Mission, Vision, and Values

Through our work, we strengthen and support positive outcomes, economic stability, and well-being for children, families, and community.


BHK is dedicated to the highest quality learning experience where children, families, and staff can grow and thrive.


A healthy community where all families reach their full potential.

Core Values

Core values are principles, attributes, and beliefs within the organization that form the foundation of how we conduct ourselves and do our work.

Show empathy and kindness to all; embrace diversity; be mindful and responsive to needs of children, families, and staff.

Practice, model, and promote continuous learning among staff, families, and volunteers; be honest and tenacious; lead by example.

Be creative, resourceful, and trailblazing.

Forge and nurture positive relationships with co-workers, families, and community; cultivate partnerships with shared goals.

Exhibit strength in the face of adversity; build upon the inherent strengths of staff, families, and volunteers; Be flexible and adaptable.

  • 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 ...