above the summer camps (although we do the odd summer camp too), although we know parents who do it the other way. But either way, to build strong programming skills, we believe that it is best to sustain this over multiple years and frequent (weekly) exposure. So there is value when taking this path to try and sustain it and see it as a multi-year investment.The tuition can be costly, but given the doors that it could open, I feel it is a sound investment.So I give this a 5 out of 5.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who do I contact for support regarding my child’s RP4K course?

Contact info@realprogramming.com to get assistance regarding your RP4K course link, to notify us of upcoming absences, or to get in touch with staff to find out about your child’s progress.

What happens in a RP4K class?

In a RP4K class, an instructor leads a group of no more than 4 students in building a game. This is done in a 1, 1.5, or 2 hour class session during our Weekly coding for kids classes, or 3 hours per day over 1-2 weeks for our Coding Summer Camps for kids.

Students are challenged to learn the patterns of object-oriented programming through demonstration and repeated challenges and will be tasked to complete quizzes and customize their game when they complete the base content.

All of our classes will be conducted virtually until further notice.

What about a first-day setup?

In the first class, expectations are set, policies reviewed, and the game that students are challenged to complete is previewed and demonstrated. Students will be invited to Canvas, our online learning platform, if it is required for the course. They will begin learning how to code while making the game the course is based on.

How will my child connect to the class?

For our online coding classes for kids, parents are provided a Zoom link to be bookmarked or made a shortcut on the student’s computer once a class has been confirmed. Zoom should be downloaded on the computer and not used through the browser, as the browser version does not provide sufficient screen-sharing functionality. For issues installing or using Zoom, see the Zoom Help Centre.

What kind of computer can my child use for RP4K classes?

Students should use a Windows or MacOS device for our programs, as RP4K cannot guarantee the coding programs will run on other devices. Please do not use a Chromebook, iPhone, or Android device as it is not sufficient for our classes. Students must have administrator privileges on their devices, be aware of their username and password, and use an email account for Canvas. Students must be familiar with the device they will be using. Please refer to the RP4K Hardware/Software Requirements.

What if my student is not interested in creating these games?

Talk to us! We are always looking for students who are more than interested in creating their own games, and that is something we want to help them achieve. Not every student is focused on coding games, and other applications of programming can be just as interesting.

RP4K tailors learning to students' goals by actively involving them in the learning process, helping them choose the most interesting coding programming languages and tools for their interests.

How do RP4K instructors keep students focused online?

RP4K starts with a free-trial assessment that is designed to learn about a student so we can best provide them with the appropriate challenges for their level. The trial requires them to actively participate via voice, chat, and annotating on the screen with drawing tools.

Ultimately, we use our trial assessment to help determine the proper course for each student that will interest them and suit their experience level.

Students are actively engaged and required to be focused. Student success is carefully monitored, participation details are recorded, and issues with attentiveness will be addressed immediately. Students should be respectful of their peers and stay off communication applications, games, or other distractions such as a phone during class time.

How can I as a parent contribute to the success of my child?

Parents should regularly engage with their child about their coding program. Students are regularly encouraged to discuss what they learned and continue the learning process outside of class time. Parents are encouraged to check-in with their child during class time, observe the classroom environment, and communicate with us about any concerns or delays during class. Downtime is limited to students completing challenges and short breaks during longer sessions.
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