Duke Child Care Partnership

Duke Families - How to Apply?

Please contact the individual facilities to apply. If no vacancies are available, you will be notified when a space becomes available. You will have five days to accept the space before it is offered to the next Duke family on the waiting list.

Child Care Provider Information

Interested in offering child care to Duke families? Click here for more details.

Parents who work at Duke University and Health System have greater access to quality child care through the Duke Child Care Partnership. This program was originally developed between Duke and Child Care Services Association (CCSA) to address the shortage of high quality child care in our community in a manner which benefits both Duke families and the broader community. Since its inception, hundreds of Duke families currently have a child enrolled at a participating center.

Today, Duke Partnership Centers offer priority placement to Duke faculty, staff and students, in exchange for membership in the partnership and listing on Duke's website. Partnership centers must maintain a four or five star license and be in good standing with the state of North Carolina and the Child Care Services Association. The DCCP does not partner with home day care centers or programs.

Parents may contact the Child Care Services Association for additional information and assistance in finding quality child care in the local area.


Participating Child Care Centers

**These centers offer monthly discounts and/or waived registration fees to Duke employees.

Center Contact Info Star Rating
Asbury Preschool**
806 Clarendon Street
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 919-286-2668
Bright Horizons Clubhouse at West Cary
2500 Highstone Road
Cary, NC 27519
Phone: 919-380-2003
Bright Horizons at North Durham
4205 Capitol Street
Durham, NC 27704
Phone: 919-477-9296
Bright Horizons at Raleigh Corporate Center**
800 Corporate Center Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-852-0509
Bright Horizons at Research Triangle Park
2352 So-Hi Drive
Durham, NC 27703
Phone: 919-686-0080
Bright Horizons at The Forum
8516 Old Lead Mine Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone: 919-845-7180
Bryson Christian Montessori School II**
6701 Garrett Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 919-490-0287
Bryson Christian Montessori School III**
6701 Garrett Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 919-490-0287
Butterfly Kisses Academy**
3627 Guess Road
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 919-477-6477
Fax: 471-0888
Children's Campus at Southpoint**
7317 Fayetteville Road
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: 919-806-1900
Children's Campus of Chapel Hill Nursery**
110 Kingston Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: 919-967-5020
Children's Campus of Chapel Hill Preschool**
100 Westminster Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: 919-240-5254
Community Preschool at Lakewood**
1912 Chapel Hill Rd.
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: 919-489-9700
Early Start Academy**
702 Trent Drive
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 919-286-1144
Falls Lake KinderCare**
1590 Dunn Rd
Raleigh, NC 27614
Phone: 919-821-2261
First Presbyterian Day School
305 E. Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-688-8685
Fax: 919-688-2380
Harvest Learning Center
2400 Nelson Highway NC 54
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: 919-402-1900
Fax: 919-869-2040
Highwoods Park KinderCare**
3129 Poplarwood Ct
Raleigh, NC 27604
Phone: 919-850-0234
KIN Too**
1416 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 919-286-5432
Kehillah Jewish Preschool
1200 Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: 919-942-0233
Kiddie Kollege **
618 Hope Ave.
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: 919-688-2821
Kildare Farm KinderCare
203 Kilmayne Dr
Cary, NC 27610
Phone: 919-469-8790
KinderCare Learning Center
131 Keybridge Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: 919-678-8233
KinderCare of Wake Forest**
1201 Friendship Chapel Rd
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Phone: 919-554-9982
Knowledge Beginnings**
250 Cornerstone Dr
Cary, NC 27519
Phone: 919-466-8684
Leesville KinderCare**
9325 Leesville Rd
Raleigh, NC 27613
Phone: 919-848-8960
Legacy Academy For Children**
515 East Winmore Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: 919-929-7060
Lightbridge Academy of Holly Springs**
1840 Ralph Stephens Rd
Holly Springs, NC 27540
Phone: 919-387-2004
Little Engine Academy**
2713 N. Roxboro Rd.
Durham, NC 27704
Phone: 919-294-4495
Ninth Street KIN**
1006 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 919-286-7773
PresleyBrooke Academy**
2559 Capital Drive
Creedmoor, NC 27522
Phone: 919-528-1010
Primary Colors Early Learning Center
3008 Dixon Road
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: 919-490-1173
Randy's Five Star Academy**
1020 S. Miami Blvd. Ste. 117-120
Durham, NC 27703
Phone: 919-957-3976
Sounds and Colors
190 Davis Rd.
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: 919-621-0182
Sounds and Colors at Carpenter Village
400 Gathering Park Circle
Cary, NC 27519
Phone: 919-462-6288
Fax: 919-400-4322
Sounds and Colors at Cary
201 High House Road
Cary, NC 27513
Phone: 919-678-3178
Sounds and Colors at Meadowlands
224 Meadowlands Drive
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: 919-245-0547
Spring Forest Road KinderCare**
321 Spring Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-870-1704
Sunshine Smiles Academy**
2611 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27704
Phone: 919-317-1500
The Playhouse Early Academy
1239 Berkeley St.
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 984-439-1689
Weaver Dairy Community Preschool
124 Weaver Dairy Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: 919-932-1300
Wildflower Cottage for Children
2416 Pickett Road
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 919-891-3597
Yates Child Development Center
2819 Chapel Hill Road
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: 919-489-5760

State Quality Standards & Center Compliance:
All child care programs listed here within the DCCP are regulated by the Division of Child Development of the State of North Carolina. Child care is rated by stars, with 5 stars indicating the highest of quality. To be a part of the Duke Child Care Partnership, centers must maintain a minimum of four stars. Staff and Family Programs runs a weekly quality check on all DCCP centers to ensure the star rating is maintained. Should you ever wish to check out child care centers yourself or get a detailed description of the NC Star Rating system, go to www.ncchildcare.net. Also, look for centers accredited by the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), as these centers meet even higher standards of care.

Please send us your feedback at Staff-Family-Programs@duke.edu


Although Staff & Family Programs has partnered with the child care centers listed on our website to assist Duke staff and faculty with their child care needs, please be advised that these centers may not always be able to accommodate your needs. There are instances in which these centers may be full, or possibly do not have a space(s) available for your specific needs at the time of request. However, our partners will add you to their waitlist and will advise should they have an opening that meets your needs.