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Awards & Recognition
- 2019 Best Of Winner - Toronto4Kids.com
- 2019 Tease Tea Founders Fund Finalist
- 2018 Best STEM Programs for Kids - Toronto4Kids.com
- 2018 Best Places In Toronto To Learn How To Code - NOW
- "Techie Kids" - Vice Canada
- ‘Innovative Women” - Randstad
Sheri Allain (Mom & Chief Lizard)
“Everybody...should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think” - Steve Jobs
I introduced my daughters to coding at a very young age (4, 7) as I was increasingly reading how important it was to build math skills, problem-solving, grit and self-confidence. It's also a future career opportunity for well-paying, high-demand jobs!
Their early introduction to coding was a nice start, but I couldn’t help but feel that something was missing. Few coding schools had 'girl-friendly' curriculum with non-violent games or programs for younger children, or their programs were extremely pricey and required giving up valuable weekend time to travel there and back.
Fortunately, I come from a family of teachers and entrepreneurs, so I’m passionate about learning and unafraid to build something from scratch. I created Codezilla with my daughters and their friends in mind. Our mission is simple: ‘Safe, Educational Fun’:
- Teacher-endorsed curriculum taught by passionate and police-checked university students, at neighborhood schools, daycares and camps across Toronto
- Kid-friendly software and screen-free STEM toys, so kids learning real coding terms and early computational thinking (i.e. logically breaking a complex problem into smaller steps)
- STEM programs for kindergarteners and girls, such as our innovative Doll Makers, Toy Makers and our best-selling Slime & Circuits
Three years later, it’s rewarding to know that thousands of children are enjoying our STEM and coding programs originally inspired by my daughters. It's super tech-rific to have parents, teachers and principals repeatedly welcoming us into their school!
Teacher-endorsed. Mom-run. Kid-focused.
Coding and STEM / STEAM Instructors
Third year Digital Media student at York University. I love coding, dancing, running, video games, and helping others understand the world of programming!
Third year Global Health major at U of T! Love music, movies, video-games, and biology!! All-around geek who has an interest in tech and working with kids!
Information Technology at York University. Love to play video games, especially MMO’s.
Apart from playing, I love learning and teaching. Don’t let my age fool you, I’m a big kid now!
Ryerson 2nd year Comp Sci. Love game development, playing video games, and robotics. Huge food & cooking enthusiast.
Programming is sweet: it’s a way to express yourself in the form of games and animations.
First year student at Ryerson University studying Financial Mathematics.
I love teaching and learning anything and everything, but if I'm not coding, you'll likely find me painting 🙂
Fourth year electrical engineering at Ryerson University. 5 years of basic programming experience.
I'm excited to learn new things and to teach what I know.
4th year Machine Learning and Data mining student at U of T. Crazy about AI and want to create tomorrow's future.
Total tech nerd and coding is my language. Let's invent and Innovate!
I'm a fourth year Computer Science student at York University. I myself have a little sister, I enjoy sharing the fun of programming with her and all other kids!
Completed my MA in Clinical Counseling . Now working towards being a licensed psychotherapist. I've taught clay/sculpting workshops with kids for many years in several schools and camps. I can teach you how to make a dragon with modeling clay!
I'm a fourth year psychology specialist at the University of Toronto. I love to teach, create new things, and play sports!
Completed a BSc in biochemistry and a post-grad in cybersecurity. A wise person on the internet once said: “It is the execution of code that compiles dreams into reality.” I hope to help kids have fun building things they like!
Currently in my third year at UofT as a Math and Stats Major with a CS minor.
I really enjoy playing/making games, so I want to teach kids to do the same!
Freelance software developer who’s also passionate about teaching! On the side, I am a circus artist. I love both tech and art and helping kids develop a love of learning of both 🙂
2nd year Comp Sci student at YorkU. Passionate about programming and teaching.
"If you aren't having fun, you're doing it wrong"