The rich foundation of a CHS education in early childhood ensures children have the knowledge, skills, and values needed to grow into their best selves. Our program focuses on three key elements we believe make the difference.
We believe every child deserves to be nurtured and supported in early childhood. It helps set them up for a happy, healthy life. This belief drives every detail of the CHS experience from our school setting, to the teachers we hire and the curriculum we teach. We nurture through:
- Warm touches of home
- Compassionate teachers
- One-on-one attention
- Social and emotional learning
Play is one of the best ways for children to learn and grow. It helps them to develop motor skills, problem-solving, and positive social interaction. Our program encourages play with several indoor and outdoor play areas to keep children active and engaged.
Catherine Hershey loved to explore. At CHS, we believe that exploration is one of the greatest ways to learn. That’s why we build programs that help children follow their curiosity and discover the world around them. Our program blends hands-on learning with structured study based on standards set by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Catherine was known for her welcoming spirit. Each of our schools is a place of warmth, health, and security. There are touches of home throughout the school, so children feel comfortable. We have stimulating spaces like outdoor playgrounds, indoor motor-skill spaces, and a sensory garden. Our schools also offer a Family Resource Center for families to use while visiting CHS.
Early Learning Enhancements
We provide year-round resources to help children thrive at school and at home. These include nutritious meals, transportation, and personal items like changes of clothing, diapers, and basic medical supplies.
Integrated Family Services
We believe parents and caregivers are children’s first and most important teachers. That’s why we work closely with families to set them up for success. Each CHS family will have a dedicated staff member who keeps them informed and helps connect them to tools and resources. These include parenting and educational information, housing services, health care referrals, and job training.
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For Interested Educators
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