DEPC Scholarship Program

Offers families opportunities for assistance with child care if they are working a minimum of 30 hours per week or in school full time. This program serves children birth to age 5 and it follows the same financial guidelines for income eligibility as the Department of Social Services. Families are required to pay parent fees on average of 10% of their gross income. 
Please note:  Children who are enrolled in pre-kindergarten programs, Head Start, or the Dept. of Social Services Child Care Subsidy Program are not eligible.

How to Apply:

You may download a copy of the Scholarship Program Application or (Spanish) Scholarship Program Application  (Cuidado y educación temprana para niños formulario de referencia y reclutamiento).Please complete all information on the form and return it along with all required documents by mail to:
Down East Partnership for Children
Scholarship Program
P. O. Box 1245
Rocky Mount, NC 27802
Or deliver the application and all forms to:
Down East Partnership for Children
215 Lexington Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27802

Scholarship Provider List

For more information contact Gladys Richardson at 252-985-4300 x 208 or 1-888-285-0849, Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In an effort to keep parents informed of the health and safety measures that our Scholarship and NC Pre-K sites are taking to keep children safe in this COVID-19 environment, we are providing a link to the most recent health and safety toolkit.

ChildCareStrongNC Public Health Toolkit