NC Pre-K

Your child might qualify to participate in 2023-2024 Durham County NC Pre-K if: 

  • Your child turns 4 years by August 31, 2023 (born between September 1, 2018, and August 31, 2019)  
  • Your family qualifies for financial assistance 
  • Your child must reside in Durham County 

 

More Information for the 2023-2024 Application: 

  • Apply at the Durham PreK website. 
  • Application available starting February 6th  
  • Call 1-833-PREK-EDU for more information or to schedule an application appointment 
  • Application appointments with our counselors will be available starting in March 
  • Additional materials may be required for the application (English) (Spanish). 

Did your child turn 4 on or before August 31, 2022? 

  • You can apply for the current 2022-2023 school year through April 28th 
  • Apply on the Durham PreK website 

 


Is your child too young for Pre-K? 

  • Fill out our referral form to be connected with our other programs and/or other programs in Durham! 
  • Fill out an interest sheet to be contacted about PreK whenever your child is eligible 

 


Have you heard about the Durham PreK? 

Durham PreK is an enhancement element to Pre-K services in Durham County. This is a county funded program to ensure all 4-year-old children in Durham County have access to high-quality pre-k and we at the Partnership are excited to work so closely with DPK! For more information visit durhamprek.org.  

 


About the NC Pre-K Program 

The 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 627 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.  

 


Have you heard about the Durham PreK?

Durham PreK is an enhancement element to Pre-K services in Durham County. This is a county funded program to ensure all 4-year-old children in Durham County have access to high-quality pre-k and we at the Partnership are excited to work so closely with DPK! For more information visit durhamprek.org. 


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  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. 


Questions? Please contact:

The DPK Helpdesk 1-833-773-5338

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.

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