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.
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.
Birth to 12 months old
1 to 2 years old
2 to 3 years old
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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