What do Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Bill Gates have in common in their educational backgrounds?
No, they didn’t all go to Ivy League universities – but they all went to technology summer camps or after-school programs.
MakerKids runs award-winning kids summer camps, after-school programs and parties on Robotics, Coding and Minecraft. 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?
#1 STEM Programs for Kids
Give Your Child the Skills of the Future
Your child will learn the skills and mindsets needed to change the world.
MakerKids specializes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs with highly trained instructors. We run camps, after-school programs, private classes and more.
STEM jobs are in demand and an increasing number of careers look for STEM skills. Studies show that kids decide between ages 7-12 whether they will consider STEM as a career option.
The key is having positive exposure to STEM. Maybe it’s time your child got excited about STEM with us?
1 hour session once a week (4 sessions a month).
Pick a timeslot and come for it each week.
New Mini Makers must take a trial class before starting a weekly program.
New Activities Each Week
Kids progress through our curriculum and earn badges along the way.
1:8 Maker-Mentor to Student ratio, or better. All instructors are police-checked, first-aid trained, triple-reference checked, and highly trained.
Join our Grade 1 to 2 After School Programs or Weekend 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.
Mini MakerKids Programs
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 introduces kids in grades 1 and 2 to our core technology topics: Coding, Robotics, and Minecraft. At our Mini MakerKids programs, your child gets to work on a variety of projects small groups. They will design their own video game, create robotic inventions, explore the 3D design world of Minecraft, and do design and experimentation. Each class your child will build on the skills they learned the week before, coming out of programs with transferable technical skills and social skills.
The weekly cross-discipline exposure puts a focus on valuable skills and coming back to now familiar platforms each day allows kids to see real progress as their abilities grow.
Skills Learned: Social Skills, Confidence, Design, Problem-solving, Game Design, Electronics and Planning
Reserve your child’s spot in our leading-edge programs
1. Check out our calendar for classes and enroll 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.
Space is limited. Sign up for a program today to reserve your child’s spot!
Serena (12 years old) participated in MakerKids’ Robotics program. She used wearable technology to create a hat that lights up. She published a guide about it in OWL Magazine. Imagine what she could be when she grows up.
Hear what people have to say about MakerKids
“I think that MakerKids is doing some outstanding things for kids. Let’s get more kids into making.”
“MakerKids is a cool place where it’s cool to be smart.”
“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.”
“Kids come in here not knowing what they can do and they leave with a phenomenal amount of self-confidence and capability.”
Accreditations, Awards & Recognitions
Check out some of MakerKids’ recent awards!
Check out some of MakerKids’ recent awards!
Meet Ariel, One of Our Maker-Mentors
Hello, my name is Ariel! I have worked for the YMCA, volunteered for day camps and had a number of placements in other learning spaces such as TDSB classrooms and the Boys and Girls Club. I completed my undergrad at Ryerson University where I studied Early Childhood Education. I most recently earned my Bachelors of Education at University of Ontario Institute of Technology where I graduated with the highest distinction. More simply put, I love learning.
Specialties: Teaching children with unique skills and abilities, meeting diverse learning needs and optimism!
Locations: The Original Makerspaces for Kids
Established in 2010, MakerKids is the original makerspace concept for kids. Our fun and funky makerspaces inspire 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 spaces are nut-free and in amazing neighbourhoods with many shops, restaurants, and cafes to explore.
Space is limited. Sign up for Coding, Robotics, or Minecraft programs or camps today!
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We have programs in Toronto and are coming to more cities soon
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