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Thank you, Durham County!

November 21, 2022

Durham PreK holds the honor of being one of the inaugural locally-funded and managed pre-K programs with universal access in North Carolina. Since the pilot classrooms launched in 2019, Durham PreK has even been able to support Buncombe County and Forsyth County in their efforts to establish universal pre-K in their communities. Durham is fortunate to…

Durham PreK Governance Leadership Interview with Leigh Bordley

September 29, 2022

Interview conducted the afternoon of Tuesday, February 8, 2022 How long have you been a member of the Durham PreK Governance Committee and how did you come into your leadership role? At least 5 years, and I’m currently the vice chair. I was asked to step into that role, and I believe so strongly in…

Durham PreK Governance Leadership Interview with Dr. Iheoma Iruka

August 24, 2022

Dr. Iruka is a Research Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Fellow at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and the founding Director of the Equity Research Action Coalition. She was interviewed for this post in February 2022. How long have you been…

Meet the Durham PreK Sites!

August 9, 2022

Durham PreK is entering its fourth full school year! Five classrooms opened in the spring of 2019 and we have been expanding ever since. As we prepare to launch our Meet the Sites social media campaign, we want to introduce you to all of the Durham PreK sites to kick us off! What is a…

Teacher Talk: Get to Know Durham PreK!

August 4, 2022

Welcome to Durham PreK! Whether you are joining a Durham PreK classroom for the first time or if you’ve been teaching in a Durham PreK classroom since our first year, we are so excited to work with you this school year! The Durham community is lucky to have each of you teaching its young children…

Community Connections: Get to Know Durham PreK!

August 3, 2022

Welcome to Durham PreK! Whether you are a first time pre-K family or if you have older children who are Durham PreK graduates, we are so excited to get to know you this school year! You most likely learned a bit about Durham PreK during the application process, but there are so many people and…

End of the Year Celebrations, Accomplishments, and More from Durham PreK

June 2, 2022

Can you believe the 2021-2022 school year is coming to an end? Your students have worked hard all year, and so have our Durham PreK teachers and directors! Our Technical Assistance Team shared the following accomplishments your children’s teachers have achieved this school year! Check them out below! Teachers who Enrolled in an Early Childhood…

Celebrating Week of the Young Child – Music Monday

April 1, 2022

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)’s Week of the Young Child has begun! We are starting the week off with Music Monday. See the message below from NAEYC: “When children sing, dance, and listen to music, they develop their language and early literacy skills while being active and encouraging movement. Make up…

Roll Up & Enroll

March 11, 2022

We are so excited to see you tomorrow at the first Roll Up & Enroll event of the season! Application support staff will be available to help you start your application, assist you in uploading required documents, and answer questions about the 2022-23 school year and general questions about Durham PreK. Please be sure to…

Durham PreK Spotlight – February 2022

January 31, 2022

2022 is already off to an exciting start! The staff at Child Care Services Association, Durham’s Partnership for Children, Families and Communities Rising, Inc., and Durham Public Schools have been working tirelessly to prepare for the 2022-2023 application cycle. We have also been working on our current NC Pre-K and Durham PreK site selection process….