Coding Partnership With Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto

Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Hatch Coding to train teachers and deliver programs to RMHC Toronto students

TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hatch Coding is proud to announce a partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto to provide teacher training and computer programming lessons for children attending the RMHC Toronto School this academic year.

Since 1981, RMHC Toronto has served as a second home for families with seriously ill children undergoing hospital treatment. It keeps families together and close to the care they need. The on-site school for children living at the House is designed to help them keep up academically, make friends and bring a sense of normalcy to their lives. It is staffed by three full-time teachers.

In a statement about the partnership, Hatch co-founders and CEOs Emmanuelle Deaton and Peter Kuperman said: “We were so thrilled that the team at RMHC Toronto reached out to us about providing programming to their school students and training to their teachers. It is so important that every child be able to access education no matter how healthy or sick they are. We are very happy that we’ll be able to help them learn computer programming.”

They added, “Hatch appreciates the opportunity to support student learning at RMHC Toronto as students and families work through some challenging times and Hatch is proud to be part of the already incredible efforts at the organization.”

Hatch programs are project-based learning with a self-paced, mastery-based approach that allows students to learn at their own pace and go from being beginner to being intermediate coders in a relatively short period of time. The highly flexible nature of Hatch’s programs are an excellent fit for the RMHC Toronto School as the students have a wide variety of learning needs.

About RMHC Toronto: Since 1981, RMHC Toronto has served as a place to call home for families with seriously ill children undergoing treatment. RMHC Toronto encompasses a House for 81 families in downtown Toronto and seven Family Rooms in hospitals across the Greater Toronto Area and in Sudbury. The families we serve – 5,139 last year alone – come from throughout Ontario, across Canada and around the world.                                   

About Hatch Coding: Hatch Coding is used at nearly 300 public and private schools, has trained over 900 non-coders to teach JavaScript and Python, and taught over 20,000 students across the GTA, southern Ontario, Ottawa, and Boston. Hatch Coding is the leader in the computing immersion movement: innovating curriculum, projects, and exercises, and letting students learn natural computing languages and do requirements-based programming so that they are prepared for the future of work.

Christopher Fowler
Hatch Coding