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Children and Families Succeeding Together

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning serves children from birth to age 5 providing weekday education and care, while connecting your family with the resources needed to succeed with all costs covered. Enrollment starts for CHS Hershey in early 2023. 

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Minimum Enrollment Qualifications

A child must meet the following admissions criteria:

  • Come from a low-income family
  • Be six weeks to 4 years old at the time of enrollment
  • Have the ability to participate in and benefit from the CHS program

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee a child’s enrollment. CHS is not always the right fit for a family.

Ages Served

Infants

Birth to 12 months old

Younger Toddler

1 to 2 years old

Older Toddler

2 to 3 years old

Preschool

3 to 5 years old

Our Enrollment Process

Our non-residential program operates Monday through Friday, providing year-round programming that ensures children have the knowledge, skills, and values needed to grow into their best selves. Learn about our process.

Application

Step 1: Submit the online application, this will be available for CHS Hershey in early 2023.

Step 2: Our enrollment team will contact you to gather additional information.

Step 3: Once you supply all the necessary documents, you may become eligible to move to the next step.

On-Site Visit

Step 4: We will contact you with an interview date to get to know each other.

Step 5: Upon completing a successful in-person interview, the child may be conditionally accepted to CHS.

New Family Orientation Home Visit

Step 6: The acceptance to CHS is pending the completion of a New Family Orientation Home Visit.

Step 7: Our team will start to prepare you for the child’s first day at CHS!

Enrollment Timetable

CHS Hershey will be accepting applications in early 2023 for Fall 2023 enrollment. If you are interested in enrollment at CHS Harrisburg and CHS Middletown, this will not begin until 2024 and 2025.

CHS Hershey

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Opening in 2023
Online application available in 2023

CHS Harrisburg

Catherine Hershey Schools Harrisburg Location
Opening in 2024

CHS Middletown

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Opening in 2025

 

Milton Hershey School Admissions

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning is a subsidiary of Milton Hershey School and is operated independently of the MHS core model. MHS is among the best private schools in the nation, serving children in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade from financially qualified families. Children enrolled at CHS will not be automatically admitted to MHS upon turning 5, but they are invited to apply for admission to MHS.
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For Interested Families

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For Interested Professionals

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

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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.