Early Head Start

Bauer’s Early Head Start families and children participate in either our Home-Based or Center-Based programs. Both options provide comprehensive educational experiences for children and their parents that promote the growth and development of each individual child.

Early Head Start Home-Based Program

  • Who: Children ages 6 weeks - 2 years old and their families who live in Tippecanoe County
  • When:
    • Weekly 90 minute educational visits
    • Twice monthly group Socializations
    • Offered year-round
  • Where: In-home and community locations
  • Fee: FREE of Charge!

About Bauer’s Home-Based Program

Families are assigned a Bauer Home Visitor who works with parents on their child’s individual learning. Home-based parents actively participate in the weekly visits, create learning goals for their child, and continue the learning between visits using Home Links. Home-based families plan the twice monthly group Socializations where along with their children they enjoy educational activities, share a meal, and develop friendships and support. Families also participate in Bauer’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and elect representatives to Bauer’s Policy Council

 

Early Head Start Center-Based Program

  • Who: Children ages 6 weeks - 2 years old and their families who live in Tippecanoe County
    • Families must be working full-time, attending school full-time, or a combination of both
  • When: Offered year-round, Monday – Friday
  • Where: Click here for a list of our locations!
  • Fee: FREE of Charge!


About Bauer’s Early Head Start Center-Based Program

Early Head Start children attend school daily and engage in planned educational activities with their teachers. Families continue the learning at home through weekly Home Links that the teachers develop specifically for their child. Families volunteer in their child’s classroom 8 hours per month and participate in Bauer’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and elect representatives to Bauer’s Policy Council. Families also engage in a minimum of two home visits and two conferences with their child’s teacher each year.

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