Afterschool STEM programs

Give your Child a competitive advantage in our technology driven world. MakerKids Afterschool STEM Programs for Kids age 6-13 prepare kids for the future with award winning STEM programming. Join us after school or on weekends at one of our Toronto locations, or virtually from the comfort of your own home.

After-School Programs

Mini Maker | Idea Incubator | Coding | Robotics | Minecraft

Mini Makers

Welcome mini MakerKids! This program is designed for little ones who like to think big. Kids will learn how to create and make using various platforms and gadgets. Kids will be exposed to both technical and 21st-century skills, like creativity and confidence. Based on STEM education, kids will build a strong foundation for out-of-the-box thinking, coding and how computers work. Using logic and design, kids will make something amazing and out of this world.

Grades 1-2

No experience required

Idea Incubator

The Idea Incubator program at MakerKids allows kids to learn about and develop projects in Coding, Robotics, and Minecraft! Classes rotate between these three topics, using a multidisciplinary approach to draw connections between topics in class and the world around us.

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

Beginner: No coding, robotics or Minecraft experience required

Experienced: Some coding, robotics, and Minecraft Java Edition experience required.

Beginner Coding

Kids will learn everything they need to know to code their very own game: character development, storyboarding, animation, environment and level design, beta testing and, of course, coding.

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

No coding experience required

Intermediate Coding

The intermediate level of coding follows a similar system to learning any coding language, but with the benefit of the programs controlling characters on a screen rather than alphanumeric text. Some new capabilities that require a firm grasp of simpler functionality (like lists or clones) also get introduced to unlock even more impressive games.

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

Some prior coding experience required.

Advanced Coding: Python

Do you use Google, YouTube or Dropbox? Did you know they are programmed using Python? Python is a popular text based programming language commonly used in the professional world. Learning this powerful and versatile coding language, kids will be well equipped for the future.

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

Coding Experience Required

Advanced Coding: Website Design

In our Website Design program, makers learn the popular coding language, HTML, which is commonly used in web design. Students make their very own websites and learn core design functionality under the guidance of our experienced Maker Mentors.

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

Some prior coding experience required

Mini Makers: Minecraft

In our Mini Makers Minecraft program, kids gain invaluable computer experience while also being introduced to more advanced concepts such as remote servers and running commands. Most importantly of course they’ll be communicating and collaborating with a team of other kids equally excited about Minecraft learning how to be a good netizen while making friends and having fun.

Grades 1-2

No Minecraft experience required

Beginner Minecraft

Minecraft Makers will be learning how to build, plan and code not just play in Minecraft! Makers will collaborate with their classmates to plan out large building projects while their instructor helps to guide and teach new skills to them each week. These skills will include circuit logic using Redstone, coding elements using command blocks and 3D design using geometry and mathematics.

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

No Minecraft experience required

Intermediate Minecraft

Minecraft Makers will be learning how to build, plan and code not just play in Minecraft! Makers will collaborate with their classmates to plan out large building projects while their instructor helps to guide and teach new skills to them each week. These skills will include more intermediate circuit logic using Redstone, coding elements using command blocks and 3D design using geometry and mathematics.

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

Some prior Minecraft experience required.

Advanced Minecraft: Resources and Mods

Minecraft is a fun game to play, and this means it is even more fun to hack. Thanks to open source tools that allow us to access the underlying game resources, there is no limit on changes you can make to the appearance, shape, or logic of things in the game. Adding to and editing a game’s files requires an understanding of all the different parts and how they fit together, and this knowledge applies to all types of programs.

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

Prior Minecraft Java edition experience required.

Beginner Robotics

Kids will learn everything they need to know to code their very own robotics projects using industry-leading microcontrollers: the Arduino and the MicroBit (sponsored by BBC. With the help of easy-to-use block-based online coding interfaces, kids experience a very capable and rewarding introduction to robotics. Basic circuitry and programming concepts are also covered to give students a good foundation for more complex components and coding structures later on.

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

No robotics experience required

Intermediate Robotics

With kids comfortable using robotics interfaces and a number of projects under their belt, more fundamental robotic programming structures are tackled. After covering conditional statements and a few other slightly more abstract coding tools like variables, the intermediate section moves through component after component teaching kids what they do, how they work, and then presenting projects that they can utilize them in.

Grades 3-5 & 6-8

Some prior robotics experience required.

Why Parents and Children Love MakerKids

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Expert Facilitators

With a passion for youth and technology, our Maker Mentors recognize the uniqueness of your child and fosters their creative side and joy for STEM. Maker Mentors are trained to have students focus on the why and discover the logic behind the code instead of following a prescriptive set of instructions.

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Engaging Curriculum

Weekly programs are built for all interests and experience levels. See the excitement in your child as they watch their work come to life. All classes include mini-lessons on internet safety and computer literacy so your child is better prepared to navigate the digital world.

Social Connections

With a 5 to 1 child to staff ratio and a focus on collaborative problem solving our classes are designed for your child to actively participate. Parents are amazed at how fast their child opens up socially, as they connect and build friendships with like-minded children.

Two Toronto Locations

MakerKids Bloor West

2451 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Located above the Pizza Pizza at the intersection of Bloor & Jane, MakerKids Bloor West offers a full range of programs. MakerKids Bloor West is across the street from Jane TTC Station, on and off street paid parking is located nearby.

(647) 247 1678 | [email protected]

MakerKids Leaside

1661 Bayview Ave, Toronto

Located in the heart of Toronto’s vibrant Leaside neighborhood, MakerKids Leaside offers a full range of programs. Located just south of Eglinton Ave. at Bayview Ave., MakerKids Leaside is TTC accessible with on and off street parking available nearby.

(416) 486 6257 | [email protected]

Virtual

Discover endless creativity with virtual classes from MakerKids! Our online classes offer exciting and interactive programs designed to empower young minds (ages 6-13) with the skills of the future. Through projects in coding, robotics, Minecraft, and more, kids can explore technology, engineering, and design while having a blast.

(416) 486 6257 | [email protected]

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Why choose MakerKids for your Kids’ STEM Programs?

We have an award-winning curriculum that is second to none. Your child will experience a curriculum built by engineers, entrepreneurs, and graduates of the Singularity University program at NASA. We have been named “Best Kids Workshops” and have a curriculum that will redefine your child’s relationship with technology.

You can count on MakerKids to provide the best instructors because we use a 7-step vetting process. This includes background checks, multiple reference checks, and extensive technology training.

21st Century Skills

Kids have gone from having emotional or academic difficulties to leading clubs, improving their marks, and taking on more responsibility and ownership at home.

Technical Skills

Your kids will learn from Highly educated entrepreneurs, instructors and engineers. These professional skills will help them become leaders in their future careers.

Social Skills

Your kids will feel like they fit in with this community of like-minded peers and feel a sense of belonging. Kids make friends, learn conflict resolution skills, and collaborate to build amazing projects.