Abstract: The article represented describes theoretical and practical approaches to creation of non-formal educational systems called “St. Petersburg Children’s Computer Club” (CCCP). The CCCP project is based on the theory of socio-cultural development, as well as activity theory. The main principle of the system is represented by a multilevel set of interconnected modular courses on informatics, which allows pupils to choose the direction of self-education according to their interests and abilities. Results of CCCP project (progress, students’ achievements, etc) have been analyzed and have proven its productive use.
Keywords: non-formal educational systems, teaching informatics, computer club, vocational guidance, activity theory, development of abilities