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A moments notice child care solution


Building an Equitable, Balanced and Healthy Early Learning Environment that creates Acceptance and Inclusion.

Welcome to Kate’s Korner! Durham’s premier Drop-In Childcare option located in downtown Durham.  At Kate’s Korner we focus on inclusion, exploration and the well-being of all children.


Kate’s Korner is a haven for children as we guide them to explore their interest and introduce them to new and exciting programs.  Our goal is create the most amazing play experience your family has ever experienced.

If your family needs a pay-as-you-go childcare option that allows for flexible scheduling, Kate’s Korner has you covered! Providing solutions for:

  • Evening & Weekend Care

  • Care for traveling parents

  • Drop-in Care

  • Back-up Care

  • Summer Camps

  • Track-out Camps

  • Serving children 6 weeks to 12 years 

  • Over 4,500 square feet of fabulous play space

  • Hours of operation: 

    • Monday - Thursday 7:00 am – 9:00pm 

    • Friday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm

    • Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

    • Sunday – Closed for private parties and birthday parties

  • We meet North Carolina Childcare Licensing regulations and health and safety measures set by the Durham Health Department



The Founder:
Kate’s Korner Drop-In Childcare Center was created by Kezia Goodwin, a 30-year veteran in early childhood education management.  Prominent leading companies have had the pleasure of Kezia’s commitment and leadership as she has served in the roles of educator, district trainer, director and district manager. Kezia’s passion for building culturally competent learning environments and doing the right thing by and for children is unmeasurable! Her joy in building organic relationships with parents and educators is her secret sauce for satisfied families and low staff turnover.

The Program:

Kate’s Korner will focus on building culturally competent early and school-aged learners by providing environments of inclusion and celebration of your child’s unique gifts and talents!

The Kate’s Korner curriculum is designed specifically for drop-in childcare! So no matter if your stay is for 2 hours or 8, your child is guaranteed to have an amazing experience!

Our curriculum is a groundbreaking, project-based, STEAM curriculum that includes agriculture! There are 12 exciting monthly themes that are geared for children to work together, solve together and grow together!   

Visit our FAQ page for any questions you may have!