Bay Area Hispano Institute for Advancement, Inc. (BAHIA Inc.) was established by and for Latino families in 1975 as a nonprofit organization to address an unmet need; high quality, bilingual learning environments where children grow to become successful lifelong bilingual learners.


BAHIA is the only full-time; Latino nonprofit in Berkeley providing bilingual (Spanish-English) childcare and education to children ages 2-10 years of age.


BAHIA is a respected leader in the community striving every year to improve the quality of life of children and their families in the community, with a particular focus on Latino families in Alameda County.


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  • BAHIA, Inc. operates on a non-discriminatory basis, affording equal treatment and access to services for all without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color or mental or physical disability.

  • BAHIA, Inc. welcomes the enrollment of children with disabilities and other special needs and implements reasonable accommodations for such children as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • BAHIA, Inc. does not provide religious instruction or worship, nor will any child development program funds be used for the general support of any private church-related activity or event.

  • BAHIA, Inc. has a procedure for receiving and handling complaints which is on file in the office. 

  • BAHIA Inc. has designated our Operations Manager as the person responsible for receiving and investigating complaints.  Parents have the right to appeal any adverse action.

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