Music. Dance. Theatre. Learning.

Courageous Steps, Resilient Hearts: Empowering Young People Through Performing Arts!

British Columbia’s premier early childhood and after school education program that incorporates music, dance, theatre and art into our daily explorations.
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About us

Welcome to BrightLights at The Stage, where learning meets creativity in every step of your child's journey!

We’re thrilled to introduce our dynamic childcare programs, offering full-day care, engaging preschool sessions, and exciting after-school activities. At the heart of our curriculum is a celebration of performing arts, igniting imaginations and fostering confidence in every child. From drama to dance, music to mime, we believe in the transformative power of creative expression.

Through our programs, children not only learn valuable skills but also cultivate empathy, collaboration, and resilience – essential traits for navigating the world. Join us in nurturing young minds and unleashing their boundless potential!

I cannot wait for you to see the benefits of music, dance and theatre for your child. While they emerge as learners and face forward to their school years, or continue through their elementary grades, you can trust that your child is being given the tools they need to feel curious about learning, engaged in their classrooms, the courage to be themselves and the resilience to face the  inevitable hurdles of growing up

Stefanie Swinnard

Founder & Head of School

Program Options

Stages for All Ages

Full time, Half Day Care 2.5-5 years

Discover the perfect balance with our full-time, half-day care program, offering enriching mornings filled with creativity, play and learning experiences, ensuring your child's development never misses a beat.

Full time Full Day Care 2.5-5 years

Experience peace of mind with our full-time, full-day care program, where children flourish in a nurturing environment filled with engaging activities, inclusive performing arts education, and opportunities for growth at every turn.

After School K-5

*For Qayqayt Elementary Only* Elevate your child's after-school experience with our engaging program tailored for grades K-5, where they'll find a perfect blend of fun, learning, and creativity, ensuring every afternoon is filled with entertainment and enrichment.

Schedules and Tuition

FT Half Days

Exciting news alert! Our Full-Time Half-Day program will transform into our eagerly awaited 3 or 5 Day Preschool Program once we reach minimum attendance requirements.

FT Full Days

After School Program

*Tuition includes half day and Pro-D Coverage

Why us

The best early learning experience

The transformative power of performing arts seamlessly integrated into our programs, fostering creativity, confidence, and crucial social skills in your child. This unique approach ensures holistic development, setting the stage for a bright and successful future.


Building courage in childhood lays the foundation for self empowerment and the ability to navigate challenges with confidence throughout life's journey.


Cultivating creativity in childhood sparks innovation, curiosity and a lifelong love for learning, empowering children to express themselves authentically, think outside the box and approach the world with imagination and ingenuity.

Self Awareness

Fostering self-awareness cultivates enhanced emotional intelligence, empathy, and the ability to make informed decisions in personal and social contexts


Nurturing resilience equips children with the strength and adaptability to bounce back from setbacks, fostering perseverance, problem-solving skills, and a growth mindset essential for facing life's challenges.

More than just a place to be, a place to belong, to grow and to shine