MakerKids is a unique benefit that supports working parents and caregivers by offering award-winning live, small-group classes for kids ages 6-13 online. With MakerKids, employees can focus on work and themselves knowing their kids are engaged and exploring their interests in-depth through interactive classes taught live via video by experienced teachers.
Our proprietary, project-based curriculum with live, real-time instruction embeds lessons that help kids build: Confidence, Social Skills, Resilience and a Positive Relationship with Technology.
And it’s a lot of fun, too!
Why Parents and Children
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.
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.
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.
“MakerKids is a cool place where it’s cool to be smart.”
Massimo Banzi, CEO of Arduino, member of MakerKids’ Board of Advisors
“I think that MakerKids is doing some outstanding things for kids. Let’s get more kids into making.”
Carlos Contreras, Director of Education, Intel
“Jason and I look forward to MakerKids programs, as these two hours are our most productive hours working from home where we can focus and efficiently use my time replying to emails and connecting with my Yoga Tree team via zoom.
Signing up for virtual coding program was definitely was a positive experience for my kids while keeping parent’s work productivity high!”
– Debbie Fung
MakerKids founded the first makerspace for kids in the world in 2010, and went on to pioneer an industry and transform education. Today, kids can access MakerKids’ award-winning programs on Coding. Minecraft and Robotics from the comfort of their own home.
We’ve been invited to give talks about our work around the world, at SXSW, MakerCon, Maker Faire, TEDx and more. We have also written a book about our work, called Every Child A Maker – as well as a children’s book called The MakerKid.
We’ve trained educators and helped school boards and libraries implement makerspaces.
We’ve run programs for companies such as Twitter and Ultimate Software – for their employees’ kids.
Kids will experience award-winning curriculum built by engineers, entrepreneurs, and graduates of the Singularity University program at NASA, and refined over 11+ years.
How It Works
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We will give you an overview of MakerKids and help build the best partnership with your company and offering for your employees.
Build the Offering
Our classes are focused on Minecraft, Coding, or Robotics. With options for weekly 1 or 2-hour sessions, we can work together to find the best options for your employees.
Launch the Offering
We will provide you with sample materials to make sure your employees’ kids are all set to start making!
Parents are always surprised at how fast their child becomes self-sufficient with our programs. Employees will get to enjoy 1-2 hours of child-free time weekly to work or relax!
Select the location nearest to you to ensure you are signed up with a MakerKids community near you.
2451 Bloor St. West (Bloor and Jane)
1661 Bayview Ave