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
    Cybersecurity ratingAMore

    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
    Toronto, CA
    1661 Bayview Ave, East York
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    MakerKids Financials and Metrics

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    Founding Date

    2010

    MakerKids Cybersecurity Score

    Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

    A

    93/100

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    MakerKids Online and Social Media Presence

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    MakerKids Blogs

    Testimonial about MakerKids Virtual Programs

    "I'm the co-founder of Yoga Tree Studios, a network of five yoga studios offering 2000 classes a month in Toronto, all studios were closed on March 15th due to COVID-19. I have two boys age 7 and 9 and since March, all members of our family (my husband and partner, co-founder of Yoga Tree and The po…

    How Online Minecraft Programs Can Help Kids Develop

    When you think about Minecraft, little green blocks may immediately come to mind. But Minecraft is much more than that. Minecraft programs and online Minecraft programs can help kids develop in many ways. Let’s take a look at the benefits of these programs. Life Skills While kids learn the basic ABC…

    How Virtual STEM Programs Can Help Your Child Have a Good School Year

    Parents are always looking for ways to give their kids a step up in school. Whether it’s taking an active role in their learning or enrolling them in stimulating after school activities, there are many things that parents can do to help their children succeed academically. One of these includes enro…

    5 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Learn to Code

    It's always important for kids to learn new skills. Whether it’s inside or outside the traditional classroom, learning new things keeps the brain active and can open up new doors. Coding is one of these skills. Whether kids are getting in-person instruction or are learning through virtual coding pro…

    How Online Coding Programs Can Help Kids Have a Successful Future

    All parents want their kids to be successful. That’s why it’s important to give them the tools they need to get there. Giving them a solid education and access to programs that can help them get on track are key. As kids find their path, here are several areas they can study to have a The post How O…

    5 Ways Coding Programs for Kids Can Build Resilience

    When kids are learning new skills, it’s always good when they can get additional skills out of the main thing they’re learning. These “bonus skills” are often ones that can’t exactly be taught. They’re more ones that kids acquire as they focus on the main task at hand. Coding programs for kids can h…
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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 West Arete, BreakBite 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 2 offices.