Coding Resources for Kids Ages 7-17

Online Learning

There are several free options for self-guided learning online:

In addition, there are many excellent free curriculums that teachers, childcare workers, and parents can use with groups of kids:


One of those most fun ways to learn coding is through toys and gadgets that use coding. Here are a few options:

Programs for Kids

Coding Resources for Kids in Springfield, MO

Girls Who Code - several clubs exist in Springfield and surrounding cities

Project Lead The Way - schools in Springfield and surrounding areas use this curriculum

CSI Springfield (SPS) - Computer Science field trip for middle school students

Hack 4 Good SGF - High School programming contest

Discovery Center STEM summer camps

Coding Resources for Young Adults in Springfield, MO

Aspire to Innovate - a program by the Missouri Career Center teaching IT skills

Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week SGF (12/03-12/09)

Regional/National Programs

Woz U Coder Camps

Coding and Cupcakes (Kansas City)

Deaf Kids Can Code (Indiana)

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