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Returning to the Mission of Milton and Catherine Hershey

Honored and thrilled to return to her Milton Hershey School (MHS) roots to honor the legacy of Milton and Catherine Hershey. Those are the words of Catherine Hershey School for...

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Why We Need to Celebrate and Appreciate Educators Every Day

By: Luanne Gould, CHS Elizabethtown Center Director During Teacher Appreciation Week, occurring May 8–12, we can recognize, celebrate, and honor educators for their lasting contributions to lives. While this one...

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The Ripple Effect of Mental and Behavioral Health in the Classroom

By Ashley Mimm, CHS Health Services Operations Manager May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and at Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning (CHS), there is a strong belief that ensuring...

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Not Just Books: How Educators Can Support Families in Promoting Early Literacy

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies…The man who never reads lives only one,” – said George R.R. Martin, the American novelist. Reading is the foundation for exploring...

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Early Identification to Ensure Family Success: The View from Social Workers

By: Lindsay Knepp LSW, CHS Family Partnership Manager Social workers, alongside educators, have long been advocates for the identification of developmental and behavioral concerns in early childhood education (ECE) programs....

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Why the Week of the Young Child Should Last All Year

Every year, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) sponsors the Week of the Young Child at the beginning of April. The week of activities for families,...

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Growing the Future, Together: Convening the Country’s Top ECE Thinkers

Last week, Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning (CHS) hosted the inaugural ECE Leaders Summit in Hershey, PA, to spark important conversations, form new relationships, and consider innovative approaches in...

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Fostering Leaders & Finding Einstein

When Albert Einstein was a young child, no one believed he would contribute to science, let alone the world.  Einstein struggled with language development and his parents feared he would...

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Feeding the Whole Child: The Role of Nutrition in Child Development

For many families throughout the United States, good nutrition and a solid meal are not always guaranteed. Families want their children to be healthy, safe and nurtured. However, for families...

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Generational Health: Caring for Children by Caring for Families

The Two-Generation Approach and Why It Benefits the Child from Infancy to High School and Beyond Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “We may not be able to prepare the future for...

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Introduction to the Catherine Hershey Schools Professional Resources Blog

Welcome to the Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning (CHS) Professional Resources blog, a place where we can share insights on early childhood education topics, resources that you can utilize...

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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.