Enroll your Child

If you live in Durham County, click below to learn more about how to enroll your 4-year-old in one of our high-quality Durham PreK sites.

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Click below for additional child care needs.

Additional Child Care

Sandy Ridge Elementary School

1417 Old Oxford Rd,

Durham, NC 27704

Hillandale Elementary School

2730 Hillandale Rd,

Durham, NC 27705

Children’s Campus at Southpoint

7317 Fayetteville Rd,

Durham, NC 27713

Childcare Network, Inc. #166

117 W Woodcroft Pkwy,

Durham, NC 27713

Another Beautiful Beginnings Child Care Center

1309 Angier Ave, Durham, NC 27701

Spring Valley Elementary School

2051 Northern Durham Parkway

Durham, NC 27703

The Whitted School

1210 Sawyer Street

Durham, NC 27707

White Rock Child Development Center

3400 Fayetteville Street

Durham, NC 27707

Triangle Day Care Center

1301 Riddle Road

Durham, NC 27713

Primary Colors Early Learning Center

3008 Dixon Road

Durham, NC 27707

Oxford Manor Head Start

3633 Keystone Place

Durham NC 27704

Little People Day Care Center

1020 S Miami Boulevard

Durham, NC 27703

Leathers Meachem Head Start

908 Liberty Street

Durham 27701

Kiddie Kollege

618 Hope Avenue

Durham,NC 27707

First Chronicles Daycare Center

712 Linwood Avenue

Durham, NC 27701

Durham Head Start @ RTP

4900 Prospectuse Drive

Durham, NC 27701

Creative Schools at Davis Park

4523 Hopson Road

Morrisville, NC 27560

Childcare Network, Inc. #57

921 Ruby Street

Durham, NC 27704

Brown’s Early Learning School

2724 Atlantic Street

Durham, NC 27707

Find a Site Location

Scroll for individual sites or click below to view an interactive map of all programs in Durham County that are supported by Durham PreK.

Interested in becoming a Durham PreK site? Click below to find out how to apply.

Preschool in

Durham County Government has committed to equitable access to high-quality preschool for all children in Durham. Investments will not only increase the number of publicly funded preschool spaces, but also broaden eligibility and work with teachers and private centers to build their quality through teacher and director education, mentoring and coaching.

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Plan de Acción para la Niñez Temprana – Encuesta

¿Es usted padre de un niño entre 0-8 años de edad en Durham? Completa esta encuesta sobre sus experiencias y entra para ganar una tarjeta de regalo de $25. 1 de cada 25 personas que completen la encuesta ganará.


Las respuestas de la encuesta se utilizarán para ayudar a crear un Plan de Acción para la Niñez Temprana (ECAP), para el Condado de Durham. El objetivo del ECAP de Durham es crear un sistema más alineado y sostenible de la Niñez Temprana que mejore los resultados de la Niñez Temprana en el condado de Durham. Véase adjunto para obtener mayor información.

Juntos podemos asegurarnos de que Durham sea el mejor lugar en Carolina del Norte para crecer.

Early Childhood Action Plan Survey

Are you a parent of a child 0-8 in Durham? Complete this survey about your experiences and enter to win a $25 gift card. 1 out of every 25 people who complete the survey will win.


The survey responses will be used to help create an Early Childhood Action Plan (ECAP) for Durham County. The goal of Durham’s ECAP is to create a more aligned and sustainable early childhood system that improves early childhood outcomes in Durham County. Click here for more information.

Together we can make sure Durham is the best place in North Carolina to grow up in.

2020 Census

The last day to complete the 2020 Census is Wednesday, September 30th!

Click here to get started.

PreK and Early Care Career Expo: Registration is open!

Are you interested in learning more about a degree in early childhood education? Join us on October 3rd, 2020 for the 2nd Annual PreK and Early Care Career Expo! We will have early childhood experts ready to tell you about local degree options, financial aid and potential careers within the field.

Register here: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0041-0007-e93bfd26e50d4c9786a8d7065988e8da

Durham PreK Parent Fees Parents

The Durham PreK Governance Committee voted to suspend all parent fees for the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19. Durham PreK is still accepting applications for this school year. Please visit our enrollment page for more information and the online application.

School Year 2020-21 Reopening Update

UPDATE: Click here to read Durham County’s Pre-K Guidance for Families for the 2020-21 School Year.

Apply Online for Durham PreK!

You can now apply online for the 2020-2021 school year! We are also offering virtual application appointments. Click here to view the online application on the Enrollment page or call 1-833-PREK-EDU to schedule a virtual application appointment. Appointments are available in many languages, and interpretation services will be provided.

Urgent Child Care Needs

Our staff members are part of the team of NC Child Care Resource and Referral Specialists who are operating the statewide child care referral hotline.  If you are a family needing referral support from the hotline, please call 1-888-600-1685. If you need other information or support or are a prior referral client needing additional/follow-up services, please call 1-855-327-5933 or email us and we will respond as soon as possible.