Little Artists Preschool

The Durham Arts Council believes in access to the arts for all people of our community with a goal of expanding arts education both inside and outside of school.

Little Artists Preschool encourages children to use visual arts, storytelling, theater, dance and song to explore monthly themes while building gross and fine motor skills, literacy, early math skills and listening skills.  The unique nature of this program will teach self-expression and independence building while giving children the opportunity to work together with classmates and instructors to learn team-building.

Children who participate in the arts succeed academically, socially and cognitively and show marked gains in behavioral and academic areas over their peers (Doing Good and Doing Well by Doing Arts by James Catterall, 2009).

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Space is limited.

General Information
Little Artists Preschool is an arts based pre-K program for children ages 4 and 5.

Class meets at the Durham Arts Council from 9am -12:15pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 3, 2019- May 21, 2020. There is a 1 to 8 teacher to student ratio with a maximum class size of 16.


2 days a week – $1,395/year; $155/month

$20 registration fee (non-refundable)

$50 supply fee (non-refundable)

Calendar 2019-2020

September 3, 2019 – First Day of School

November 28, 2019 – No School (Thanksgiving Holiday)

December 19, 2019 – Holiday Performance and Art Show

December 23, 2019- January 1, 2020 – No School (Christmas and New Year’s Holiday)

May 21, 2020 – Last Day of School – Performance and Art Show

Snack and Lunch
Durham Arts Council will provide a morning snack of fresh fruit.  Parents must provide lunch.   Please pack your child’s lunch in a lunchbox or brown bag labeled with your child’s name.  There is no refrigerator or microwave available.

Enrollment Process
Applications will be available in January for the next school year. We will begin accepting applications on January 15. A $20 non-refundable registration fee must be submitted with the application in order for your spot to be held.

September’s tuition and a non-refundable supply fee of $50 will be due by June 1st.  This payment is non-refundable should you decide to withdraw your child from school early or not attend the program.  If payment is not received by June 1st your child will no longer be enrolled.  If space becomes available and you enroll after June 1st your first month’s tuition and supply fee are due at time of enrollment.

Wait List
Spaces are limited. Families  will be placed on a wait list once all spots fill.  Families will be notified if a space becomes available.

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