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 gearing up for our annual Self-AssessmentWe want all of our parents to sign up (there is a sign-up sheet in each center) for one of the teams that will travel to our sites and evaluate how we are doing.  Community Partners who are interested in being part of this exercise are welcome to join us for the Kick-Off on Tuesday, February 18th at 9:30 at our Dickson Head Start Training Room in Temple. We do this inspection because we want to see what our strengths are and to find areas where we can improve.  Continuous improvement is the way we maintain excellence in service to children and families.  Come join us! 


     In honor of Black History month, we honor the legacy of Elijah Cummings.  Watch this short VIDEO.






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