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Coding and children – why children at early age must learn coding?

Rodionova Natalja



Everyone now owns a smartphone or a computer and use the devices every day to communicate with friends, share stories, read news, watch video and much more. All this is possible because of coding or programming – a basic skill of the digital age.


Children who learn coding get important experience that combines communication, thinking, logic and problem solving. These are the 21st century skills that are valuable for the future success in our digital world.


What is coding?


It is a process of creating step-by-step instructions for a computer. Games, tablets, cars, smartphones—even washing machines—all use coding to function properly.


Nowadays children can start learning coding even at very early age – like 5 y.o. through playing games. Early coding is fun and exciting. The earlier children learn the basics of coding, the more easily they will be able to understand and apply coding later in life. Especially for the young children you do not even need a computer to teach basics of programming. That is possible because of precoding educational games.


Some parents think that coding is very complicated, but actually it is very accessible. Through the game activities children are introduced to programming language concepts, like up and downbackward and forwardleft and right.  Coding is like a game. It’s very engaging for children.


Coding involves understanding reasoning and logic


When children think about direction, location, and movement they improve their math skills in a very practical way.


Coding encourage problem solving


When activities like coding provide a challenge for a user or when there are several ways of solving the same problem, children can consider different paths for finding solutions and choose the most efficient strategy. In these activities, planning ahead is the key to success.


Coding Terms


  • Code: A set of instructions for a computer
  • Coding: The process of creating step-by-step instructions a computer understand and needs in order for its programs to work.
  • Precoding activities: Developmentally appropriate games and activities in which children explore some of the concepts involve in coding in ways that are meaningful to them.


Junior Computer Academy STEP provides digital after-school education for children in Phnom Penh. We accept children from 8 to 14 y.o. and teach them basics of coding, web development, design and even how to create own computer games!


Junior Computer Academy STEP has a unique methodology to teach children digital skills and is providing education in 15 countries.


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STEP IT Academy Cambodia becomes a licensed Institute

Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport have approved STEP IT Academy Cambodia institute license as of July 2022.

Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport have approved STEP IT Academy Cambodia institute license as of July 2022. This license upgrade means that students at professional programs in STEP IT Academy Cambodia upon successful examination results may receive an Associate Degree in the corresponding major in accordance to Cambodian educational standards. Upon graduation, students will receive: STEP IT Academy international diploma STEP IT Academy Institute Associate degree in Cambodia International certificates from CISCO and Autodesk, depending on the examination taken Official transcript of exams. Mrs. Rodionova Natalja, Director of the STEP IT Academy Institute said: “We are grateful to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in Cambodia for recognizing our efforts and upgrading our license to become an Institute in Cambodia, that would allow our students to benefit from the Associate degree possibilities.” STEP IT Academy Institute offers students associate de

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Advanced Digital Skills Program Graduation event

IT Academy STEP Cambodia holds a graduation event for the Advanced Digital Skills program, which was created in partnership with UNDP Cambodia.

After 5 months of intensive training, as well as completing final graduation projects, 24 students have successfully graduated from a special program in Advanced Digital Skills, which was created and delivered by IT Academy STEP Cambodia in partnership with UNDP Cambodia. Students had a unique opportunity to join training programs, which were offered with 100% scholarship, and study one of the majors: 1. Digital Marketing 2. Data Science and Analytics Fundamentals. Those programs included both soft and professional skills, as well as a strong focus on professional portfolio development. Students in the Digital Marketing program have developed marketing strategies for the brands of their choice, defining communication channels, brand strategies, creating communication materials and setting up communication KPIs. Students in Data Science and Analytics Fundamentals worked in the teams to create case studies with useful insights, following the data analysis and applying skil

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IT Academy STEP Cambodia partners with DATACAMP DONATES

IT Academy STEP Cambodia partners with DATACAMP DONATES to bring international learning opportunities in digital up-skilling for Cambodian students.

IT Academy STEP Cambodia is honored to announce a new partnership with DataCamp, the leading international interactive learning platform for data science and analytics. Thanks to the partnership, students in Cambodia get free access to data science and analytics training to be ready for the growing demand for qualified specialists with a strong understanding of data science for the growing IT industry in Cambodia and abroad.  Students from the Advanced Digital Skills program, which is executed in partnership with UNDP Cambodia, receive intensive training in Data Science and Analytics fundamentals, as well as in Digital Marketing with a total duration of 6 months. By having an access to DataCamp resources, students now can have a better online learning experience, with a possibility to practice and make a progress faster under the guidance of qualified IT Academy STEP Cambodia trainers.  The aim of the program is to encourage diversity and inclusion in digital up-skilling

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Stand with Ukraine! IT Academy STEP invites to join the efforts.

IT Academy STEP is seeking help to support Ukrainian refugee children in Poland.

IT Academy STEP Cambodia is a branch of an international training center, IT Academy STEP, that was established in 1999 in Ukraine. Since the war in Ukraine was started by the Russian Federation on February 24, 2022, many of our colleagues lost their homes, loved ones and some lost their lives. Some of IT Academy STEP branches are destroyed completely.  However, IT Academy STEP keeps working even during this devasting crisis, creating free online lessons for Ukrainian children on Youtube, as well as giving access to online learning with the Unicorn school.  International branches of IT Academy STEP in Switzerland, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Poland work directly with the refugees. IT Academy STEP Cambodia joins an initiative to collect devices, such as tablets, smartphones and laptops to support Ukrainian refugee children in Poland, many of whom lost everything. The number of Ukrainian refugees in Poland has exceeded 2 million people, which is already more than t

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