Durham PreK 2021-2022 Application

You can access the Durham PreK application page below. This page has the online application linked at the top, informational videos, and application walkthrough videos to assist your application process.

Durham PreK will not charge parent fees for the 2021-22 school year

Do to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Durham PreK Governance Committee voted on August 19, 2021 to waive parent fees for the 2021-2022 school year.

Will your child turn 4 years old by August 31, 2022?

The Durham PreK Application for the 2022-2023 school year will open on February 8th, 2022! Click below to receive more information about the Durham PreK Application. This is just an interest form, not the official application. The official Durham PreK application will be posted here on February 8th, 2022.

If you have any questions, you can always call 1-833-773-5338 or email prek@childcareservices.org for assistance. Hablamos español!

Sliding Scale

2020-2021 School Year

UPDATE 8/19/2021: The Durham PreK Governance Committee voted to suspend all parent fees for the 2021-22 school year due to COVID-19. 

For most families, preschool services will be free. Families with incomes at and above 400% of the current year's Federal Poverty Level will contribute monthly parent fees based on income and family size. To determine whether and what your monthly parent fee might be, follow the steps below.

  1. Find your family size and your gross annual income (income before taxes) in the chart below.
  2. If your gross annual income falls under 400% FPL (within the blue column), you will not have a monthly parent fee.
  3. If your gross annual income falls at or above 400% FPL (within the green column):
    • Divide your gross annual income (income before taxes) by 12 to determine monthly income.
    • Multiply your monthly income by 4% to determine your monthly parent fee.

A family of any size with a gross annual income over $375,000 is still eligible, but will be assigned a monthly parent fee of $1,250, which matches the maximum monthly cost of each Durham PreK spot. Please note that Federal Poverty Level changes annually and can be referenced here.

2021-2022 Sliding Scale

wdt_ID Family Size < 400% FPL 400% FPL - Cap of Fees
1 2 $0 - $69,680 $69,681 - $375,000
2 3 $0 - $87,840 $87,841 - $375,000
3 4 $0 - $106,000 $106,001 - $375,000
4 5 $0 - $124,160 $124,161 - $375,000
5 6 $0 - $142,320 $142,321 - $375,000
6 7 $0 - $160,480 $160,481 - $375,000
7 8 $0 - $178,640 $178,641 - $375,000
8 No Monthly Parent Fee 4% Monthly Parent Fee

Durham PreK Application FAQ's

Below are answers to some of the frequently asked questions about the Durham PreK Application Process. To view all of our Family FAQ's, click here.