Learn more about our NC Pre-KDurham Early Head StartTransition to Kindergarten, and Early Childhood Training Institute partners by visiting each program page. For a list of our Smart Start funded partners, please click here.

Welcome new and continuing partners!

We’re proud to work alongside you as we seek to ensure that all children in Durham are prepared to succeed. We provide program coordination and evaluation, fiscal, and communications assistance so that you can effectively and efficiently serve our county’s young children and their families.

NC Pre-K Site Applications

We are now accepting applications for NC Pre-K sites. Please click here for the full application and instructions for how to apply. Completed applications must be received (not postmarked) by 12:00 PM on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Please contact Jameka Wells, program coordinator, at (919) 403-6960 ext. 214 or if you have questions or need assistance in completing this application.

Smart Start – Direct Service Provider (DSP) Manual for current funded partners

Here you will find the latest forms, resources, and information to help you administer and deliver Smart Start-funded services.

Contracting Policies and Procedures
» Forms to download (Appendices)

Financial Assistance Contract
Smart Start Cost Principles
Cost Principles Q&A
State Travel Rates (Memo on IRS Mileage Rate effective July 1, 2017)

Communications Standards
» Durham’s Partnership for Children Logo

Program & Evaluation Policies & Procedures
» Forms to download (Appendices)

Program & Evaluation Resources:

Data Webinar Series

In 2016, the Partnership hosted a year-long webinar series about all things data to provide partners with additional tools and materials. Please click here to view presentation slides from all of the webinars.

Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Program & Evaluation Calendar

First Quarter
  • Logic Model Review
  • DSP Initial Meetings
  • Signed Logic Models Due
Second Quarter
  • October 17: Quarterly Counts Due
  • October 17: Quarterly Cash and In-Kind Reports due
  • November 28: Year 2 RFP released
Third Quarter
  • January 8: Year 2 RFP due at noon
  • January 17: Quarterly Counts and Mid-Year reports due
  • January 17: Quarterly Cash and In-Kind Reports due
  • January 23: Grantee Mid-Year Explanation Form due
Fourth Quarter
  • Monitoring visits
  • April 17: Quarterly Counts due
  • April 17: Quarterly Cash and In-Kind Reports due
  • May: Partnership Board Votes on Allocations Recommendations
July 2018
  • July 10: Quarterly Cash and In-Kind Reports due
  • July 17: Quarterly Counts, Year-End Report and Annual Demographics due