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Prenatal to Five

BHK early childhood programs focus on the well-being of the whole child through the provision of comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and family development services.

Highly trained, degreed teachers and caregivers provide support for children's growth, development, and learning within the context of nurturing relationships with adults and peers. Responsive caregiving, effective teaching practices, planned opportunities, and ongoing assessment promote learning and development within a well-designed environment that meets the needs of each child and provide children opportunities to experience, explore, create and problem solve.

BHK has adopted the following guiding principles to prepare young children for success in school and beyond.

  • Each child is unique and can succeed

  • Learning occurs within the context of relationships

  • Families are children's first and most important caregivers, teachers, and advocates.

  • Children learn best when they are emotionally and physically safe and secure.

  • A variety of active learning experiences contributes to a child's intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development.

  • Areas of development are integrated, and children learn many concepts and skills at the same time.

  • Teaching must be intentional and focused on how children learn and grow.

  • Classrooms are safe, nurturing and engaging learning environments.

  • Families and BHK staff are engaged as partners, committing to working together on children's behalf

  • Children have diverse strengths rooted in their family's culture, background, language and beliefs.


School-age youth have unique intellectual, emotional, physical and creative needs. BHK Great Explorations programs provide a structured environment for students to build community. Our programs incorporate practices that promote empathy, initiative, responsibility and problem solving in our students.

Great Exploration educators bring to the table diverse skills, interests and backgrounds. Our highly qualified staff consists of certified teachers, education professionals, college students, community members, and specialized vendors. Partner organizations such as Michigan Tech University and the Calumet Art Center expose our students to instruction from industry professionals.

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