Whitted School



    The Whitted School opened August 31, 2017. This facility provides a high-quality Pre-K program to Durham County local 4-year-olds which will greatly impact their kindergarten readiness. 

    For more information or to apply visit: Durham Pre-K

    This facility incorporates part of the building for affordable senior housing which lends itself to ongoing intergenerational activities.  

    Give your child the gift of kindergarten readiness at the Whitted School!

     Office of Early Education Core Beliefs:

    • Durham Public Schools is a Pre-K -12 school system and preschool builds the foundation for our learners.
    • Parents are their child’s first teacher.
    • Respecting families and building positive partnerships are critical.
    • The Office of Early Education intentionally collaborates within Durham Public Schools and with community partners to align services, curriculum, resources and policies.
    • All stakeholders are an important part of the Office of Early Education’s vision and mission, and are valued for their contributions.
    • All children learn and progress by providing appropriate access, participation, and support.
    • Highly effective staff using research-based instructional strategies, best practices, and data are essential to building a strong foundation for every child.
    • Leadership is encouraged, creativity is valued, and continuous improvement is expected.

    Phone: 919-560-9492
    Address: 1210 Sawyer Street Durham, NC 27707




    Given the challenges of COVID-19,  criteria are being developed for receiving and processing registration materials remotely while ensuring all families are able to register including those who do not have access to the Internet and for those who do have access. Stay tuned for more details.

    2020-2021 Universal Preschool Application

    The Office of Early Education is happy to announce that the 2020-2021 Universal Preschool Application is now online in both English and Spanish for parents to apply for preschool programs in Durham. Please visit: https://www.dpsnc.net/ or https://durhamprek.org/ for more information.  Or call 1-833-PREK-EDU to fill out the application with a representative.



    Dados los desafíos de COVID-19, se están desarrollando criterios para recibir y procesar los materiales de registro de forma remota, al tiempo que se garantiza que todas las familias puedan registrarse, incluidas las que no tienen acceso a Internet y las que sí lo tienen. Estén atentos para más detalles.

    Aplicación universal para preescolar 2020-2021

    La Oficina de Educación Temprana se complace en anunciar que la Solicitud Universal de Preescolar 2020-2021 ahora está en línea en inglés y español para que los padres soliciten programas preescolares en Durham. Por favor visite: https://www.dpsnc.net/ o https://durhamprek.org/
    para más información. O llame al 1-833-PREK-EDU para completar la solicitud con un representante.

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