The Early Childhood Training Institute (ECTI) was established in 2015 to create an environment in Durham in which young children are raised in healthy, affirming, and supportive families. This initiative
Through Durham Early Head Start (DEHS), the Partnership collaborates with community partners to serve the most vulnerable children and families. DEHS is a federally-funded child development and support program for
As the convener and facilitator of Durham’s early childhood system, the Partnership invests in and works alongside high-quality early childhood programs offered through our partner organizations that receive Smart Start
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.