We doubled our impact when we opened the Academy! 


LEAP and the East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI) have proven to be good partners, jointly operating the EDCI/LEAP Academy,  for children ages 3-4 years old living in East Durham. The Academy, which opened in February 2015, will begin offering  morning and afternoon sessions (3 hours each) on a staggered schedule in September 2016.  The Academy is located at the East Durham Recreation Center, 2614 Harvard Avenue. 


EDCI is committed to helping improve outcomes for children and families living in a 120-block area of East Durham referred to as the EDCI Zone. EDCI’s long-term vision is to have all children in the EDCI Zone successfully graduate from high school, ready for college or career. Believing in the potential of all children, LEAP empowers children in Durham to achieve academic success by providing a high quality preschool. By working together, EDCI and LEAP aim to effectively support children’s success by offering a high-quality, accessible preschool experience for East Durham children and families.