Registration Now Open for Incredible Years – Preschool Series

The Incredible Years – Preschool Series will begin on Thursday, Aug. 27. If you are a parent of a child ages 3-5 years of age (not yet enrolled in Kindergarten), this series is for you! Win fabulous prizes while learning positive parenting techniques. As a participant you will receive: Free dinner and child care. Weekly  … Read more


Community for Unity Festival

The Down East Partnership for Children will be at the 2015 Community for Unity Festival on Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greater Joy at Boone Street Park. We will be on hand for enrollment in NC Pre-K, the Incredible Years program for parents of children 3-5 years of age  … Read more


Community Fellows Graduation

DEPC Celebrates 15 leaders at the Community Fellows Graduation. Keynote speaker included Larry D. Turner, Deputy Inspector General with the Department of Labor in Washington, DC.   Pictured at the event: First Row: Tammy Royster, Delores Porter, Lula Davis, Barbara Whitaker Second Row: Nanette Hunter, Angela Jones, Carolyn Thomas, Carol Hayes Third Row: Donnell Staton, Lawrence  … Read more

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DEPC Employment Opportunity

Community Outreach Specialist: The Down East Partnership for Children has an opening for a person who is highly motivated and able to multi-task. Main responsibilities: provide support for Community Outreach, Research and Development Team, Fund-raising efforts, and Operations. Required skills: proficient in Microsoft Office, data entry and management, web-based programs, highly effective in listening, oral communication and writing. Preferred experience: 3 to  … Read more

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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. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/L3KLCR7