copyrightAbout us
copyrightEvelyn Tsai and Carol Wiens, Directors of BrightStart Children's Academy, are two Port Coquitlam moms, who met almost 20 ago while their daughters were in kindergarten. Just like their daughters, they became fast friends.

Port Coquitlam is home to both Evelyn and Carol. They love their neighbourhood and raised their families there, however many of their friends and neighbours were struggling to find quality daycare. An idea was conceived. Drawing on their diverse work experience in Early Childhood Education, childcare and small business management, they decided to partner together and in 2009 opened a full-service quality daycare in their own neighbourhood.

Two years later, in 2011, a second location opened in Westwood Plateau, followed by a third campus in Burnaby in 2014. A fourth campus is slated to open late spring 2017 in Cloverdale.

BrightStart is local and community based; we are not not associated with any daycare franchises or big box operators. Most of our staff live in the neighbourhood and we are happy to support our local colleges by hiring locally trained teachers. Evelyn and Carol ensure that their staff use a teacher facilitated, child directed method of teaching. There will be no pre-packaged curriculum from other parts of Canada or the USA. We respond directly to the needs and desires of children and families.

Children are like seedlings; requiring nurturing to grow into their potential. Our tag line, “nurturing your child’s growth” communicates that we make relationship our priority. Your child will be happiest and learn the best when he/she has a sense of security and belonging.

Thank you for trusting us with your children.
Evelyn and Carol, Directors

Please meet our staff and view our Locations Page