Head Start Programs Mississippi Head Start Pearl River Valley Opportunity, Inc.

Pearl River Valley Opportunity, Inc., a Head Start Program of Columbia, MS

756 Highway 98 Bypass
Columbia MS MS
Contact Phone
(601) 736-9564
PRVO believes in the importance of providing each child with an educational opportunity that addressing their individual learning style. We apply a daily schedule of activities that is child-initiated/teacher- directed in our Head Start classrooms and child-initiated/teacher-supported in Early Head Start. We utilize the Creative Curriculum in our center-based classrooms and our Family Child Care Home. This curriculum is based on a firm foundation of research and serves as a guide in defining developmentally appropriate goals, objectives, and experiences for each child. Our teachers implement a lesson plan that is individualized to address the following areas of development: *Social/Emotional, *Physical, *Cognitive and *Language.
Who is Eligible?

Children who are 3 to 5 years old are eligible for Head Start services. Pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age are eligible for Early Head Start services. Children and families who are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF or SSI are also eligible for services. Eligibility is determined by Head Start program staff and some families may be eligible for services if they are determined to be at or below the federal poverty level. Some grantees enroll a percentage of children from families with incomes above the Poverty Guidelines as well.

Families are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Parents/Guardians who will be registering for the first time must bring the following documents:(1) Copy of Child’s Certified Birth Certificate (Long Form Preferred)(2) Copy Of Income Verification For 2010 (Any of the following will be accepted):- 2010 W-2 or Income Tax Return- Signed statement from employer for wages earned in 2010- Signed statement or computer print-out from public agency for public assistance received for the year 2010(TANF, Social Security, Child Support, V.A. Benefits, Etc)(3) Family’s Insurance Information (If Applicable)(4) Clear Copy of Child’s Medicaid Card (if applicable)(5) Clear Copy of Child’s CHIP Card (If applicable)(6) Social Security numbers for all household members(7) Proof of Guardianship (If Applicable)(8) Official School and/or Work Schedule on Company Letter Head (Early Head Start Only)
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