Pre-kindergarten Programs 2018-2019

Pre-kindergarten Programs 2018-2019


Your 4-year-old child may be eligible to attend Durham County’s NC Pre-K Program, Head Start, and/or Durham Public Schools. These programs all work to prepare 4-year-olds for kindergarten. There are many ways to apply:

  • You may call 919-314-6813 to set an appointment time.


  • Walk in at one of the following Durham County Head Start offices Mondays – Thursdays from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. A family counselor will assist parents in filling out the application.
  • 215 W. Seminary Ave. (across from McDonald’s and the YMCA) Phone: 919-688-5541
  • 908 Liberty St. (Leathers Meachem) Phone: 919-536-5560



  • Walk in at East Durham Children’s Initiative at 1405 Holloway St., between 10 am and 12 pm on April 11, April 25, or May 7, 2018 or between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm on April 9, 23 or May 9, 2018.

 Children must be 4 years old by August 31, 2018 (born between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014) to be eligible for pre-k programs. 

Required materials needed from parents for application:

  • Copy of child’s birth certificate.
  • Current child immunization records.
  • Proof of current address in Durham County (lease/mortgage or utility statement.)
  • Proof of ALL household income including 1 month of Household Income, Child Support, SSI/A, etc.
  • If the parent/parents are students, proof of school enrollment, scholarship awards, and grants.
  • Copy of child’s Insurance card, if applicable.
  • Proof of Child’s chronic health conditions, if applicable.
  • Proof of private service plan, if applicable.
  • Proof of military status, if applicable.

Please remember: applications will not be processed without necessary documentation.

Durham’s Partnership for Children, a Smart Start Initiative, helps fund a portion of these services to ensure

young children receive quality educational experiences to prepare them for school and life.


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