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Click below to apply online or leave a message at 1-833-773-5338 to schedule a virtual application appointment with a Bilingual Pre-K Application Specialist.

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All children who live in Durham County and who will be 4 years old by August 31st of the applying school year are eligible to apply. With Durham PreK’s universal application, families can submit one application to be considered for classrooms in Durham Head Start, Durham Public Schools, and 5-star licensed community-based centers funded by NC Pre-K and Durham PreK. Click the button below to get started!


Durham PreK works closely with many local organizations and resources that serve Durham children and families. Click the buttons below to find resources and the community event calendar!


All Durham County children who have turned 4 by August 31 of the applying school year are eligible for Durham PreK. Below is Durham PreK’s sliding scale for families:

  • Free for families below 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) based on household size
  • 2% parent fee at 400% FPL and above based on families' gross monthly income

Site Locations

Durham PreK sites completed the provider application process and were chosen based on a rubric that ensured high-quality education for each child. Each classroom will have a Birth-to-Kindergarten Licensed teacher and will follow the high-quality standards determined by the Durham PreK Governance Committee.

Search our interactive map to see which Durham PreK sites are near you!

"Thank you so much this has been a blessing! She’s ready to learn and make friends."

"We can’t wait to meet her teachers and new classmates!!!"

"Thank you so much for the opportunity! Our family is grateful."

Durham PreK Families


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We are so pleased to see this expansion of these critical enrichment services for our four year olds. We absolutely believe this is one of the smartest investments we can make in Durham’s future.

Wendy Jacobs, Chair of the Durham County BOCC