Down East Partnership For Children ROH March 2015 with Janice W

DEPC Receives “Ribbon of Hope Grant”

(Rocky Mount, NC)-The Down East Partnership for Children (DEPC) announced today that they will be the recipient of North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation’s $25,000 “Ribbon of Hope” to continue the Partnership’s ongoing Ready Schools and Ready Communities programs supporting family and community engagement in elementary schools in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation  … Read more


All Pro Dad Summit Brings Schools Together

We had a WONDERFUL and SUCCESSFUL All Pro Dad Summit on Wednesday, June 24th facilitated by Mr. Daniel Riley of Teach for America (Managing Director of Teacher Leadership Development). Great conversation took place between principals and assistant principals of both Nash & Edgecombe County school districts, faith-based partners, team captains, and dads. Because of the relationships  … Read more


Foundation Offers Budget Comparison

The NC Early Childhood Foundation offers a comparison between the NC House and the NC Senate budgets. Download a chart comparing House and Senate provisions related to children birth to eight. Some of the provisions will need to be hammered out in Conference Committee.  

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Books to Prepare for Kindergarten!

If you have a child that is going to Kindergarten next Fall you will definitely want to check out these exciting books that are available in DEPC’s Parent Information Center! You and your child will have fun reading and talking about these books as you help prepare your child for Kindergarten! Come visit DEPC’s Parent  … Read more


Healthy Kids Collaborative 2015 Parent Survey

Are you a parent or grandparent in Nash or Edgecombe County? If you answered yes, please take this quick 5 minute survey.  

Give 5 Read 5

Supporting Summer Reading

Give 5, Read Five Campaign: First Lady, Felecia Worthy and Pastor, Dr. James Todd Worthy, from St. James Missionary Baptist Church present books to Mrs. Monique Hargrove-Jones, Principal of Fairview Elementary School to support the Give 5, Read 5 Campaign. Give 5, Read 5 aims to support summer reading by providing books to children to  … Read more


Register for Free Summer Playgroups!

The Down East Partnership for Children will be offering FREE Summer Playgroups for parents and children age’s birth to 5! (School age siblings are always welcome) Come play and learn every Wednesday morning starting June 24th through July 29th 2015. All playgroups will be held on our Outdoor Discovery Park from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.  … Read more

June 2015 E-blast

June E-blast (pdf version)

Check out the June e-blast which focuses on summer resources for children and families- the PlayMobile schedule, link to summer feeding programs, reading lists and when play groups will meet at DEPC. If you missed it and would like to be on the list to receive monthly e-blasts from DEPC, click here. Resources for summer reading, feeding  … Read more


Henrietta Zalkind’s Column in the Telegram

As we move into summer, we have a lot to celebrate and a lot to look forward to. There will also be a variety of new opportunities in our area for children to be active. Many school playgrounds in our community will be open to families and this year the Be Active KIds PlayMobile will  … Read more