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

  • As we prepare to open a few classrooms (very, very carefully), we want our Head Start Parents and the community to know that we have a long list of things we are doing to protect staff, children and families.  If you have questions, or feel that you want to wait a while before starting the face-to-face part of our program, that is OK.  You are not going to "lose your spot" in Head Start.  We want to serve all our families where they feel safe.  Just keep working with us as we get back to the work we do best. And we cannot do that work without our parents' help and support.

    The significance of racial equality connects fundamentally to the core value and commitment that we in Head Start uphold daily–the commitment to ensuring that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth or color of their skin, must have the opportunity to succeed. Head Start’s commitment began in 1965 and it is more important than ever to uphold this promise.  Black lives matter. 


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