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

  • This month we celebrate excellence at 4C.  The Betty Neill Award of Excellence will be presented to our top classrooms at our Recognition Banquet on Tuesday, December 5th at the Hilton Garden Inn in Temple.  This year, the award for top Head Start classroom goes to Meridith-Dunbar Head Start Classroom #310.  That classroom is manned by Kathryn (Katy) Bryson and Maria Escalante-Castillo.  Our Early Head Start winner is Room #2 at Hal Rose Head Start--Teachers Marla Burgess and Randi Ingrassia.  Congratulations!


    We also honor the work of community partners and our Board of Directors.  They finally get to eat a nice dinner once a year!  Their volunteerism makes it possible for this agency to excel.  Thank you so much.




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50 Years of Head Start