Coding has been a buzzword in education curricula, but never for Early Years students—until now.
We know that when very young children are introduced to a foreign language, they pick it up with startling speed. It’s due to a phenomenon known as “critical period plasticity,” when the young brain is absorbing massive amounts of information in preparation for adult life. But if coding is the language of the 21st century, why wouldn’t you want to introduce your children to it at a very young age?
Eastwood International School has introduced a specialist computer science program for Early Years and Elementary Students; the first of its kind in the Middle East and especially in Lebanon.
Even if your child does not choose a career in programming, a working knowledge of code is becoming more and more critical. Fields from architecture to agriculture depend on increasingly complex technology, and those with a working knowledge of programming are significantly more empowered to understand both what’s happening and what’s possible. Not to mention that, as a discipline, coding also develops significant mental powers of logic, reasoning, math, and creativity.
We are confident that coding for Early Years will be standard in education in the future, but if you have a young child now, only Eastwood International School can offer the significant advantages of an early introduction to coding.