Resources for your family

The Down East Partnership for Children offers a variety of services and resources for families with children ages 0-8. This page provides a variety of links and information. If you do not see what you are looking for, or have a question – please call us!  252-985-4300

Family First

A trained Family First Specialist is ready to help. Connect to programs, activities and/or other community resources that you may need or be interested in. The Family First Line can be accessed either by appointment, phone calls or walk-in from 9:00am-5:00pm, Mondays-Fridays.

Call the Down East Partnership for Children and ask for one of our Family First Specialists at (252) 985-4300 or toll free at 1-888-285-0849.

Family First

The Imagination Library is here!

Imagine the fun of receiving a free book for your child in the mail each month, building a library of books and a love for reading. The Down East Partnership for Children and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library are working together to get books into the hands of our youngest children. Enrollment is now open!

For more information about how the Imagination Library works here in Nash and Edgecombe Counties, please contact Trevor Lane at info@depc.org or (252) 985-4300, ext. 218.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program – Tips and classes

Triple P is a parenting program, but it doesn’t tell you how to be a parent. It’s more like a toolbox of ideas. You choose the strategies you need. You choose the way you want to use them. It’s all about making Triple P work for you.

The Down East Partnership for Children provides a variety of resources through Triple P – from one-on-one consultations to workshops and tip sheets.

Visit www.triplep-parenting.netor contact us at 252-985-4300.

Triple P

Playgroups for parents with children birth through age 5

Kaleidoscope Play and Learn groups are offered every week during the school year starting the week of August 27, 2018! Choose one of the following options:

  • Down East Partnership on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:00
  • Cooley Library, Nashville on Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:00
  • Edgecombe County Library, Tarboro on Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:00

Call Jennifer Cobb at 252-985-4300 or by email at jcobb@depc.org for more information and to register!

Searching for Child Care?

Choosing a child care provider is one of the hardest decisions a parent will make. A Family First Counselor can help you make an informed decision about quality, licensed care for your child. We currently serve Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Warren and Wilson Counties.

We provide free confidential child care referrals based on your family’s needs

  • Child Care Center or Family Child Care Home
  • Hours of Operation
  • Facility Location
  • Cost of Care

If you would like to complete your own Child Care Referral Search, please use our online referral database by clicking on the button below.

Child Care Referral

Curious about your child’s development?

Ages & Stages Questionnaire®

The Down East Partnership for Children provides free child development screenings using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ®). The ASQ® tool is fun, doctor-recommended, and teaches you to recognize developmental milestones and support your child as they grow. Click the button below.

Ages & Stages Questionnaire