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When you complete a Durham PreK Application, you are applying for a pre-K seat in the following types of pre-K classrooms in Durham County:

  • Durham Public Schools (DPS) May 12, 2024 Deadline
  • Families & Communities Rising Head Start (FCR-HS)
  • Private Programs 

These pre-K seats are supported through local, state and federal funding of Durham Public Schools, Durham Head Start, NC Pre-K and Durham PreK. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Children must be Durham County residents.
  • Children must turn 4 years old by August 31 of the applying school year.

What is Considered for Child Placement?

The PreK partners (DPS, FCR-HS, NC Pre-K, and Durham PreK) consider the following information for child placement:

  • Educational needs of child
  • Designated address (home or work as identified by applying parent/guardian)
  • Sibling school location 
  • Family's school preferences as identified on the application (preferences are considered, but not guaranteed)
  • If a child meets any priority eligibility for pre-k services


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