• Child Care

    Assisting with enrollment cost for the Tyrrell Elementary NCPK Program and offering educational instruction in the preschool classrooms.

  • Health

    Working with child care facilities to ensure high health standards and increasing access to health insurance and health care.

  • Family Support

    Early literacy and family engagement programs for children and simple tips to manage the big and small problems of family life.

  • Service Providers

    Working with many different local service providers to furnish needed services to children and families in our community.

Our Mission

The Tyrrell-Washington Partnership for Children, Inc. will provide opportunities for children and families to have an improved quality of life.

Our Vision

We believe all kids deserve a positive foundation for a productive future.

The Tyrrell-Washington Partnership for Children…

  •  administers Smart Start funds from the state legislature to support programs to benefit children age 0-5 and their families.
  •  is a catalyst for bringing different groups together for the sake of the children.
  •  educates the community on the critical needs of young children and helps develop solutions.


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Programs Administered

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination library is now available to all young children in Tyrrell and Washington Counties!

In 1996, Dolly Parton launched a reading program to benefit the children of her home county in east Tennessee called Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  Dolly wanted to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families. She wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create.

Eligible children will receive one free developmentally appropriate book in the mail per month until they reach their fifth birthday. The books distributed by the Dolly Parton Foundation are carefully selected to be age-appropriate and to deliver positive, developmentally important skill opportunities for the targeted children.

This service is at no cost to the family. Tyrrell-Washington Partnership for Children is currently providing this service to all children in Tyrrell County and Washington County between the ages of birth to five years old.

For more information the  please contact Kay Overton at 252-793-5437 for tyrrellwashingtoned@embarqmail.com

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Application

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Website