Central Missouri Counties’

Human Development Corporation

A Community Action Agency

807-B N. Providence Road

Columbia, MO  65203

(Fax)  573-875-2689  ·  (TDD) 573-874-6993








Robyn Larkin Higgins

Training and Technical Assistance Specialist

Central Missouri Community Action



Educational Background

Organizational Psychology/Management

Family Development Credential, University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2005


Personal Background



I have worked for Central Missouri Counties’ Human Development Corporation – Head Start since 1993.  I began as an assistant teacher in a 3-5 year old classroom.  After spending my first year with the organization teaching, I moved into the role of Family Service worker.  I realized quickly that Head Start was different from other pre-school programs in that parents are also given opportunities for growth.  The realization that parent growth and involvement plays a very large and vital role in the continuing success of their children set me on a path that was to become the focus of the work I chose for my life.  In 2004, I moved to a more administrative role within the program as District Manager.  I am currently the Training and Technical Assistance Specialist, a position that enables me to help develop “best practice” for the children and families we serve, as well as focus on developing cultural competence in our communities.