Their vision is to fully realize the potential in every child for higher-order thinking and problem solving through computer science, and to empower those kids to be the best innovators and creators. They are leading the way for kids to exercise all areas of their minds and manage the complexity of hard problems in order to solve them, and to improve the skills and motivation around technology so that kids are prepared for the future.
Headquartered in Hermosa Beach, California, UCode was created to address the lack of software development education for kids. They have built a great growing team of 36 teachers to ensure their vision is fulfilled. They are continuing to create and refine their learning platform, teaching methodologies and curriculum to scale beyond California and have UCode centers everywhere. They’ve now begun teaching through the Internet with live teachers, allowing them to reach any home or school in the world today.
Their team of teachers, administrators and authors allows their students to really challenge themselves. Their rapid growth is not only due to the success of their happy students and parents, it’s also because they truly care about their staff as well. Together they foster an environment where everyone, staff and students, is engaged and learning.
UCode was founded in 2012 by Scott Mueller, a computer science graduate from the University of California at Santa Barbara. His initial foray into education occurred when his son, Ken, was 4 years old. Scott felt an enormous obligation to ensure his son was stimulating all areas of his mind in order to maximize the window of opportunity when a child’s brain is still growing. So he taught Ken typical subjects like math and english. However, math was different. Whereas it was difficult for Ken to read advanced books due their vocabulary, jokes, sarcasm, idioms and general requirement for life experience, math had no limits.
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