Every child has the ability to reach their full potential
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Every child deserves a head start
Providing Head Start and Early Head Start Services to
Bastrop, Fayette, Lee, and Colorado counties
The mission of Cen -Tex Family Services, Inc. is to provide learning experiences in a safe and healthy environment. We promote school readiness and seek to improve the quality of life for the children and families we serve, to empower them to become self-sufficient, contributing members of our society.
Services & Programs
Early Head Start
Our Early Head Start program provides no-cost childcare, extended social services, preventative health and prenatal education services to prenatal women and children from 8 weeks to 3 years. There are currently ten Early Head Start centers that provide services to 237 infants and toddlers in Bastrop, Lee, Fayette, and Colorado counties.
Our Head Start program provides no-cost childcare, extended social services, and preventative health education to children and families. This program serves 238 3-year-old children at 9 locations throughout Bastrop, Lee, Fayette, and Colorado counties. We work with families in the transition from Head Start to Pre-K.
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“Working for Head Start and Early Head Start has given me the opportunity to help families. I help parents to connect with resources when they run into a bind. The support that we provide to our families is amazing. I believe that once you start working for the program you will fall in love with it.”
Diana, employee, 11 years
“I was a new mom of 6-month-old twins when introduced to home-based Head Start. Through the program I learned so many activities to do with my kids that allowed them to thrive and stimulate their little growing minds. We had fun and even touched on safety plans for our home and family. I'm really thankful we had that opportunity to be a part of the home-based Head Start program and would forever recommend others take part in it too.”
BP, current parent
"I think Early Head Start is an amazing opportunity for children and their families. I love that employee get excellent training because the Head Start program cares heavily about the education that teachers can offer their children. I have worked in the childcare industry for years and have never seen a program so focused on ensuring teachers can (and do) provide the best education for the children in our care."
Lara, new employee