Hamburg Central has been meeting the needs of early learners for more than 50 years through its half-day PreK classes.

  • PreK is a developmental program that creates a foundation for success throughout a child’s school years.

  • The 22/23 school year program is open to children in the Hamburg School District who will be four years old on or before Dec. 1, 2022.

  • No cost to families who live in the Hamburg Central School District.

  • Maximum of 18 students in class.

  • Half-day sessions run from 9-11:30am and 12:30-3:00pm with bus transportation and meals provided Monday-Friday. Session placement is determined by household address.

  • One Full-Day classroom, run in collaboration with the YMCA from 9:00-3:00pm (limited seats available) with one-way transportation. Full-day program falls under the same New York State standards and guidelines as the half-day UPK classrooms. Breakfast and lunch are served Monday-Friday.

  • Placement in the full day classroom is determined by digital lottery drawing on April 20, 2022. Registrations will be accepted after this date for the half-day session only, based on availability. Before and after-school extended hours available on-site at participant’s expense.

  • The program provides meals and transportation to students Monday-Friday (one way transportation for full-day, based on household address)

  • Enrollment for the district’s Pre-Kindergarten (PreK) 2022-23 program at Charlotte Avenue Elementary School will open on January 18, 2022 with registrations being accepted through April 1, 2022. After April 1, 2022, only registrations for our half day program will be accepted.

  • Please note, there will be no in person appointments at this time. Contact the Central Registration Office for an appointment at 646-3200, ext. 7217 or email

  • To begin the registration process, click here: Enrolling Students

For more information on the program, please browse through our website, or you may contact the PreK office at 646-3370, ext. 3410 and we will return your call as soon as we return to the office. You may also contact or