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

    Our Strategy Team is looking forward to a "mini-retreat" later this month as we design plans for the future of our Head Start program. We are determined to continue to provide high quality services to our children and families in spite of the challenges of a pandemic.  We know that our children's futures depend on our continuing to help them develop to their potential, and we are determined that we will be here long after the pandemic is gone, true to our mission:
    "We are committed to building stronger Central Texas communities, one child and family at a time."

      Avenue C Head Start



    We are finally able to say that we are building a new facility in Killeen!  Our partners in this new Head Start center are the Boys and Girls Clubs, United Way and Killeen's Community Development Department (CDBG). The new site will be at 500 West Avenue C.  At some point in the future, we will be celebrating this expansion of 4C's Head Start Program.





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