The #1 Kids STEM Programs

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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

We use technology as a medium to help your child develop:

Join our Award-Winning 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.

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

Mini MakerKids Programs

Grades 1-2

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

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.

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!

Set Your Child Up For Success with MakerKids

STEM jobs are in demand. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Sergey Brin were all in technology camps or programs as kids. MakerKids is fun, educational and safe.

Experienced & Vetted Instructors

MakerKids has carefully screened and trained each Maker-Mentor to ensure they have proper STEM experience and knowledge to deliver results in a fun and safe environment.

Real-World Skills

MakerKids uses technology as a medium to help kids develop confidence, social skills, change-making abilities and a positive relationship with technology.

Time-Tested Curriculum & Results

MakerKids graduates have started businesses, been featured on TV, been published in magazines, and more. Our curriculum has been refined over 7 years by industry teachers and STEM experts.

Services in Leaside, Toronto

Your child will learn coding, robotics and Minecraft with MakerKids! We provide award-winning programs for kids from grade 1 to 8. Kids learn technical skills, interpersonal skills and 21st century skills to prepare them for the future ahead.

Check out all our programs in Toronto

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Meet Aimée Savard, Owner of MakerKids Leaside

Award-winning children’s brand expert…

Aimée has 15 + years’ of experience working with children’s, education, and technology brands in the public relations and marketing communications industry. Her expertise spans strategic planning, creative storytelling, media relations, event planning and management. She’s also an industry awards judge for the Canadian Public Relations Society. Aimée is a passionate arts and education enthusiast. As a mother of two young children, she saw a need to inspire STEM learning in a really fun, creative and useful way, and that’s why she’s opening MakerKids Leaside!

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!

Leaside, Toronto

Address: 1661 Bayview Ave

Intersection: Bayview and Fleming Crescent (between Eglinton and St Clair)

Leaside is an amazing neighbourhood with many shops, restaurants, and cafes to explore.

Park: We take kids to a nearby family-friendly park.

Public transit: MakerKids Leaside is easily accessible on public transit

Driving: There is quick access from the Don Valley Parkway.

Parking: There is convenient parking in front of and beside our space.

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