Early Educators FAQs
To be eligible for Durham PreK, you must be a 5-Star child care center, and your lead teacher(s) for the applying classroom(s) must have or be working toward a Birth to Kindergarten License.
The application for the 2020-2022 school years is now closed.
For updates on future RFAs, you can sign up for the Durham PreK Teacher Talk Newsletter.
Durham PreK Technical Assistance Capacity Building is a program that supports 3-, 4- and 5-Star child care centers working to meet the high-quality standards for Durham PreK.
We are excited to announce the application is now open for the DPK TA Capacity Building program. Please find all of the information about the application here.
Programs in with TA Capacity Building will not incur any monetary costs, but programs will need to commit to making quality improvement a priority. This requires investing time and actively engaging in the professional development process. Durham PreK TA services are funded through Durham County's Local Government.
Programs that are legally operating unlicensed, GS110, or currently below 3 Stars can contact CCSA regarding additional TA services offered.
The next steps to obtaining a Birth to Kindergarten license depends on your current level of education. For more information, you can visit the Department of Public Instruction’s Professional Educator’s Licensure website by clicking here.