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Fun Fact Friday!

Fun Fact Friday! Did you know that according to the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, 61% of low-income families in the USA do not have age appropriate books in their homes for the children? Programs such as Raising A Reader and Reach Out and Read strive to fill in these gaps! Interested in these programs? Call us today at 252-985-4300  … Read more

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Play & Learn Groups are Back!

March will be here before we know which means Play & Learn Groups will be back! Meet new families, make friends, and learn parenting tips all while having fun! It’s also FREE! Call 252-985-4300 and ask for Pattie Davis to register or find out more information!

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Building Blocks to Literacy

Did you know that the building blocks to literacy begin before a child is even born? How about did you know that nearly 85% of brain growth happens during the first three years of life? There are four building blocks that build the foundation for literacy: Health, Families & Communities, Early Care & Education, Ready  … Read more


Fun Fact Friday – Incredible Years (IY) Graduation!

Check out these “Incredible” Parents! DEPC is so proud of the 12 parents who recently graduated from the 16 weeks Incredible Years Preschool series! Six of the parents even had perfect attendance! What a great group of families! If you are interested in hearing more about The Incredible Years series, please contact Jennifer Cobb at  … Read more


Be a Week of the Young Child Sponsor

The week of April 10-16, 2016 will be celebrated and declared as the “Week of the Young Child” in our community. During this week, the Down East Partnership for Children will honor teachers, parents and young children ages 0-8 through a variety of events and activities. We need your help to make the week a success.  … Read more


Monthly Volunteer Spotlight!

Each month DEPC highlights an outstanding volunteer. This month’s spotlight shines on Amy Stokes! Amy has gone above and beyond for DEPC. Read all about Amy, her experience and her passion for DEPC at Amy, thank you for all that you do for DEPC. We are thrilled to have you as a volunteer. Thank you  … Read more


Kids First License Plates

Ever wondered if there is a simple way to help prevent child abuse? Do you want to contribute and raise awareness but aren’t sure how? Consider a Kids First License Plate! $15 of the $25 goes to fund the North Carolina Children’s Trust Fund. This is a great way to show that you support the prevention  … Read more

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All Pro Dad @ Hubbard Elementary

Congratulations to Principle, Mrs. Hopkins, Counselor, Ms. Judkins, Asst. Principle, Mrs. Bartee and the All Pro Dad Team Captains (Mr. Parker and Mr. Parker) for kicking off an awesome All Pro Dad Program Friday at Hubbard Elementary! Over 68 Dads/ Father Figures attended with approximately 70 plus children totaling 138 attendees. Breakfast was served and  … Read more


Fun Fact Friday!

Fun Fact Friday! Did you know that DEPC currently has 43 faith-based community partners? Many of these partners serve on our committees and volunteer their time to DEPC. These individuals assist in spreading the word about the services provided by DEPC. To learn more about our Faith Based Initiative, please visit: We are excited  … Read more


Faith Based Educational Forums

We are pleased to announce our Faith Base Educational Forums for both Nash and Edgecombe Counties! Our Collaboration with Pastor Wayne Hines and Bunn Chapel Baptist Church in Nashville; and our collaboration with Pastor Patrick Sinclair and First United Methodist Church of Battleboro has created this exciting opportunity for our Faith Base Initiative. This year’s  … Read more