Children are most successful when parents, teachers, and the community work together to meet the needs of each child. Hamburg CSD's PreK program embraces this idea. Universal PreK is designed to help children discover a true love of learning, learn skills they need to be successful in school, and prepare for kindergarten. In addition, the experiences of our youngest learners are designed with purpose and intent, with Hamburg CSD's vision, mission, and core values in mind.
Vision: Educating Modern thinkers who create, care, solve, and discover
Mission: Engaging all students in learning experiences that inspire lifelong learning and empower each for their future
honor every learner as a unique person and adapt to the needs of each
inspire the love of learning in every student
ensure that our schools are places of innovative teaching and active learning
are proud of our past and committed to our future
ensure that our schools are safe, kind, and welcoming so that we make every day a great day to be a Hamburg Bulldog
The PreK program for the 2023/2024 school year is open to children who will be four years old on or before Dec. 1, 2023. PreK families who are interested in the full-day classroom will need to be registered with the district by April 1st.
Placement in the full-day classroom is by digital lottery, which will be held in April 2023.
Letters informing families of their placement in the full-day classroom or in a half-day session will be immediately sent via U.S. mail.
Expanding PreK IN hAMBURG!
Starting in the 2023-24 school year Hamburg will be adding an additional full day classroom to our already robust program. This expansion means that we will now house our PreK program between two of our elementary schools, Charlotte Avenue Elementary and Armor Elementary.
We are so excited to welcome more families into our PreK family!
Principal: Thomas Riddoch
Secretary: Nancy Herdic
Secretary: Gabby Miklos
1 full day program classroom in collaboration with the YMCA
1 half-day program classroom (1 AM session; 1 PM session)
Principal: Danielle Lango
Secretary: Candy Ditkowski
Secretary: Molly Fyfe
1 full day program classroom
3 half-day program classrooms (3 AM sessions; 3 PM sessions)
UPK Student HOURS
Monday - Friday
AM Session - 9:00-11:30
PM Session - 12:30-3:00
Full Day - 9:00-3:00