Dr. Swati Popat Vats, with over 34 years of experience in education. She is President of Podar Education Network, of the Early Childhood Association of India, and of the Association for Primary Education and Research. She has developed the world’s first early childhood curriculum on coding and robotics, this is used at 498 Podar Jumbo Kids centers with over 45,000 children between the ages of 2 to 6 years. Her book, ‘Yash and Yashika learn about coding’, was recently published by Scholastic. It’s a book for early years and is unique as it helps children understand empathy and problem solving, creativity and responsible thinking, collaboration and cooperation. Its time to teach ‘technology literacy’ to young children if we want them to safely engage with technology now and in the future.