Hi there! I’m Stefan, co-founder of The Little Coders.
Children today learn very differently than they did years ago – the jobs and opportunities of the future aren’t always covered in rapidly-aging textbooks. When I graduated with my computer science degree from the University of Craiova in Romania, I knew that I wanted to make a difference in the talented minds of young students. I wanted to bring the beautiful and complex world of coding to the classroom so I could share my passion – as well as help support a new generation of coding experts and enthusiasts.
For six years, I taught computer science to children from 5th to 12th grade and found it incredibly rewarding: this was the beginning of what would later grow into The Little Coders.
In 2004, I was fortunate enough to be selected for a special via through a diversity immigrant program. That year, my wife and I eagerly made the journey to the United States. For the next four years, I worked as CNC programmer and freelanced in website design. In 2009 teamed up with my friend Aldi to create Chicago Computerland LLC, an IT support company in Chicago’s Lincoln Park area.
Our joint venture was a huge success, and we opened another location in Glenview in 2016 to meet growing demands from our customer base. Aldi and I have since assembled an incredible team and a wonderful customer base, which freed up time for me to pursue a new dream: a coding school for children.
In the last year, my wonderfully bright daughters – ages 5 and 8 – have watched my IT work with interest, and insisted I teach them more and more about coding. Working with children again has been fantastic, and now I want to inspire that same enthusiasm in your child, giving them important problem-solving, logic and computer skills that will last a lifetime and help them in careers later on. I have decades of experience in both computer science and teaching in a classroom setting, and your child can now benefit from both in a nurturing, supportive environment, surrounded by young like-minded peers.
Today, I’m proud to announce that The Little Coders is a Glenview, IL coding school for children that is now accepting student applications. The complexity of each lesson is age-appropriate, of course, and I’m confident that once your child attends one of my youth coding classes, they’ll learn to love it just as I do. I can’t wait to meet you and your child, and take them through the fantastic world of coding and computer programming!