Durham PreK Application

2023-2024 Application

Interest Form

You can now fill out an interest form to be notified when the 2023-2024 application opens!

This google form is not an application for pre-K services.

Info Session

Durham PreK is hosting a virtual information session on February 4th, 2023 at 10 a.m. where you will learn about the Durham PreK application, important dates, eligibility requirements, and more!

If you cannot attend, you can still complete the registration and receive a link to the recording when it becomes available.

2022-2023 Application

The Durham PreK Application for the 2022-2023 school year is still open! All children who turned 4 years old by August 31, 2022 and who live in Durham County are eligible. Click below to access the application.

Helpful Tips for the 2022-2023 School Year:

  • Virtual application appointments will be available for families.
  • Our application counselor team is bilingual in English and Spanish, but we have interpretation services for many other languages. Interpretation services are available for phone calls to the PreK Information Desk and in virtual application appointments.
  • If you need assistance at any point during the application process, please call 1-833-773-5338 or email prek@childcareservices.org to speak to our bilingual PreK Information Desk.

Application Resources

Information Sessions

These information sessions are for the 2022-2023 school year. The first information session for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year is scheduled for February 4th, 2023. You can register here.

Watch the Info Sessions


Durham PreK is Durham's local investment in high quality early childhood experiences. Durham PreK enhances existing pre-K seats and expands eligibility to all families in Durham County.

In order to apply, your child must:

  • Live in Durham County
  • Turn 4 years old on or before August 31 of the applying school year

Learn more about Eligibility and Program Types

Which pre-K sites are included?

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 Child Care Programs

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

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Withdrawing an Application

If you started an application for the 2022-2023 school year and now wish to withdraw from the application process, please complete this form.

* NOTE * Submitting this form will trigger a closure of your 2022-2023 Durham PreK Application. After submission, you will receive an email confirmation through the application portal.

* ATENCIÓN * Completando este formulario cerrará su aplicación de Durham PreK para el año 2022 - 2023. Despúes de completar este formulario, usted recibirá una confirmación automatizada por correo electrónico desde el portal de aplicación.