Head Start

Bauer’s Head Start families and children enroll in either our Preschool or Prekindergarten Center-Based programs. Both programs provide comprehensive age-appropriate educational experiences that promote the school readiness of the individual children and support families in preparing for kindergarten. A summer prekindergarten program is offered in Tippecanoe County.

Head Start Center-Based Program

  • Preschool - Children ages 3-4 years old and their families
  • Prekindergarten - Children ages 4-5 years old and entering kindergarten the following year, and their families
When: Monday – Thursday during the school year
Where: Click here for a list of our locations! Head Start is offered in Clinton, Carroll, Tippecanoe, and White counties.
Fee: FREE of Charge!

About Bauer’s Head Start Program

Head Start children attend school all day on Mondays through Thursdays and engage in school readiness activities planned by their teachers. Families use weekly Home Links from teachers to reinforce and continue the learning at home. In addition, families volunteer in their child’s classroom 8 hours per month, 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.

Head Start Summer Kindergarten Readiness Program

  • Prekindergarten - Children ages 4 – 5 years old and entering kindergarten in the fall, and their families
  • Tippecanoe County residents only
When: 8 weeks, Monday – Friday
Where: Click for a list of our locations!
Fee: FREE of Charge!

About Bauer’s Summer Head Start Program

Children enrolled in the Head Start summer program engage in kindergarten readiness activities that provide them with 8 weeks of additional learning before they enter kindergarten. Families support their child’s summer learning through weekly Home Links provided by the teachers and volunteer in the classrooms 8 hours per month.
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