Head Start Preferred Vendor

Head Start Body Start National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play has announced that BCI Burke has been selected as one of 28 playground and play space companies, equipment manufacturers and other creators of playground and play space-related resources for inclusion in its 2011 HSBS Preferred Vendor Catalog (PVC).

The elite group of vendors has been vetted by a panel of early childhood movement professionals and selected for the vendors' offers of discounts and value-added packages of safe and developmentally appropriate products for recipients of the upcoming HSBS 2011 Play Space Grant Awards.

Nearly $2 million in Play Space Grants will be awarded to Head Start Centers across the country this year by HSBS to improve their outdoor play spaces.

Grant recipients will be able to purchase uniquely designed value-added packages created by the HSBS Preferred Vendors at a minimum discount of 20% off the retail price.

“We are pleased to be identified as a 2011 Head Start Body Start Preferred Vendor and be able to support Head Start programs across the country in developing their outdoor play spaces," said Tim Ahern, BCI Burke owner/CEO.

"Our top priority is to provide exciting play that promotes fitness and fun.”

BCI Burke joins HSBS in its efforts to promote healthy lifestyles.