Your 4-year-old child may be eligible to attend Durham County’s NC Pre-K, Head Start, and/or Durham Public Schools preschool programs. These programs all work to prepare at-risk 4-year-olds for kindergarten. Another option available is the Whitted School preschool program which uses the approved DPS sliding scale for fees.
Children must be four years old on or before August 31 of the service year to be eligible for pre-k programs. This means if a child will begin pre-k in 2019, he or she must be four on or before August 31, 2019.
To register or for further info on Pre-K please call 919-314-6813
Other Pre-Kindergarten OptionsHead Start
DACCA – Durham’s Alliance for Child Care Access
Child Care Services Association
For a comprehensive view of the NC PreK program, requirements and guidelines please visit the NC Pre-K North Carolina Prekindergarten Program (Formerly the More at Four Program) website or call 919-403-6960.
- Pre-K Application 2019-2020 (Multilingual - English and Español)
Pre-K for Exceptional Children
Durham Public Schools also serves at-risk four-year-old children through our Title I pre-kindergarten program. Eligibility for this program is determined through a universal application and screening process conducted in the winter and early spring for children who will be four years old on or before August 31 of the program year. The screening process is conducted in conjunction with Durham’s Partnership for Children, Durham Head Start and NC Pre-K. Some programs do require income information. Parents interested in applying for these programs should call Durham’s Partnership for Children at 919-314-6813. Available spots are limited and placement is based on eligibility requirements for each program.