Baraga-Houghton-Keweenaw Child Development Board, Inc. (BHK)
is a non-profit 501(C)(3) community agency, founded in
1974, and the region's largest provider of education
related services, serving over 2,000 families annually.
BHK currently delivers multiple collaborative and
outcome-based programs funded by state, federal,
foundation and local sources including Early Head Start,
Head Start, Great Start Readiness Program, extended
care, Great Explorations summer and after-school
programming and AmeriCorps. Since its inception, BHK has
been a Head Start grantee, adding Early Head Start
services in 1999. BHK expanded programs in 2003 to
include after school and summer programming for
relationships with local agencies and area schools
assure continued coordination and collaboration in
delivery of high-quality services meeting the unique
needs of children and families in our communities.
Long recognized as a leader in early childhood
education in the State of Michigan, BHK was the sole
state nominee to a national competition in which in
2010, BHK was designated a National Center of Excellence
by the federal Administration for Children and Families.
Nominated as a leader in innovative and effective, high
quality programming for young children and chosen, in
part, due to its successful work in reunification of
families and child wellness.