The Vision, The MissionThe youngest and most vulnerable children in Texas communities will have positive early childhood experiences so that they will become successful in life.

The mission of Together4Children is to increase the knowledge base and skills of early childhood practitioners serving vulnerable children and families. Our non-profit provides high-quality, evidence-based professional development that promotes school readiness and lifelong success.

Taking Charge of Change™ will become my blueprint for what I hope to become as an Early Childhood Professional.Texas Child Care Leadership Academy Graduate

Our stats at a glance.

Child Care Leaders Trained
Child Care Employees Impacted
Children Served

Program & PhilosophyWe put our early childhood practitioners first.

Championing the success of early childhood teachers, center administrators, coaches, and assessors who serve vulnerable children and families is at the core of Together4Children’s mission. We provide high-quality research-informed professional development needed to increase the knowledge and skills necessary to provide programs of excellence. Our goal is to guide participants in connecting learning theory to practice. Through this focused approach, newly learned concepts are integrated into practical strategies that can be easily incorporated into daily routines. Framing professional development in a comprehensive manner allows each participant to fully engage in the learning process, reflect on best practices, and apply new skills that impact the quality of early care and education.

Resources and InitiativesSee exactly how we accomplish our goals.


Texas Child Care Leadership Academy

is designed to increase administrators’ capacity to lead teams towards program excellence. Participants are challenged to think differently in thought-provoking activities, in-depth discussions, and valuable peer interactions. Together we discover new ways to inspire a thriving work climate and promote teacher retention by using leadership skills to guide your program’s direction, achieve goals, build trust and create passion.

Taking Charge of Change™

is a proven, intensive year-long leadership and management class for approximately 25 center directors. TCC takes a comprehensive approach to developing administrative and leadership skills that result in high-quality child care environments for young children. The intensive learning and leadership development program draws upon the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership’s curriculum and Together4Children’s extensive expertise and knowledge of early childhood leadership.

Together4Children Partners

Together4Children Partners help us advocate and improve the education and care of the youngest and most vulnerable children. Possible ways to get involved are:
  • Assist as a Facilitator at a Taking Charge of Change™ Retreat(s)
  • Computer Technology Assistance
  • Assist in Setup and Coordination of Professional Development Trainings
  • Serve as a Board Member
  • Serve on a Board Advisory Committee
  • Participate in Fundraising Events

Executive TeamYour directors, together for you.


Kathy Keller

Director of Professional Development

Belinda Rojas

Director of Development & Evaluation

Cindy Rojas Rodriguez

Executive Director

EquityImprovement for all Texas communities.

To accomplish our mission, Together4Children will create and implement programs and services that are inclusive, respectful and responsive to the needs of all individuals. Our organizational culture values people of all racial/ethnic backgrounds and is based on our organizational values of respect, integrity, and honesty. Our commitment to inclusiveness will be evident in our organizational policies and procedures, as part of our strategic plan, and within our organizational goals.