This paper introduces an algorithmic approach to the analysis of bifurcation of limit cycles from the centers of nonlinear continuous differential systems via the averaging method. We develop three algorithms to implement the averaging method. The first algorithm allows to transform the considered differential systems to the normal formal of averaging. Here, we restricted the unperturbed term of the normal form of averaging to be identically zero. The second algorithm is used to derive the computational formulae of the averaged functions at any order. The third algorithm is based on the first two algorithms that determines the exact expressions of the averaged functions for the considered differential systems. The proposed approach is implemented in Maple and its effectiveness is shown by several examples. Moreover, we report some incorrect results in published papers on the averaging method.