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We know you might have questions and we want them answered! Here is a non-extensive list of the most common questions we get from our channels of communication. 

iSTEAM Lab FAQ

iSTEAM Labs is the name of Coded Minds Before and Afer School program.

 

We are inspired by inquiry play-based learning, creative iSTEAM experiences, and Growth Mindset explorations. These philosophies assist children, youth, and educators in building digital fluency, emotional intelligence, and creative thinking skills. This is the base for developing a diverse community of capable lifelong learners that will lead our future.

iSTEAM is an approach to learning that utilizes Innovation, Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics as access points for directing inquiry, collaboration, and critical thinking. Coded Minds creates programming to further enrich education by utilizing coding, robotics, and engaging project-based curriculum to ignite curiosity in lifelong learning.

Coded Minds Before and Afterschool programs are fully licensed. Check out our licensing documents at our iSTEAM Labs programs website (Banting and BestEric HarvieRamsaySimons ValleyTuscany). Go to the end of the page to find the documents.

Super easy. Go to our iSTEAM lab page, select the program you wish to apply for, follow the instructions and wait for us to contact you. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Yes, we have and we contact parents whenever a spot is available.

STEAM is an approach to learning that utilizes Innovation, Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics as access points for directing inquiry, collaboration, and critical thinking. Coded Minds creates programming to further enrich education by utilizing coding, robotics, and engaging project-based curriculum to ignite curiosity in lifelong learning.

Does Coded Minds offer...

Unfortunately, Coded Minds only serve families who have children enrolled at the Calgary Board of Education Schools we serve (Banting and Best, Eric Harvie, Ramsay, Simons Valley and Tuscany).

Coded Minds offers part-time care child-care. Normally these are before school or after school care. Contact us if you have a unique situation.

Yes for both. Coded Minds follows the Calgary Board of Education school calendar and has extended child-care hours on professional development and non-instructional days.

This is one of our differentials! Coded Minds programs have 2 extra services in our programs – a teacher-led learning session called LevelUp and Food services (snack, breakfast and/or lunch) through a partner (Fueling Minds).

Coded Minds does not provide food services, however, we partnered with Fueling Minds to offer several meal plans to parents for an affordable price. Check our Food services page for more details.

Unfortunately, Coded Minds follows the Calgary Board of Education calendar, which means that our programs are closed during summer break and holiday season as well as in all holidays in Alberta. However, we offer Summer Camps during the summer break at several locations in Calgary.