Our Promise to You
Accreditated and Safe
Best-in-class standards and policies
Feel good about sending your child here. We know how special your child is to you, and we take care to protect and look after them in accordance with the highest standards of care. You can feel safe and reassured knowing that we follow over 200 best-in-class standards and policies related to working with kids and are accredited by the Ontario Camps Association. Here are some examples of our many standards: we don’t allow nuts at our location, we police check all our instructors, and we have an ID-based sign-out policy.
Highly Knowledgeable and Passionate STEM Instructors
For our instructors, this isn’t just a job – it’s their opportunity to make a contribution to the world by making a positive difference in kids’ lives. They have incredible backgrounds in technology and working with kids, e.g. at science and technology camps at Queen’s University, City of Toronto, the Ontario Science Centre, and more. Instructors are selected from hundreds through a 7-step interview process, reference checks and police checks. They are trained extensively.
Our CEO is an award-winning entrepreneur who coded a website at 12 that went viral, was selected from thousands for the Singularity University program at NASA, and was awarded an honorary degree from Humber College for contributions to society through MakerKids
The Worry-Free Advantage
Programs you can feel good about sending your child to.
Expert-Written and Time-Tested Kids STEM Program Curriculum
“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.”
Our CEO was awarded an Honorary Degree from Humber College for her contributions to society via our curriculum. In the past, we have done Content and Curriculum Development for clients like Intel and 3D Systems, and Professional Development services for clients such as the Toronto Public Library. The various backgrounds of our curriculum writers include the Singularity University program at NASA (where we learned the best practices for applying technology to education), engineering at Queen’s University, and writing curriculum for science camps at Queen’s University and the City of Toronto.
Top Quality Programs
A third party recently did a study on the quality of MakerKids programs. Through surveys and focus groups with customers, they found that parents ranked each of the characteristics as follows:
Care and dedication
Staff Training & Qualifications
These are the behaviours that our staff follow and encourage kids to follow.
A Parent Guide to MakerKids Mentalities
MakerKids is an organization that enables kids to build their ideas with computers, robotics and materials. Our goal is to inspire and empower kids to think, design, experiment and create using STEM education. Our Maker-Mentors are facilitators for the kids, and also encourage them to seek out resources to learn on their own, and to teach each other. Interwoven with everything we do is our philosophy to honour kids’ own creativity and trust their abilities. Kids who are confident in their own abilities are capable of learning and doing anything!
- Dedicated space
- Computers and materials
- Process over Product
- Kids Teaching Kids
- Kids Teaching Us
Some key principles:
It’s OK to fail
Experiential Learning – Learn by doing
Choose to celebrate Making (not just what they’ve made)
We have programs in Toronto and are coming to more cities soon
Toronto Minecraft Programs & Camps
Toronto Coding Programs & Camps
Toronto Robotics Programs & Camps
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