Columbia University Head Start (CUHS) provides services to 300 low-income children and their families from birth to age five, as well as to pregnant women. Led by Carmen Rodriguez, PhD, the program’s target population is primarily immigrant Latino children from the Northern Manhattan community. Head Start Services are provided through a combination of center-based groups and home visits by a bilingual, multidisciplinary staff.
In 1990, a team of faculty in Public Health and Pediatrics were determined to solidly root preventative services for the community through a university sponsored program. With its focus on the whole child and the ce