NC Pre-K

How to Apply for 2018-2019 Durham County NC Pre-K

Your child might qualify to participate in 2018-2019 Durham County NC Pre-K if:

  • Your child is not currently enrolled in a preschool program
  • Your child turns 4 years by August 31, 2018 (born between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014)
  • Your child has health concerns or special needs
  • Your family qualifies for financial assistance
  • English is your child’s second language

The application period for 2018-2019 NC Pre-K has been extended! We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis at this time.

Download the Application

Questions? Please contact:

Melissa Radice Peguero – 919-403-6960 ext. 219 or
NC Pre-K Program Specialist, Durham’s Partnership for Children
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For more information about financial assistance for Child Care, contact Child Care Services Association at 919-403-6950 or visit, or contact Durham County Social Services at 919-560-8300 or visit Durham County Social Services.

About the NC Pre-K Program

NCPreK NEW LOGOThe statewide NC Pre-K program prepares eligible 4-year-olds for school by providing high-quality early education in both public and private settings. The program is community-based, voluntary, and designed to serve 4-year-olds who will benefit most from services. The program follows the Durham Public School calendar and runs 6.5 hours a day, 180 days a year.

In Durham County, Durham’s Partnership for Children administers the program and serves 490 children in classrooms in Durham Public Schools, Durham Head Start, and private child care centers. Technical assistance and support from the Partnership guarantees quality and compliance with all regulation. The Partnership also leads a universal application process with six collaborative agencies to serve and assist families throughout the community in applying for available seats. 

Please click here to see a 2017-18 meeting schedule for Durham’s School Readiness/NC Pre-K Committee.