Central Texas 4C, Inc. is a non-profit agency which has served Central Texans for over 40 years. Most people call us simply "4C" which stands for Community Choices in Children's Care. 4C operates sixteen Head Start centers which annually serve over 700 children ages 0-5 in the cities of Temple, Belton, Killeen, Harker Heights, Troy, Holland and Copperas Cove, Texas. (Check the LOCATIONS tab for each center's ages served. Some serve only 0-3, some serve 3-5 and some serve 0-5.) Fort Hood, the largest military base in the world, is adjacent to our cities. Some of our Pre-K centers are in collaboration with our ISD partners and some of our 0-3 centers are housed in the public schools to serve student parents who are working hard to graduate from school.
Today, we recognize Juneteenth by reflecting on the enduring legacy of our nation’s unjust history of slavery of Black people, including all of the windows of opportunity that have been slammed shut by systemic racism.
The significance of this history connects fundamentally to the core premise and commitment that we in Head Start uphold daily–the commitment to ensuring that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the opportunity to succeed. Head Start’s commitment began in 1965, a century after Juneteenth, and it is more important than ever to uphold this promise.
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