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About Us

Who We Are

Cen-Tex Family Services, Inc. (Cen-Tex) is a private, non-profit agency founded in 1993. Cen-Tex receives grant funds to provide Early Head Start/Head Start programs in Bastrop, Lee, Fayette, and Colorado counties. These programs are administered by the Office of Head Start, Department of Health and Human Services and carried out through the Hearts of Texas Head Start Program.

Promoting The School Readiness of Young Children

Our programs support the social and emotional development of children from birth to age 4 in a comprehensive way. In addition to education services, programs provide children and their families with health, nutrition, and social services. 

Hearts of Texas teachers and staff build positive relationships with families that support positive parent-child relationships, family well-being, and connections to peers and community.

Early Head Start serves pregnant women, infants, and toddlers. Head Start serves preschool age children. 

You may also visit to learn more about the history of Head Start.