Sponsorship Brochure for 2015

We believe we all have a role to play in supporting our community by ensuring every child is launched as a healthy, lifelong learner by the end of the third grade. The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration to focus on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and partners who meet those needs. Please help support the Down East Partnership for Children and make this week a success.


Sponsorship Brochure 



Overview of Events

All Week – Eat a Rainbow Week

foodrainbow Eat a Rainbow Week! Food Drive (Backpack Buddies) Team up with your coworkers,faith based organizations, child care centers to help provide local children with food for the weekend! Collect and bring approved healthy, non-perishable food items to any Week of the Young Child event to donate to Backpack Buddy Programs, a national food subsidy program supported locally by corporations and faith based organizations for children in need in Nash and Edgecombe County schools.


Celebrating Faith Communities – Sunday, April 12

Faith communities across the twin counties are invited to incorporate children’s messages and activities into their services.

Children’s Parade – Monday, April 13 10 a.m. at the DEPC Discovery Park!

Registration at 9:30 a.m. Children’s parade at 10:00 a.m. Kick off the week with a fun start at DEPC’s Discovery Park. Children, providers and families are invited to come together and celebrate children and Downtown Rocky Mount. Stay after the parade to enjoy all the park has to offer.

Cooking Demonstration – Wednesday, April 15

Special Guest Chef to Present Healthy Eating on a Budget Inez and Stephen Ribustello, owners of Tarboro’s popular restaurant, On the Square, will offer a cooking demonstration for families to show how to create healthy, good-tasting, family-friendly food on a budget.


State of the Child Luncheon – Friday, April 17 12:00 p.m. at the Imperial Centre

Rowe_Audrey This luncheon will increase awareness of the impact of the early education system and how healthy eating impacts learning outcomes. Community partners, faith leaders, policy makers, board members and business community are invited to attend. This year features keynote presentation from, the Administrator for the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington, D.C. FNS provides children and needy families with better access to food and a more healthful diet through its 15 nutrition assistance programs and nutrition education effort.


For more information about Week of the Young Child, contact DEPC at 252-985-4300.