Pearl River Valley | Mississippi
(601) 736 - 9564

Disability & Mental
Health Department

PRVO Head Start and Early Head Start is and has been an inclusionary placement for children with disabilities and special needs. By working together, teachers, local education agencies community agencies and parents facilitate and maximize the child’s full developmental, cognitive, social and emotional milestones.

As an opportunity to provide support to both children and families with disabilities, PRVO provides each child and their family an equal and non-discriminatory opportunity through  Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  This Act provides children with disabilities a free and appropriate public education, evaluation and placement in a least restrictive environment for learning, as well as protection of their disability rights.

PRVO, Inc. Head Start/ Early Head Start provide services for children with disabilities in Early Childhood include the following categories:

  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Developmentally Delayed
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Speech/Language Impairment
  • Autism
  • Deaf-Blind
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Visually Impaired
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Emotional Disability

Mental Health:
Mental Health Services are provided through local community Mental Health Professionals for children, parents, and staff. PRVO utilized the Conner’s Early Childhood assessment as well as mental health class observation conducted twice annually (or on an as needed basis)  through partnering Mental Health Professionals to possibly identify children with mental health concerns.

Mental Health trainings occur throughout the year for teachers. Parenting and behavior seminars are also be offered throughout the year for parents.