Before- & After-school Programs

  • 2019-2020 School Year Registration

    Before and Afterschool Programs

    No Fee Increases..... Sign-up Today, see links below to register!

    -Programs have limited spaces 

    *All schools have closures or limited space based on grade level. You will be contacted if space is not available at the time of your registration.  You may verify space by calling our office at (919) 560- 9488.

    The following afterschool programs are currently CLOSED for 2019-20 school year an students ar being placed on a wait list...

    Wait list school parents wishing to register on-line can pay only the $35 registration fee to get a place on the wait list. You can make the first cycle payment at the time we contact you of an available space.

    • EASLEY
    • HOLT
    • PEARSONTOWN (Before School)


    ** The schools listed here currently have no spaces available and students are being placed on a wait list.


    after school  


    Thank you for choosing Durham Public Schools Before- and After-school Programs!

    You have selected a program that has more than 35 years of experience providing quality expanded learning opportunities to elementary students.

    We support academic achievement in DPS Before- and After-school programs!  This year, your child will experience a balance of homework time, enrichment, and recreational activities that are considered elements of a high-quality program. Our elementary programs are licensed and regularly evaluated by the North Carolina Division of Child Development and 95 percent of our programs have 5-star ratings! 

    Things to know about the before- and after-school programs:

    • Before-school programs open at 6:30 a.m. and operate until the first bell rings.
    • After-school programs operate on school days from the time school is dismissed until 6:00 p.m.
    • After-school programs also operate on early dismissal days at no extra cost to parents!
    • Monthly payments cover 20 days (no charge for days when school is out).
    • Our programs offer full-time enrollment only; no part-time enrollment is available.
    • Financial assistance is available through DPS by calling 919-560-9488.
    • Our program is eligible for Department of Social Services childcare vouchers. Call 919-560-8300 or click here for more infomatch Financial Assistance Form.  

    Registration for these programs is required. 

    To enroll:

    2019-20 Register Online or 2019-20 Brochure & Registration Form 

    Or pick up a registration form at our offices at 2107 Hillandale Rd. or your school office.

    • There is a nonrefundable registration fee of $35 per child.
    • Registrations are open all year, but accepted based on available space.
    • Your chid can begin attending programs two business days from the day you register. Register on Monday before 5pm and  your child can start on Wednesday. If you register after 5pm, your child two day wait starts the net business day.
    • Some Situations may require longer start dates due to staffing shortages, child needs, or student holidays. You will be called if a different start date is necessary. 

    Please see the brochure for pricing.

    Delayed Start Schedule                                                                                                                     


    (Traditional) Elementary Schools

    Registration Deadline                           Start Date

    August 16                                     August 26 (Monday) - First day of school 

    August 17-21                                August 28 (Wednesday)

    August 22-23                                August 29 (Thursday)

    August 24-30                                September 4 (Wednesday)

    *Some situations may require longer start dates due to staffing shortages, child needs, or student holidays. You will be called if a different start date is necessary. Delayed start schedule is subject to change.


    2020 Summer Camp

    2020 Summer Camp Information will be posted by the end of February.


Middle School ENCORE!


    Program Purpose:

    ENCORE! is a low cost afterschool prgram for DPS middle school students currently supoorted by Durham County Government and Durham Public Schools. It started as a community collaborative in 1994 when county, city, and DPS officials, along with many local community agencies, worked together to organize afterschool programs that addressed the needs of 10-14 year-old children after the school day ends. Statistics showed that students at that age are at the greatest risk of experimenting with risky behaviors or juvenile crime from 3 to 6 p.m. when students are unsupervised. With the caring support of afterschool staff including teachers, students build trust and meaningful relationships with adults that provide positive guidance while they participate in enrichment, physical activity, clubs, and educational endeavors that help prepare students for the future.

    Mission, Vision and Goals:

    Mission Statement

    To provide positive educational, social and recreational alternatives for middle school students during after school hours that reinforce and complement the school day as added learning time.

    Vision Statement

    Knowing that middle school students typically spend after-school hours unsupervised and uninvolved in their communities at a key time in their lives characterized by high energy, a striving for self-definition, and a need to prove their personal competence in a variety of areas, we believe that the afterschool program should provide all middle school students the opportunity to enhance their academic progress, skills and interests. We further believe that the participation in this program will result in increased school attendance, development of positive peer relationships, and reduction of at-risk behavior.

    Registration for these programs are required.

     Encore! Afterschool Registration begins Thursday, July 18th, 2019

    To enroll:

    2019-20 ENCORE! Registration Online   or 

    2019-20 ENCORE! Brochure & Registration Form     2019-20 ENCORE! Spanish Brochure & Registration Form

    ENCORE! Start Deadlines

    Regristration Deadlines                           Start Date

    By August 23                                               September 9 (Monday) First Day of Program

    August 23 - September 10                        September 16 Monday

    After September 10                                   See Schedule Below


    Register On:                                                 Start On:

    Monday                                                        Following Monday

    Tuesday                                                        Following Tuesday

    Wednesday                                                  Monday (Week)

    Thursday                                                      Monday (Week)

    Friday                                                            Monday (Week)                             



Before- & After School Contact Information

  • In-Person:

    DPS Staff Development Center

    2107 Hillandale Rd, Classroom Bldg. Rm 101 (I-85 Exit 175-B)


    Mail to:

    Community Education Accounting Office
    PO Box 1967
    Durham, NC 27702-1967  
    Fax To:
    Community Education Accounting Office
    (919) 560-2177