A teacher? A doctor? What will 4-year-old Yanizmarie Ramos grow up to be?
These are questions her mother Susana asks regularly, thanks to the family’s engagement with early childhood programs at Children’s Aid.
A mother of six from Washington Heights, Susana admits she wasn’t always as involved in her children’s success as she is today. But when Yanizmarie, her youngest, was enrolled in an Early Head Start program at nine months, Susana says she began to gain tools to help all her children chase their dreams.