Dear Parents,


On behalf of BAHIA I would like to welcome and invite you to our programs, either as part of the BAHIA Parent Advisory Committee, or simply as a parent who would like to be part of their child’s learning program. We encourage you to read further and stay engaged in your child’s learning and caring place. Research has proven that children perform stronger academically when parents are involved in their child’s school.

We are counting on you to be one of those engaged parents. By joining BAHIA’s Parent Advisory Committee (PAC), parents become the voice of ALL the parents and the children of our organization. PAC decides on the fundraising activities it will engage in that benefit their child’s program and BAHIA, Inc. as a whole.The policy and plan for parent engagement and involvement is our way to encourage and identify activities that parents will find interesting and willing to collaborate with each other and with the teachers.

The structure by which the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) operates is collaborative, designed to build leadership and inclusive of ALL parents in the BAHIA programs in Berkeley (Centro VIDA, Bahia School Age Program and Academia de Bahia).We invite you to participate in your child’s program by connecting with teachers, and with other parents to help us continue to build a strong, vibrant and successful bilingual environment.









Beatriz Leyva-Cutler

Executive Director

  • 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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