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 program is open to children in the Hamburg School District who will be four years old on or before Dec. 1, 2021.

  • 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.

  • 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 May 3, 2021. 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)

  • Enrollment for the district’s Pre-Kindergarten (PreK) 2021-22 program at Charlotte Avenue Elementary School will open on January 19, 2021 with registrations being accepted through April 1, 2021.

  • 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

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