If you have children, then you know just how hectic life can be. If you’ve ever had to try to find childcare, then you truly know the meaning of chaos. For the residents of Romney Meadows, Bauer is a chance to simply childcare, and it also happens to be one of the top educational resources in the state.
Bauer Family Resources was founded by probation officer Grace Bauer, right here in Lafayette in 1929. Bauer created the program to keep youngsters occupied and out of trouble. Today the facility operates as much more than just a childcare facility, though that is primarily what it is used for at Romney Meadows. Bauer Family Resources offers several programs and services throughout the Lafayette area and surrounding counties. Services range from counseling and therapy, to education and support for various groups.
Bauer head start programs are meant to give children an opportunity to learn before they start school. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in the last few years, a little less than 50% of children participate in some sort of pre-k or head start program before kindergarten. Early childhood education is extremely vital for a child’s educational development.
New Management at Romney Meadow has donated the old staff clubhouse to Bauer. At the moment, Bauer occupies about half of the old clubhouse while the management team occupies the other half. Upon completion of the new clubhouse, Bauer will take over the entirety of the old clubhouse in order to expand their program.
Residents of Romney Meadows have first priority to the Bauer Head Start program for no charge. This program is especially important to residents of Romney Meadows as it can be hard to find these types of programs for children during work hours. In fact, some of the residents wouldn’t be able to work if it weren’t for the Bauer Head Start program at Romney Meadows. The program is simply one more perk to living in the affordable housing community of choice in Lafayette, Indiana.