A Chandler-based technology curriculum provider for Pre-K to Kindergarten students is bringing their innovative programs to Scottsdale. Future Kiddie, a company that teaches beginning to advanced computer skills and the principles of S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to kids at nineteen East Valley preschools, is now instructing little ones at the Goddard School on Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.

  Founded by Ken Chan and his sister Linda in 2010, Future Kiddie classes use mini-laptops designed for small hands and Puterbugs Technology software.

The program for kids three to six years of age is embedded into school curriculums and consists of weekly or bi-weekly 30-40 minute classes.

Each class starts with an interactive lesson overview by the Chan’s followed by computer time. Specialized software integrates science, technology, engineering, math, letter and number recognition, problem-solving and other components into the program through a combination of fun word games and other exercises to teach students basic to advanced computer skills and keyboarding.

Linda Chan says, “What is unique about our program is the focus on keyboarding. We teach the preschoolers how to type and about computer navigation. These are essential skills and, as schools move from traditional pencil and paper tests to online testing, this will help our students be more comfortable during testing later on.”

The owner of the Goddard School in Scottsdale, Natalia Elfimova, says, “We’re excited to bring these classes to our students. This program not only teaches basic computer skills, it introduces the children to sophisticated concepts like wireless networks and understanding the functions of a browser, but it also helps with language development, social learning, logic and creativity.”

The Goddard School is Future Kiddie’s newest location. The company also provides the program to students at nineteen East Valley schools located in Tempe, Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert and Mesa.

“Many schools want to offer technology programs but can’t afford to. We bring in the equipment and instructors so schools don’t have to purchase computers, allocate storage space or hire staff. We offer a cost-effective solution to educators,” adds Linda.

The Chans also own and operate The Mighty PC, a company which provides high-quality repurposed computers to businesses and schools nationwide.

According to Ken Chan, “It’s important for young children to be exposed to computer science and STEM principles. Like learning a second language, studies show that the earlier a child is exposed to technology, and the more they practice, it gets easier plus it increases their retention rate.”

For more information on Future Kiddie or to schedule a demonstration, visit www.futurekiddie.com, call 480-331-3068 or email FutureKiddie@FutureKiddie.com.