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Our logo is a celebration of our diversity, and symbolizes the positive growth that occurs when we nurture and support one another.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning acknowledges systemic barriers in our communities and addresses these inequalities by providing an accessible, high-quality early education program that builds a foundation for life-long success and fosters change within our society.

At CHS, we empower children, families, and staff as we recognize them as valued members of society and cultivate a culture of acceptance. We embrace diversity through the programming we provide, classrooms we create, and principles we promote as we acknowledge and celebrate differences, develop inclusive learning spaces, and advocate for fair and just opportunities for all.

As lifelong learners, we are committed to the continued growth and development of our staff and our programming, encouraging the same of the children and families we serve.

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Our Commitment in Action

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the programming we provide, classrooms we create, and principles we promote. Our goal is to create an environment that empowers our entire community through:

  • A culture that’s welcoming, inclusive, and dedicated to continued growth and development
  • A curriculum that promotes acceptance, meets the needs of our diverse community, and gives every person a voice
  • Team members who share our values, are passionate about our mission, and help promote mutual respect and inclusion
  • Classrooms and stimulating spaces designed for all children and learning styles
  • Services that address barriers and inequities and connect families to resources that help them thrive
  • Community partners that support DE&I efforts and collaborate to achieve our shared vision

Non-Discriminatory Policy

Qualified students are eligible for admission regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religious creed, disability or any other status protected under applicable federal or Pennsylvania law to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Catherine Hershey Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religious creed, disability or any other status protected under federal or Pennsylvania law, in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning does not discriminate against applicants or employees, in hiring, promotion or any terms or conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion or religious creed, veteran status, disability or use of a guide or support animal because of the blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals, or any other status protected under applicable federal or Pennsylvania law.

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For Interested Families

Want to learn more about us? Discover the CHS Experience.

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For Interested Professionals

Want to know more about current opportunities at CHS? Explore our open positions.

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Hear From Our Leaders

Hear about the vision for CHS from those leading the way in early childhood education.

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning are subsidiaries of Milton Hershey School and will be staffed and operated independently of the Milton Hershey School core model.

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.