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. 
Central Texas 4C, Inc. is an equal opportunity provider.  See the USDA Non-Discrimination Statement here.

Current News

We are ready!  Note the different start dates: 

ALL Early Head Start (0-3) centers open for children on August 22nd
Head Start (3-5) classrooms in Belton, Harker Heights, Killeen and Troy also start on August 22nd
Our other Head Start classrooms in Temple and Holland open on Tuesday, August 23rd.

Upcoming Events

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50 Years of Head Start