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Voting Information for the 2020 Election

August 3, 2020

Check your voter registration now and double-check before you go out to vote in the fall.  Each year, North Carolina is legally required to remove thousands of registered voters from its voter rolls as a “maintenance routine” that many refer to as purging. It is essential that you double-check your voter registration status because purging…

Pre-K COVID-19 Update

June 26, 2020

Dear PreK Applicants, Durham PreK Partners are closely monitoring the impact COVID-19 will have on the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Several unknown factors make it difficult to proceed with child placement according to our original timeline. The following information is needed before we can send child placement information to families: Governor Roy Cooper’s…

Read Aloud

May 28, 2020

Off to Bed, Monster!  A la Cama Monstruito! Ms. Zarett reads a story about a little monster going to bed. This video includes both English and Spanish, so families speaking either language can enjoy!   Read Aloud Do you need resources for helping your own child with bed time? Check out the links below! Kids…

Number Game

May 20, 2020

Join us on Instagram TV for a Number Game from Ms. Abigail Barr! There are a few sample pictures and then a song to sing. Instagram Post   Materials: You can use your fingers as the fish if you’d like, but if you want to turn this activity into a craft, you can use the…

Vegetable Volcano

May 19, 2020

Grab your lab coats and safety goggles, it’s time for a science experiment! This week’s first activity is called “Vegetable Volcano!” Ms. Gina Allen from White Rock Child Development Center will lead you through the instructions and show you the volcanic eruption. IGTV Video Instructions Materials Pepper Craft Stick /Pencil Baking Soda Dish Soap (optional)…

Puppet Show

May 13, 2020

This episode of Learning at Home with Durham PreK, Ms. Stephenson and her friend Rachel talk about missing their friends and classmates while they’ve been at home. You can watch the video by clicking the button below. IGTV Video

Counting

May 11, 2020

Happy Monday! Join us on Instagram TV for a counting video with Ms. Teresa Davis! IGTV Video Materials Needed: Oatmeal Container (or any empty container you have) You may also want craft supplies to decorate it) Pretend coins (or anything you have to count – real coins, blocks, beans, pencils, beads) 2 Dice Instructions: Roll…

Roll and Move

May 8, 2020

Happy Friday! Today’s activity is called Roll & Move. Mrs. Alex and her family show you how to play in the video below! Roll & Move All you need for this activity is a pair of dice! You can also use one die if you only have one, just roll it twice and add the…

Walking Water Activity

May 6, 2020

Today’s activity is the walking water experiment! This spring, CCSA had a senior intern, Ms. Zarett Ramirez, from the Human Development and Family Studies program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She filmed this video for your family in Spanish! Click below to watch the IGTV videos. English IGTV Spanish IGTV Materials…

Make Your Own Greenhouse

May 4, 2020

Today’s Learning at Home with Durham PreK activity is learning how to make a greenhouse at home. Ms. Jasmyn Hicks walks you through the steps in the video below! IGTV Video Materials Needed Piece of paper Plastic bag Tape Scissors Markers/Color Pencils/Crayons Paper towel Water Seed or a bean (Lima beans work well!) Steps Cut…