MakerKids

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    We are the first and largest makerspace for kids in the world, and we run programs, camps and parties on topics like Coding, Minecraft, and Robotics. Thousands of kids have graduated from MakerKids! Our goal is to help kids ages 8-12 move from being consumers to creators. Designed and created by industry professionals and makers (NASA’s Singularity University graduate, engineers, entrepreneurs, teachers and speakers at Queen’s University). MakerKids was named Best Kids’ Workshops by Toronto Life Magazine and one of the top ten awesome birthday parties in Toronto by Today’s Parent. Thousands of kids have participated in our programs. 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. We’ve been featured in major media such as Wired, CTV and the Globe and Mail, and have spoken at SXSW, Maker Faire, MakerCon, and more. Our Board of Advisors includes Dale Dougherty (CEO of Maker Media, MAKE Magazine and Maker Faire) and Massimo Banzi (CEO of Arduino). We are proud to be a Certified B Corporation.
    TypePrivate
    Founded2010
    HQToronto, CA
    Websitemakerkids.com

    Latest Updates

    Employees (est.) (Jan 2017)33

    Key People/Management at MakerKids

    Ken Wong

    Ken Wong

    Professor, Consultant, Professional Speaker and Entrepreneur
    Ian Monroe

    Ian Monroe

    CEO, Oroeco
    David McConomy

    David McConomy

    Assistant Professor Smith School of Business at Queen's University
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    MakerKids Office Locations

    MakerKids has an office in Toronto
    Toronto, CA (HQ)
    2451 Bloor St W
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    2010

    MakerKids Online and Social Media Presence

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    MakerKids Blogs

    What do STEM Programs do for Students?

    Sure your child goes to school every day and learns all of the subjects they’re supposed to. But, what about extracurricular programs to enrich what they’re learning in school and maybe even introduce them to something new? That's where STEM programs can play a role. What is STEM? STEM stands for sc…

    How Parents Can Help Kids Improve Social Skills

    Let's face it. Not every child is born a social butterfly. There are many kids who are very shy not only in front of adults but also their peers. For whatever reason, they may not feel comfortable being outwardly talkative or outgoing. This doesn’t mean that they don’t have things they want to share…

    How Can Kids Benefit from Learning Design Thinking?

    When you send your child to school you know they’re learning their ABC’s and the basic curriculum of subjects. But, what else should they be learning to become well-rounded adults who can contribute to society? One of the things that parents should be looking at is Design Thinking. What is Design Th…

    How to Choose a Good After School Program

    It's the time of year when parents everywhere are looking for a good after school program for their kids. Some need programs to fill the gap between the time school ends and the time they get home from work. Other parents look for programs to enrich their child’s education beyond what the classroom …

    MakerKids Leaside Opens After-School & Weekend Programs This Fall

    Amidst Looming Teacher Strike and Government Cuts to STEM Programs Toronto, ON, August 13, 2019 – MakerKids, the first maker space for kids in North America, brings its award-winning after-school and weekend programs to the new Leaside location this fall, amidst current government cuts to STEM progr…

    Girls STEM Programs Give Them a Chance to Code

    As a parent, it’s important to expose your children to many different areas of interest to help them find their true passion. One area that cannot and should not be ignored is STEM, especially if you have a daughter. Why? Let’s consider the following statistics: According to org, as of 2017, Canadia…
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    MakerKids Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was MakerKids founded?

      MakerKids was founded in 2010.

    • Who are MakerKids key executives?

      MakerKids's key executives are Ken Wong, Ian Monroe and David McConomy.

    • How many employees does MakerKids have?

      MakerKids has 33 employees.

    • Who are MakerKids competitors?

      Competitors of MakerKids include Major League Hacking, West Arete and PICnet.

    • Where is MakerKids headquarters?

      MakerKids headquarters is located at 2451 Bloor St W, Toronto.

    • Where are MakerKids offices?

      MakerKids has an office in Toronto.

    • How many offices does MakerKids have?

      MakerKids has 1 office.