Who We Are

  • 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. 


What We Do

  • Besides providing developmentally appropriate education to income eligible children ages 0-5, we provide to the Head Start child and family: Health and Nutrition Services, Mental Health Services, Disability Services, Transition Services, Social Services, Literacy Services and other parent education opportunities.
    We accept applications all year. Our waiting list is not a first come/first served list.  It is a criteria points list so we can assure the taxpayer that we are serving the neediest families first.  There is no cost for eligible families.


Current News

  • We are in the throes of grant writing for the next Federal fiscal year, but we do have some exciting news to share.  4C has been awarded two Federal Head Start/Early Head Start grants in order to build a new facility in Killeen so that we won't be having to move classrooms around in the future.  The Boys & Girls Clubs of Killeen have a piece of property in our "old neighborhood" where they are going to let us put a new, 5 classroom facility.  It (hopefully) will be completely finished for next school year.  When it is built, it will be there for at least 15 years.  Wow--what a gift!





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