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We Use Technology as a Medium to Help Children Develop:

Confidence

Your child will realize that they are capable of making real inventions that other people can use. They will build resilience and increase their potential.

Social Skills

Your child will meet like-minded friends and learn leadership, communication and social skills.

Change-making Abilities

Your child will be inspired to make a positive difference. MakerKids graduates have started businesses, been featured on TV, been published in magazines, and more.

Positive Relationship with Technology

Your child will realize that they can be a creator and not just a consumer. They will learn the basics of internet safety and self-regulation around technology.

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Your Child Will:

Learn At Their Own Pace

Kids progress through hundreds of activities and earn badges along the way

Start At Their Level

Perfect for beginners and those more experienced

Have Fun While Learning

So fun kids don’t even realize how much they are learning

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Kids Learn the Skills of the Future

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Want Your Child to Get An Edge?

Studies show that kids decide between ages 7-12 whether or not they’ll consider careers in STEM STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The key is for kids to have a positive experience with STEM… and to build confidence Our country has a shortage of tech-trained workers STEM jobs are key to increasing innovation and GDP Not to mention… Some STEM jobs pay double the national wage. Maybe it’s time for your child to come get excited about STEM with us? Join a kids’ STEM Program!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Award-Winning Kids’ STEM Programs

Formats: Camps, After-School Programs, Birthday Parties and more

Coding Programs for Kids

Coding Programs

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

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.

Robotics Programs

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

Design the world around you! In our Robotics programs, kids will design, plan, program, and build electronic inventions while using a 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. The Arduino was used to prototype the Square credit card reader!

Kids make electronic creations that they previously could have only dreamed of. Make lights light up, motors spin, and 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. Past projects: nightlights, motion-activated alarms, rovers, and more. Kids exercise creativity by developing project ideas, learn to design projects for specific user needs, and give and receive feedback on their designs

Minecraft Programs

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

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.

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Mental Health Outcomes: Children’s mental health institutions refer kids to us because of the results they have seen with their clients, and we are proud that families have reported improved behavior, mood, and academic performance.

Success Stories

Started a business

  • Makes and sells audio speakers
  •  Fixes his neighbor’s speakers
  •  Featured on national TV

Imagine what his career possibilities could be.

Published in a magazine

  •  Built an underwater robot
  •  Featured on Breakfast TV
  •  Published in OWL Magazine

Imagine what their impact on the world could be.

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Why Choose MakerKids

MakerKids was named Best Kids’ Workshop by Toronto Life Magazine, one of the top ten Birthday Parties by Today’s Parent, and is the first makerspace for kids in the world.

Focus on the Whole Child

We don’t just teach technology. We use it as a medium to teach kids soft skills such as confidence and communication. Your child will develop the skills and mindsets needed to change the world.

We Make Learning Fun

We don’t just focus on text-based coding which can be difficult for kids who are also learning typing. Our curriculum experts have hand-picked platforms that maximize both learning and fun. We also focus on kids learning the principles of coding rather than learning one specific language, which is what most universities have moved to as well. These aren’t just exercises – kids get to make real projects and see the results of their work by creating video games, websites, 3D design, robotics projects, and more.

Rigorous Instructor Selection & Training Methods

We only select around 1 in every hundred job applicants. Our instructors have backgrounds in tech and working with kids, are triple reference-checked, and are first-aid trained and police-checked. We have an extensive training program that they go through.

A Place Where Your Child Feels Like They Belong

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.

Expert-Written Curriculum

Our team has written science camp curriculum for Queen’s University and City of Toronto, and includes a graduate of Singularity University at NASA. MakerKids has also been hired to write curriculum by Intel and 3D Systems, and trained teachers from various boards such as TCDSB. Our curriculum has been refined over 8 years by industry experts

Results

MakerKids graduates have started businesses, been featured on TV, been published in magazines, won prizes from NASA, had positive mental health outcomes, and more.

Industry Leader

MakerKids was the first mover in this space, and created the category – now in addition to going to after-school programs on art, music, dance and sports, kids go to technology after-school programs. Accept no imitations – MakerKids is the original and leading concept.

Highest Standards

You may be surprised to know that some camps do not even police-check their instructors. With MakerKids, you don’t have to worry – as an Accredited member of the Ontario Camps Association, MakerKids follows over 200+ best-in-class safety standards

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