How to Apply for 2015-16 Durham County NC Pre-K
The Universal Pre-Kindergarten application period for the 2015-2016 school year will take place February 2nd - April 10th, 2015. This collaborative effort led by the Partnership is designed to reach 4-year-olds in Durham, and the following community partners play an instrumental role in this effort: Child Care Services Association, Durham Public Schools, Durham Head Start, and the Department of Social Services.
Your child might qualify to participate in 2015-2016 Durham County NC Pre-K if:
• Your child is not currently enrolled in a preschool program
• Your child turns 4 years by August 31, 2015
• Your child has health concerns or special needs
• Your family qualifies for financial assistance
• English is your child's second language
Click here for detailed application instructions, including a list of required materials needed from parents. Applications will not be processed without necessary documentation.There are 3 ways to apply:
• You may call 919-314-6813
to set an appointment time between February 2 and April 10, 2015
• Visit a Durham Head Start office beginning February 2, 2015
. Family Counselors will be available to assist parents in filling out the application (offices are closed Feb. 11, Feb. 27, and March 27-April 3)
• 215 Seminary Ave. (across from McDonald's and the YMCA)
• 908 Liberty St. (Leathers Meachem)
• Apply online by downloading the application
. The application can be filled out using Acrobat Reader. This software is available for free from Adobe. If you do not have this software, click here
and follow the instructions given. If you are unable to download Acrobat Reader, you may print the application form and fill it out by hand.
For more information about financial assistance for Child Care, contact Child Care Services Association at 919-403-6950 or visit www.childcareservices.org
or contact Durham County Social Services at 919-560-8300 or visit Durham County Social Services
.About the NC Pre-K Program
Durham County’s NC Pre-K program is working to provide high quality early educational experiences for 4-year-olds who are not attending preschool for various reasons. The program is community-based, voluntary, and designed to prepare 4-year-olds for kindergarten. The program follows the Durham Public School calendar and runs 6.5 hours a day, 180 days a year.
Durham’s Partnership for Children administers the program in Durham County, and works in collaboration with the early childhood professionals, Durham Public Schools, Durham Head Start, Child Care Services Association and Durham Alliance for Child Care Access. The NC Pre-K program operates in private class rooms, Durham Public Schools, and Head Start. There are more than 25 class rooms across Durham County with smaller class sizes to prepare children for kindergarten.