Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission…BAHIAInc.
Provide families with high quality, nurturing, bilingual learning environments where children grow to become successful lifelong learners.

Our Vision…
BAHIA will spread its promising practices in bilingual education, build deeper relationships with powerful partner organizations, attract a broader base of institutional funders, and improve systems on a programmatic and administrative level.

Our Values…BAHIAInc.
Children & Families: We work with families to prepare children for future success and nurture childhood as a time of great learning and creativity.
Bilingualism and Cultural Heritage:  We acknowledge the strength that can grow from a respect for culture, language and diverse learning experiences.
Excellence: We provide programs where children are cared for by a highly qualified team of professionals who work in partnership with families to promote excellence.
Healthy Communities: We are committed to fostering positive collaborations within our community to strengthen the well-being of children and families.

1000 Camelia Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 525-1463 (main)
(510) 524-1317 (fax)

Beatriz Leyva-Cutler, Executive Director

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BAHIA Inc. is funded by the California State Department of Education Child Development Division, City of Berkeley, First Five of Alameda County, Child and Adult Care Food Program, tuition and generous funding from local foundations.

BAHIA relies heavily on the generosity of the state and government agencies to cover its operating costs. Currently, costs are covered with funding from the State Department of Education Child Development Division, City of Berkeley, and Child Care Food Program. In addition, some parents pay full cost fees.

Please remember BAHIA in your employer's United Way Campaign. Our United Way designation number is 3029. Or consider us for the eScrip program Group ID#141743217.

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Bay Area Hispano Institute for Advancement, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation 501(c)3. BAHIA primarily serves low-income Hispanic families in Northern Alameda County.