2021-2022 Durham PreK Application

UPDATE 8/19/2021: The Durham PreK Governance Committee voted to suspend all parent fees for the 2021-22 school year due to COVID-19. 

We are excited to announce the 2021-2022 Durham PreK Application is now available! Call 1-833-773-5338 now to set up an appointment with our application counselors. Appointments will begin on February 22, 2021, but can be scheduled now by calling our office.

When you complete a Durham PreK application, you are applying for a pre-K seat in the following types of pre-K classrooms in Durham County:

  • Durham Public Schools (DPS)
  • Durham Head Start (DHS)
  • Community-based Licensed Programs

These pre-K seats are supported through local, state and federal funding of DPS, DHS, NC Pre-K, and Durham PreK.

If you submitted an application for the 2021-2022 school year, but would like to withdraw your application, please complete this form.

Application Walkthroughs

Below are videos that help you navigate through the Durham PreK online application.

School Year 2021-22 Questions

Documentation Q&A with DPK Information Desk

The Durham PreK Information Desk Counselor will answer some commonly asked questions about the required documentation for the Durham PreK online application. If you still have questions after these Q&As, you can call 1-833-773-5338.



Did you miss the DPK Information Session?

If you missed the DPK Information Session on February 6th? You can find the recordings and slides here!


UPDATE: The Durham PreK Governance Committee voted on August 19, 2021 to waive parent fees for the 2021-2022 school year. The Durham PreK Application is still open! Click here to access the application information and materials.