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.
Many of our 4C friends have been concerned about the government shutdown affecting Head Start. Our Head Start funding was approved before the shutdown so we are able to continue operating. The USDA, on the other hand, has sent us information that states that our Nurtition funds are good through the month of March. We hope the government will re-open before then. Encouraging your senators (Senator Cruz and Senator Cornyn) and your congressman (Congressman Carter) to re-open the government will help. Tell them about how Head Start and USDA help your family.You can also thank them for securing the Head Start funding early!
In the meantime, we are moving ahead. 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!