Bayside School

Our Program

At TOPP KIDS Bayside School, we foster a close-knit, inclusive family. We believe it is our mission to mentor each child’s growth, creativity, and social and emotional development. Using our PLAY, GROW, LAUGH & LEARN model, we provide lots of opportunities through our S.T.R.E.A.M. programs (Science, Technology, Reading & wRiting, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), literacy activities, nature exploration, life skills, leadership and Kids Clubs. We also support healthy lifestyles through our physical literacy initiatives based off of the new Alberta Active Afterschool guidelines.

Each TOPP KIDS program is also equipt with our extended Youth Community Facilitator Framework- Many children who require support with socialization can often benefit from some added groundwork in social-emotional learning. This framework focuses on acquiring and effectively applying the knowledge and skills involved in managing emotions, feeling and expressing empathy for others, making positive and responsible decisions, and effectively creating and maintaining a close group of peers, or community.


Full-Time Kindergarten Program

In addition to our regular before and after school programming, TOPP KIDS is proud to offer full-day kindergarten programs for students at our Bayside School. Our team has created a program that compliments what they’re learning in their classrooms, while still PLAYing, GROWing, LEARNing & LAUGHing with weekly themes based on their interests.


Our program is not just for those who need care but for every family that wants to see their child grow outside of school during those critical hours. Why waste time at home playing video games when there are so many fun things to do at TOPP KIDS?! Check out some of our daily PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS.


Program Values

  • Family
  • Community
  • Growth
  • Leadership
  • Inclusivity
  • Gratitude
  • Respect
  • Humility

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Program Coordinator

Stacy Thorne, alongside her husband, embarked on a life-changing journey when they moved to Canada in 2012, leaving behind their Welsh home. Over the past decade, they have lovingly made Calgary their new home, embracing the vibrant Canadian culture.

With a profound influence from her parents, both dedicated mental health nurses, Stacy has always been drawn to the mental health industry. Her extensive background in this field spans over 14 years, equipped with invaluable experience that has shaped her career. Stacy earned her Health and Social Care Level Two certification from City and Guilds, further solidifying her commitment to the well-being of others.

Stacy's enthusiastic spirit shines brightly as she continues her role as the Program Coordinator at Bayside Topp Kids.

Her warmth and kindness are unparalleled, making everyone feel not just welcome, but genuinely cherished. Stacy is always ready to share a cup of tea and a heartwarming conversation with anyone in need. Outside of her professional life, Stacy is a dedicated mother to two vibrant and active sons who eagerly volunteer at the school. Her love extends to her two beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, named Fudge and Rolo, who bring joy and companionship to her family.

Stacy's journey isn't confined to mental health care alone. In Wales, she earned a Travel and Tourism Diploma and worked as a travel agent, exploring the world and fostering a love for adventure. Additionally, she ventured into entrepreneurship, owning her own baby store, demonstrating her versatility and entrepreneurial spirit.

Stacy Thorne is undeniably the heart and soul of Topp Kids Bayside, a beacon of kindness, passion, and compassion. Her dedication to creating a nurturing environment and her ability to make everyone feel valued make her an invaluable member of the team, leaving a positive and lasting impact on the lives she touches.

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If you are interested in learning more about the Alberta Child Care Subsidy and your eligibility, please CLICK HERE.

If you currently have a Child Care Subsidy for your child and need to transfer it to TOPP KIDS, Please use our  Program ID 80011283 for your Alberta Child Care Licensing. Please ensure your subsidy doesn’t expire before the beginning of the school year. Any updates or approvals to your subsidy information can be sent to

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