Annual Report

At BHK, we believe high-quality early learning experiences are critical for success in school and life. Our whole-child approach is designed to promote learning through active play, exploration, and nurturing relationships. We build community by investing in children and supporting families to reach their full potential.

BHK’s Annual Report to the Community

Great Explorations (GE) Evaluation Report


  • Cheryl Mills
    Executive Director & Early Head Start/Head Start Director

  • Page Wilson
    Assistant Director

  • Rachelle Marohn
    Finance Director

  • Melissa Parker
    Out-of-School Time Director

  • Katie Waara
    Health Services Director

  • Dave Anderson
    Information Technology Director

BHK’s Board of Directors

  • M. Koray Inal

  • Judy Pruner
    Vice Chairperson

  • Randy Eckloff

  • Jaime Lishinski

  • Heath Johnson

  • Gretchen Janssen

  • Keith Johnson
    Parent/Policy Council Chairperson

  • BHK Child Development Celebrates 50 Years of Strengthening Families and Community

    On Thursday, June 27th, BHK hosted a 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Bonfire in Houghton to commemorate five decades of strengthening and ...

  • BHK Marks 50 Years

    BHK Marks 50 Years of Transformative Impact: Empowering Thousands of Families, Nurturing Futures Houghton, MI – December 29, 2023– ...

  • MTU Students Make a Difference at BHK

    What an incredibly productive day it was for the annual Make a Difference Day! The impact made by ten dedicated MTU students from Kappa Delta Psi was ...

  • BHK Staff Joins “5K Your Way” to Promote Infant Safe Sleep Awareness in Michigan

    [Houghton, October 23, 2023] – On a crisp autumn evening walk along the scenic shores of Portage Lake, BHK staff came together to participate in ...

  • Great Explorations Awarded Grant to Continue Afterschool and Summer Programs

    [Baraga County] – BHK Child Development was recently awarded the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant by the ...

  • BHK Promotes Access to Local Food Sources for Families

    BHK Child Development plays a vital role in promoting access to local food sources for families in the community. One of their key initiatives is ...

  • BHK Apprentices ‘Earn While They Learn’

    Early childhood education is a rewarding career in a field with high demand. What happens in the early childhood years can affect children for a ...

  • BHK Hosts Open Application Events

    BHK Child Development is accepting applications for the 2023–2024 program year during our Open Application Events on August 9th. BHK will hold ...