Finding Child Care Near You!
*Please note that since this is a site selection year, sites are subject to change for the 2024-2025 school year. Sites will be finalized by May at the latest.
Follow these steps to find a child care site close to home!
- Type your address in the box below.
- Under "Category", you may filter by seat type (Durham PreK, NC Pre-K, Head Start, or Durham Public Schools) or leave "All Categories" selected to see all seat types. Each seat type has different eligibility requirements. Click here to learn more.
- Select your desired radius (either 2 miles, 5 miles, or 10 miles from your address).
- Hit enter on your keyboard and browse the sites that meet your criteria!
If you prefer to find a child care site near a relative's house or near your job, you can use that address instead and follow the same steps above.
Before and After Care hours can be found next to the "+" in the site listings below.
Families are able to indicate their site preferences in the second stage of the application process. The list of sites you will see in your application's preference task is based on your family’s eligibility. If your child is eligible for a DPS classroom, you will be able to indicate general preference for a DPS site but cannot select individual DPS sites.
The Durham PreK application does not include the Morehead and George Watts Magnet School preschools or the Mangum Elementary three-year-old program. For more information on these programs, visit the DPS website.
Before and After School Care
Before and After School Care (also known as Wrap Around Care) is a separate service from preschool and is neither guaranteed at every facility nor free. DSS Vouchers and CCSA Scholarships can sometimes help to cover the cost of Before and After School Care for qualifying families. To learn more, you can watch the videos below.
For more information about CCSA Scholarships or to see if you may be eligible, please call 919-403-6950 and ask to speak to the next available Scholarship Specialist or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click the button below for the hours and fees currently available for Before and After Care at pre-K sites for the 2023-24 school year. Please note that hours and fees are subject to change. We strongly encourage you to contact your assigned site directly for the most up to date information.