Unleash Your Child’s Potential
Rated #1 Kids Programs (Toronto Life Magazine)
What do Steve Jobs, Sergey Brin and Bill Gates have in common in their educational background?
No, they didn’t all go to Ivy League universities – but they all went to technology summer camps or after-school programs.
MakerKids runs STEM summer camps, after-school programs and parties on Robotics, Coding and Minecraft for growing kids. But what we’re really all about is helping kids develop the skills and confidence to become innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs.
Graduates of our programs have started their own businesses, presented their projects on national TV, and been featured in magazines. What will your child create?
Your Child Will Learn:
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.
Your kids will learn from NASA-educated entrepreneurs, teachers and engineers. These professional skills will help them become leaders in their future careers.
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.
Join our Grade 1 to 2 After School Programs
Your child will learn the foundations of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), while building key social and change-making skills. Kids will create their own inventions in our weekly programs. Classes are 1 hour sessions once a week (4 sessions a month), after school or on the weekends. Sign up for the weekly timeslot of your choice and pay on a monthly basis.
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.
Kids will learn how to use key technology, like computers and pre-built robotics. Kids will touch on all our three core topics: coding, robotics and Minecraft. Key skills kids will learn include: design, the design process, game design, problem-solving and planning. Kids will create, experiment, adjust and retry. The fundamentals of electricity, energy, and programming (how computers think) will be covered in fun ways that kids get to see in action!
Mini MakerKids – Grades 1-2
1 hour session once a week (4 sessions a month). $99+HST/month
Kids build confidence, social skills, change-making abilities & a positive relationship with technology.
Pick the timeslot that works for you:
Thursday 4-5PM, 5-6PM, 6-7PM or 7-8PM
Saturday 10-11, 11-12, 1-2, 3-4PM, or 4-5PM
Saturday 2-3PM TRIAL CLASS – new Mini Makers must take a trial class before starting a course
Sunday 1-2PM, 2-3PM or 3-4PM
Sunday 4-5PM TRIAL CLASS – new Mini Makers must take a trial class before starting a course
-Kids progress through our curriculum and earn badges along the way.
-Returning makers will get started with the next topic in their learning journey
-Programs start the week after 10-week programs end, in the same timeslots
-Special introductory pricing (same hourly cost as before). Lock in before it goes up
How to Register:
1. Check out our calendar for classes and enrol in the weekly timeslot you want.
2. This will prompt you to add a plan to your cart (minimum 3-month commitment)
3. To add your child or children, create an account. In your profile, scroll down on the right and you can add dependents.
Looking for programs for grades 3-5? Click here.
Looking for programs for grades 6-8? Click here.
“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.”
“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!”
“MakerKids was a great experience for my kids this summer. One of my sons did 4 different weeks and each was a different program. Jacob loved MakerKids and learned a great deal about electronics and computer programming. These programs are the way if the future. It really was a very positive experience for him as well as our younger son who joined him for one of the weeks. I recommend MakerKids to anyone whose kids want to try something different, it is just great!”
Our Unique Location:
The Original Makerspace for Kids
Established in 2010, MakerKids is the original makerspace for kids. Our fun and funky makerspace inspires kids to imagine the possibilities of what they can create. Check out our Inspiration Station to see the latest gadgets, borrow maker books from our Learning Library, and check out projects that other kids have built. Our space is nut-free. Bloor West Village is an amazing neighbourhood with many shops, restaurants, and cafes to explore.
Bloor West Village
Bloor & Jane (across from Jane subway station)
2451 Bloor St W, Toronto
Public transit: MakerKids is easily accessible on the Bloor line, across from Jane station
Driving: There is quick access from the Gardiner Expressway (exit at South Kingsway and just go north on South Kingsway).
Parking: There is convenient parking in front of and beside our space.