Durham PreK Application

NOW OPEN: 2022-23 Durham PreK Application

The Durham PreK Partners are excited to announce the Durham PreK Application is now open! All children who will turn 4 years old by August 31, 2022 and who live in Durham County are eligible! Click below to access the application!


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 for the 2022-2023 school year, your child must:

  • Live in Durham County
  • Turn 4 years old on or before August 31, 2022

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.

Helpful Tips:

  • 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.
  • Download the Application Documentation Checklist (in English) (en Español) use as a checklist to keep track of your application's required documentation! You can download and fill it out electronically as a PDF, screenshot it to save as a photo on your phone, or print it out to use. We hope this is a helpful tool as you gather your needed documents to submit your child's Durham PreK application.
  • 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.

Watch the Information Sessions

February 5th


If you missed the information session on Saturday, February 5th, click below to access the recordings.

Spanish Info Session

Si no se pudo conectar a la Sesión en Sábado, Febrero 5, 2022, tenemos una grabación de la misma disponible.

April 7th


If you missed the information session on Thursday April 7th, click below to access the recordings.

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.