Durham’s Partnership for Children funds and works alongside high-quality, evidence-based programs, investing public dollars where there is a data-driven need and a proven impact.
Durham’s Young Children At-a-Glance
There are 22,693 children birth to age 5 living in Durham County.
29% of children 0-5 are enrolled in licensed, regulated child care programs. 76% of these children attend 4- or 5-star facilities.
28.1% of children 0-5 live below Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and 51.9% live in low-income households (below 200% FPL).
The market rate for a child care slot for a 2-year-old in a 4-star center is $994/month.
64% of child care centers are 4-or 5-star facilities.
There are more than 3,000 children on waiting lists for child care scholarships.
18% of families below 200% FPL have had their employment affected by child care related issues.
16.5% of children in Durham are obese.
In the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2014 Kids Count Report, North Carolina ranked 34 out of 50 in overall child well-being: 38/50 for economic well-being, 28/50 for education, 32/50 for health, and 36/50 for family and community.
Additional sources for data about Durham’s young children
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.