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    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 or got involved with technology from an early age.

    MakerKids runs award-winning kids classes, after-school and weekend programs, summer camps, 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

    Coding Programs for Kids

    Coding

    Robotics Programs for Kids

    Robotics

    Minecraft Programs for Kids

    Minecraft

    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?

    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 NASA-educated entrepreneurs, teachers 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.

    Weekly
    Classes

    2 hour session once a week (4 sessions a month).
    Pick a timeslot and come for it each week.

    Start anytime!

    Trial Classes

    New makers are welcome to take a trial class before starting into weekly programs.

    Grades 6-8

    Kids must be in Grades 6-8.
    Click here for Grades 1-2 or 6-8.

    Curriculum Platform

    Kids progress through exercises on our curriculum platform at their own pace and achieve badges and levels along the way.

    1:8 Ratio

    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 Kids Programs: Robotics, Coding or Minecraft

    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 2 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.

    Coding Programs for Kids

    Coding Programs

    Grades 3-5 & 6-8

    Coding is an important language to learn. With the demand for STEM workers continuing to increase, learning coding from an early age is a sure way to gain an advantage in today’s competitive career world. Kids code games, websites and more. They learn how computers work, exercise creativity by coming up with ideas for how their project will look and feel, and build resilience and perseverance when trouble-shooting their code.

    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.

    Skills Learned: Resilience, Confidence, Internet Safety, Logic, Game Design, Beta-Testing

    Robotics Programs

    Grades 1-2, 3-5 & 6-8

    Design the world around you! In our Robotics programs, kids will design, plan, program, and build electronic inventions while using an electronic robotics microcontroller and learning how to code. Kids will better understand how everyday objects around them work and will have the opportunity to bring their ideas to life.

    The microcontrollers we use are used by industry professionals.

    Kids make electronic creations that they previously could have only dreamed of. Code a ‘robot brain’ to make something awesome. Kids get to see the results of their code right before their eyes. They realize that they can make things that others can use. Kids exercise creativity by developing project ideas, learn to design projects for specific user needs, and give and receive feedback on their designs

    Skills Learned: Self-Confidence, Creativity, Teamwork, Coding, Electronics, Math, Reading, Writing, Design

    Private Minecraft Classes

    Grades 3-5 & 6-8

    In our Minecraft programs, kids learn how to make Minecraft even more awesome, how computers and servers work, and core computer programming concepts while collaborating with kids equally excited about Minecraft.

    We use the incredibly popular game Minecraft (now a mandatory school subject in Finland) as a medium to help kids build transferable skills such as coding, electronics, 3D design, servers, and more. We leverage kids’ interest in Minecraft as a gateway to introduce them to other STEM topics such as Robotics and Coding. Minecraft is also a great medium for teaching positive netizen skills and communication skills. Kids build amazing digital creations.

    Skills Learned: Social Skills, Patience, Communication, Teamwork, Problem-Solving, Coding, 3D Design

    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!

    Success Story

    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.”

    Carlos Contreras, Director of Education, Intel

    “MakerKids is a cool place where it’s cool to be smart.”

    Massimo Banzi, CEO, Arduino

    “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.”

    Tammy Isbell, Actress

    “Kids come in here not knowing what they can do and they leave with a phenomenal amount of self-confidence and capability.”

    Rod Fitzsimmons-Frey

    Accreditations, Awards & Recognitions

    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!

    MakerKids: The Original Maker Programs for Kids

    MakerKids founded the first makerspace for kids in the world in 2010, and went on to pioneer an industry and transform education.

    We’ve been invited to give talks about our work around the world, at SXSW, MakerCon, Maker Faire, TEDx and more.

    We’ve trained educators and helped school boards and libraries implement makerspaces.

    We’ve run programs for Google and Twitter, for their employees’ kids.

    Now, kids can access MakerKids’ award-winning programs on Coding. Minecraft and Robotics from the comfort of their own home.

    Space is limited. Sign up for Coding, Robotics, or Minecraft programs or camps today!

    Find A Program For Your Child

    All our programs are currently virtual. Learn more.

    Call us at 1-844-MAKERKIDS to book your camp, program or party today!


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