Our Mission

To ensure every child in Durham enters school ready to succeed, we lead community strategies for children birth to age 5 and their families that promote healthy development and learning and enhance access to high quality care.

  • Expanding access
    to early education
  • star
    Improving quality
    of child care
  • Supporting
    families
  • Mobilizing community
    partners
  • Partners

  • Volunteers

  • Parents

  • Leadership

About Durham's
Partnership for Children

Durham's Partnership for Children leads community strategies for children birth-5 and their families to ensure that every child in Durham enters school healthy and ready to succeed. We administer the Smart Start initiative, NC Pre-K and Early Head Start, as well as community-based programs that promote healthy development and learning and enhance access to high quality care. The Partnership identifies emerging needs and mobilizes partners to support comprehensive approaches to serving all 23,000 young children in Durham.

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