Tiny Builders & Super Tiny Builders – South Slope

Parent/Caregiver & Child Classes

IMG_9816We offer two types of classes for our smallest robot-makers to attend along with their parent/caregiver:
Super Tiny Builders: children 18months – 2.5 years
Tiny Builders: children 2.5 – 4 years old

In these classes we build robots, tell stories about robots, color robots, and maybe even dance like robots – all while learning fun tidbits about engineering!  We believe in a Do-It-Together philosophy, so in this class both child and caregiver build and learn together.

Check out the individual class descriptions below for further details and registration options.

South Slope - 18 months-2.5 year olds - Super Tiny Builders- Register Now!

South Slope - 2.5-4 year olds - Tiny Builders- Register Now!

Tiny Builders: Class Information


What will they do?
Each week the children (with the help of the caregiver) will be building a project such as a robot that flies in a parachute, a robotic puppet and more. Every class the children will take home one of their creations, so the exploration and discovery can continue at home!

What are the dates?
Classes are offered in 4 or 5-week sessions.  We offer morning classes (10:30 – 11:15am) and afternoon classes (1:00- 1:45pm).

Weekdays Winter/Spring 2019 – morning & afternoon available
Session 1:  Tuesdays 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29
Session 2:   Tuesdays 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12  (no class 2/19)
Session 3:   Tuesdays 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16
Session 4:   Tuesdays  4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28

Weekends Winter/Spring 2019 – only mornings

Session 1: Sundays  4/7, 4/14, 4/21*, 4/28*
Session 2: Sundays 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26*

*optional classes

What is the age range?
2.5-4 years old
**Adult must attend with child (can be a family member or caregiver).

What is cost?
$156 per 4-week session
$195 per 5-week session
$25 trial class for the 1st time

South Slope - 2.5-4 year olds - Tiny Builders- Register Now!

Super Tiny Builders: Class Information

What will they do?IMG_20171129_110326
Each week we will introduce a new building activity for children and caregivers to explore together. Some projects may be less complicated than others, but all will involve some sort of STEM learning!

We will start and end the class with a storybook and introduction to circuits using electronic stuffed animals.

What are the dates?
Classes will be held the following Thursdays from 10:30 – 11:15am:
1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 (No class 2/21 & 4/25)

You can sign-up for the entire 19-week session, or purchase classes in packs of 3, 5 or 10 and drop-in whenever you’d like.  We also offer a $25 Trial Class for first-timers.

What is the age range?
18 months to 2.5 years
**Adult must attend with child (can be a family member or caregiver).

What is cost?
$665 for full 19-week session ($35/class)
$400 for 10-pack of classes ($40/class)
$210 for 5-pack of classes ($42/class)
$135 for 3-pack of classes ($45/class)
$25 trial class for the 1st time attending

South Slope - 18 months-2.5 year olds - Super Tiny Builders- Register Now!


  1. The class is sold out. What do I do now? Once a session is sold out, you will see a “waitlist” link. Please click on that and add your information. If spaces become available, we will let you know!
  2. What is your cancellation policy? See our cancellation policy.
  3. I bought the trial class and loved it. Now I want to sign up for all the remaining weeks. How do I do that? It’s a bit clunky but just sign up for the full session. Then reply to your confirmation email and tell us you did the trial class. We will refund you the difference so you don’t overpay. We are working on a more automatic system but right now unfortunately that part is manual.
  4. Are there any make-up classes? You can make up 1 class for sessions less than 4 weeks long and 2 classes for sessions that last 5 or more weeks. The project you do in the make-up class may be a repeat. You must coordinate all make-ups with our customer service team to ensure there is room for you in that class. Make-ups can either happen at a different location or at the same location on a later date. All make-ups have to occur within 6 months of missing the session.
  5. Can a child this young really build? Yes! For the Tiny Builders class the kids will be able to build the circuits themselves. For the Super Tiny class, the kids will need help from their caregivers but the activities are more exploratory and free-form.
  6. What type of projects will you build? You are going to be building very simple circuits that turn into fun little “robot” projects. Some will light up, some will move, some will spin, some will buzz. For this age group we only make simple circuits (i.e. one component and one battery pack). By the end of the semester, the kids will be introduced to all different types of components that are used to make robots. Please note, we are fairly loose in our definition of “robot” and focus more on introducing new concepts, parts and ideas. From week to week the components may be the same but what you make with them will be different. We think of it akin to paint, crayons and paper. There are a lot of things you can make with those materials and the fun is learning how to be creative. Each week will be a different project but may use similar materials.
  7. Is there anything I should know before the class? Yes. We would love it if the caregiver who attends with the child allows the child to explore and try building on their own. You are definitely building the projects together but we ask that you give your child the chance to participate rather than doing it all for them. Super Tiny Builders may need more help. Most Tiny Builders can do the majority of the project with only limited guidance. The most amazing way for kids to learn is to let them try things, let them fail, let them succeed even if they do it a bit slower than the grown-ups are used to. It is really a wonderful experience to see your child invent new things!

If you have any questions, you can always contact us.