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


    Earlier this year, Reverend Raphael Warnock was elected to the U.S. Senate, making him the first Black Senator from the state of Georgia, and one of the first Head Start alumni in the Senate! Rev. Warnock joins fellow freshman Senator Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico as one of the first two Senators who got their start in Head Start

    Senator Warnock

    “I got [here] through hard work, but also good public policy," Senator-elect Warnock said following the election. “As a toddler I was in Head Start.” He went on: “I know the importance of good federal public policy. And in this defining moment in America, when there’s so much suffering and there’s so many people trying to divide us, I hope to go to the U.S. Senate and be a force for good and pull us all together as we build what Dr. King called the beloved community.”  

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