CompuChild® of Fairfield County Connecticut
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At CompuChild we provide an extraordinary atmosphere for students to learn while having fun. The activities are designed to trigger young children’s lively imaginations and build their self-confidence. Our classes are STEM focus. We introduce children to the expanding world of technology, teaching them its functions, capabilities and possibilities. We offer hands-on learning activities for kids.
If you would like to participate outside of the school, CompuChild offers workshop on weekends.
Is your LEGO® fan having a birthday? CompuChild can organize workshop.
Mindstorms NXT workshops in May 2013 (Sundays 5,12,19,26)
Summer Camp - LEGO Robotics & Engineering and Mindstorms NXT
Programs Offered by CompuChild
LEGO Mindstorms NXT
Mindstorms is technology focused class. Lego Mindstorm is for students to learn how to build and program robots varying degrees of difficulty. Students will download pre-programmed sequences to help them begin to see the possibilities of their robot and then challenge themselves, and each other, to modify the program, using their own ideas, to make the robot perform additional maneuvers. The heart of the system is the NXT brick, an autonomous LEGO microprocessor that can be programmed with/without using computer. Once the students have designed their own programs, they are able to download it to the NXT Intelligent Brick. The program is sent from their laptop to the NXT using a USB cable. The NXT then executes the code that it receives from their computer. Developing programs with LEGO MINDSTORMS is intuitive and exciting.
For students Grade 4+
Simple & Motorized Mechanisms
Its engineering time! Build and explore machines and understand their mechanisms, investigate motorized Legos, and study gearing mechanisms. If you like building with LEGO bricks you will love these new concepts for building and developing mechanical understanding of the world around us. We will do buddy building. Sprinkled between builds will be opportunities to team build and problem solve in groups. We can build dragster, dogbot, race car, shift gear cars, etc.
Robotics WE DO
Students will build LEGO Robots and connect it to the computer. LEGO® Robotics classes would help students to understand a link between the virtual world (Computers and programming) and the physical world (represented by LEGO® models). Students would learn basics of programming, engineering and constructing. Students will build dancing birds, drumming monkeys, hungry alligators etc. and explore the many creative possibilities of engineering with the help of our instructors.
Learn, Explore and Create! Computer Art classes are designed to encourage a kid to work on a creative projects. The classes are for young artist. Each week we will make new fun project.
In our six weeks session, we will learn basics of photography by taking photos using our digital camera and edit by decorating it with stamps and borders. We will make our sketch photo book, personalized tablemats, magnetic stickers, calendar and cards.
Programs for Pre-school
Learn with Fun
We offer basic technology and enrichment classes for preschoolers. Preschoolers learn basic concepts of technology using softwares that emphasis on math, science and arts. Students would start with learning the names of the computer and within few months they would be writing their name in MS Word. We provide enrichment class where kids can make stickers, cards etc.
LEGO Robotics for preschooler:
We offer LEGO® Robotics for preschoolers. Kids uses LEGO® to build the robot with our instructor and then we will program the robot to spin, move, kick, or add music. Kids will explore their imagination come up with ideas of what they would like their robot to do and we would help them their robot do the task.
Komal holds a Masters degree in Computer Management and over 12 years of corporate IT experience. She and her family, including two young children, live in Westport, Connecticut.
She has enjoyed teaching her two young children about technology. As she has watched her children's love for computers grow and seen first hand the positive impact in their lives, Komal decided that she wanted to make a difference in the lives of other children too.
Komal Vora, Program Director
Phone: (203) 921-7905