After School Programs
Multiple start dates
All experience levels welcome
Hardware + Software
What will kids learn?
At the end of the program, kids will learn technical and soft skills, including design, engineering, coding, problem solving and leadership.
What do kids make?
Kids will bring their invention to life. Projects include light shows, Minecraft contraptions, video games and night lights. Learn something awesome and make new friends!
MakerKids Experience and Skillset
Empower the leaders of tomorrow with the skills and mindsets to change the world.
Learn how to talk tech! Technology is all around us and, in our programs, kids learn how to create, design and invent. Through a hands-on experience, kids will master in Robotics, Coding or Minecraft.
Kids will bring their ideas to life with the help of the MakerKids team and knowledgebase.
21st Century Skills
Students work in teams to solve problems as well as create their own designs and inventions. Combining on- and off-screen work, our programs will advance skills in communication, leadership, design and critical thinking.
The MakerKids Difference
Our instructors are highly trained and come from various backgrounds, including engineering, theatre, music and design. They have worked at City of Toronto, P&G and YMCA. CEO, Jenn Turliuk, attended the Graduate Studies Program at NASA’s Singularity University and business school at Queen’s University.
Leading Edge Technology
We use leading edge technology used by industry professionals. We use Arduinos, which was used to prototype the Square Reader, in our robotics programs. Kids will work with real coding languages, wires, LEDs and more to create their robotic inventions.
Space to Experiment
Our makerspace is a safe space for kids to experiment. Our instructors are first aid trained and have police checks. We have students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. We are capable of working with kids with different learning abilities. Kids work in groups, design on and offscreen and have time for games/park.
My boys flourish here and look forward to it every week. They show social skills improvement and more confidence since coming to MakerKids and finding their “tribe.” Happy children make me a happy and grateful mom. Thanks MakerKids for creating programs for my quirky, “outside the box thinking” boys.Tammy
I love that the kids take the lead on their projects and learn how to achieve their goals Absolutely the kind of things my kids are interested in exploring in a guided setting!
This MakerKids Graduate learned key sound, robotics and design concepts and now runs his own business fixing stereo equipment in his neighbourhood!
Welcome to MakerKids and ice breakers
Instructors will guide students through key robotics functions while kids try it themselves and collaborate
Kids can have their snacks, play games and explore our Inspiration Station
|5:00-5:40||Let’s get Making!
Kids will experiment and create their own project and invention from the lesson
|5:45-5:55||Show and tell
See the work the kids have created!
- All materials for activities
- Laptops to use
- Experienced instructors
- One-on-one coaching
- Kids may take home their digital projects
- Badge of completion
Classes are 2 hours and run once a week for 10 weeks ($16.25/hour!). Our after-school (Monday-Thursday) classes run from 4-6pm and our evening programs run from 6-8pm. Our weekend classes are 10am-12pm, 1-3pm and 3-5pm.
All our programs take place at our Toronto MakerSpace at 2451 Bloor St. West, in Bloor West Village (across from Jane subway station). Ages 8-12.
All MakerKids STEM Programs
Spring term starts April 25!
Save $25 when you sign up before April 11! (select programs)
Why Choose MakerKids?
21st Century Skills
Our kids' STEM programs teach and encourage a wide variety of skills. Soft skills: A) confidence B) social skills and C) engagement. Technical skills: A) coding, B) design, and C) electronics.
We’ve developed curriculum for Intel and trained staff from the Toronto Public Library and various school boards. Programs are designed and created by industry professionals and makers.
MakerKids graduates have started businesses, led classes, been featured on national TV and have shown academic and social improvement in and outside of school.
MakerKids was named “Best Kids’ Workshops” by Toronto Life Magazine. We run programs at schools throughout the GTA, such as Toronto French School, Kingsway College, and more.
Does my child need experience coding or any of the programs?
Our classes are open to new and experienced kids of all backgrounds. With our small ratio of 1 instructor for every 8 kids, our instructors will be able to work with each child’s individual needs. We go over fundamentals and may hold breakout sessions for beginners and advanced students.
Do we have to bring our own laptop and supplies?
We will provide all the materials needed for the program and activities, which may include laptops, Arduinos, mics, wires and more. Kids may bring their own laptops.
What will my kid make?
Kids will create different inventions. Kids are in charge of their own projects, from start to finish, and can design their own creations. Some past robotics projections include: cat alarms, voice records and sound machines that can play a multitude of notes! There are no physical take-aways in the program, as materials are reused and re-purposed for future students. Kids will leave with a comprehensive understanding of robotics, design, electronics and coding skills.