SIDS Awareness Month

This month is SIDS awareness month. Each year, about 4,000 infants die unexpectedly during sleep, from SIDS, accidental suffocation or other unknown causes. Here is a flyer about how to ensure your child is sleeping safe!


Party in the Park! FREE Family Fun

Join us for our 2nd Annual Party in the Park on Oct. 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. at DEPC’s Discovery Park for music, activities and fun. Meet your neighbors and enjoy a healthy food tasting. This event is free and all ages welcome. For more information call the Partnership at 252-985-4300. Hope to see  … Read more

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Rainy Day Blues?

Are your kids tired of being stuck indoors with all of this rain? Do they want to get up and moving? Here are a few games that do just that while staying dry inside! Freeze! – Have kids dance to music. When the music stops, they must freeze in whatever position they are in! Indoor  … Read more

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New All Pro Dads Group!

Englewood Elementary kicked off their first All Pro Dads meeting today! Congratulations to the Community Leadership Team. DEPC has helped to start All Pro Dads groups in 13 elementary schools and 2 middle schools in Nash and Edgecombe counties. This program brings fathers/father figures and their children together to increase positive interaction between Dads/Father Figures  … Read more

James Bellamy

James Bellamy – Beloved colleague, friend

We are sad to report that DEPC lost a dear friend and staff member this week. James Bellamy, Ready Communities Specialist, was a beloved colleague and brought light to us all at DEPC and everyone that knew him in the community. A Musical Celebration of Life will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept.  … Read more

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Outdoor Learning Environments (OLEs) make learning fun!

Take a look at how excited these students from GW Carver Elementary School are thanks to the new climber that was installed on the Outdoor Learning Environment (OLE). DEPC works with schools and the school district to promote OLEs; two are coming to Edgecombe County and two are coming to Nash-Rocky Mount school districts. Funding is provided  … Read more

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DEPC Job Opening – Healthy Kids Specialist

The Down East Partnership for Children is looking for a candidate to fill the position of Healthy Kids Specialist. A background in health, nutrition, and community engagement is preferred. The candidate must also be able to work with diverse teams on multiple priorities with an enthusiastic and helpful attitude.   Healthy Kids Specialist PRIMARY PURPOSE:  … Read more


Triple P Featured on WRAL

 “Triple P approach helps parents create positive, nurturing environment.” WRAL TV posted a feature on the Triple P Parenting Program.  Click here to see more about Triple P on WRAL! Click here for more information about Triple P in our community. 

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Summer Feeding Program Celebration

The Partnership hosted a celebration to thank community volunteers and partners for participating in the successful Summer Feeding Program. This year 55 sites participated in Nash and Edgecombe counties serving 60,216 meals to children and families in June and July. Participants shared success stories and provided heartfelt examples of how the program made a difference  … Read more

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Milton & Miles 10% Back Program to Support Healthy Kids Initiative

On Aug. 23 and Sept. 27, if you eat at Milton and Miles in the Imperial Center, 10% of the sales will go directly to the Healthy Kids Collaborative (HKC) and the sustainability of the garden on the Discovery Park.  Please share with your friends and coworkers!!!