The Duke Children's Campus is located at 511 Alexander Avenue. This center is managed by Bright Horizons Family Solutions and has a capacity for 152 children.

The Duke Children's Campus is a five star rated child care center located on campus for the exclusive use of Duke faculty, staff and students. Duke faculty and staff must be in a benefits eligible position.

Enrolling Your Child

You may apply to enroll your child in Duke Children's Campus even if no vacancies are immediately available. The DCC Director maintains a wait pool and will contact you when a vacancy meeting your needs becomes open. Please read the Part-Time Policy for more information. You may complete the Pre-enrollment Registration process online.


View Duke Children's Campus Tuition Rates for 2023-2024.

About Duke Children's Campus

For more information or to experience the school firsthand, please visit us at the Bright Horizons website.

  • Location: 511 Alexander Avenue, next to the Duke Police Department
  • Phone: 919-684-8644
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Capacity: 152 children
  • Ages: Six weeks - 5 years
  • Classrooms for each age level: Infants, Toddlers, Twos, Preschool
  • Curriculum Highlights and Enrichment Activities: The World at Their Fingertips, Spanish Language Classes and Movement Classes.
  • Playground: State-of-the-art playground facility developed to create exploration with nature. Climbing structures, music center, water play and much more fill our playground shaded by the beautiful trees of Duke Forest!

Duke Children's Campus is managed by Bright Horizons Family Solutions.

Part Time Childcare Procedures

Duke Children's Campus is an on-campus childcare facility provided exclusively for Duke faculty, staff, and employees who are benefit-eligible. The following policies and procedures help to ensure that Duke Children's Campus best serves Duke families by optimizing the space available in each program of the Center. They are in addition to those listed in the "Policies and Procedures" section of A Family's Guide to Bright Horizons Family Solutions. Please also refer to the guidebook for additional information.


Part time childcare is care available 2 full days (Tuesday and Thursday) or 3 full days (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) per week. Availability of part time slots is limited to the sharing of two full time slots per program. These slots will be known as "protected part-time slots."


In addition to the protected part-time slots, Duke Children's Campus is committed to providing flexible care options and as such will practice flexibility in serving parents seeking part time care. We may, at our discretion, be able to offer "discretionary part-time slots" under certain circumstances. When there are two Duke families with complementary child care needs who can share a space this may be accommodated with the understanding that continued provision of part time care is contingent upon the availability of another child to share the slot. This means that, in the event that one part-time family leaves the center, and another child is not available to share a space, the family remaining at the center will be asked to either take the full time space or relinquish the part-time space.

Schedule Changes

If you would like to change your child's schedule, please notify the Program Coordinator, in writing, at least 30 days in advance of the requested change. Requests are granted only if there is availability in the child's homebase. Part time schedules may only be changed to full time if there is a full time slot available.

Requests for additional days and/or hours of care must be submitted in writing to the Program Coordinator at least one week in advance. Temporary changes may not be in effect for longer than one week. Families will be charged additional tuition for childcare during times that are not part of the child's regular schedule. Requests will only be approved if space is available. Requests made due to emergency situations and/or Center holidays falling on regularly scheduled days can be accommodated only when space is available and with the approval of the Program Coordinator.


Children are placed in programs based upon their chronological age and developmental needs. Transitions for part time children are also dependent upon schedule availability in the next age group.