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Opening 2025
Monday-Friday | 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
On-site integrated support services
Daily family communication via our app

Welcome to CHS Middletown

CHS Middletown will provide a core early learning program with a play-based curriculum designed to enhance children’s educational, social, emotional, and cognitive development—with all costs covered for qualifying families. The Center will feature an Innovation Studio, STEM garden, and integrated family services.

Ages served


6 weeks to 12 months old

Younger toddler

1 to 2 years old

Older toddler

2 to 3 years old


3 to 5 years old

CHS professional meeting with parents

Admissions Information

View our admissions page to learn more about the admissions process, sign up for admissions updates, and more.

CHS Middletown Leaders


Jessica Knaub

Jessica Knaub, the center director of CHS Middletown, brings more than two decades of experience in early childhood education (ECE), including leading corporate and non-profit early childhood centers. With a dedication to ensuring that children and their families receive the best possible start, Jessica focuses on building and guiding a team committed to providing high-quality early childhood experiences. Her enthusiasm for CHS’ mission is clear as she strives to positively impact the lives of children, families, and the entire community.


Jennifer Kula

Jennifer Kula brings years of dedicated experience in early childhood education to her role as Assistant Director at CHS Middletown. With a passion for nurturing young minds and fostering a supportive learning environment, Jennifer plays a pivotal role in shaping the curriculum and daily operations at our Middletown center.


Samantha Wood

As CHS Middletown’s family success manager, Samantha Wood ensures each family of an enrolled child is supported in a way that lifts them up and empowers them to lead happy and fulfilling lives. With her 5 years’ experience in social work and a passion for family engagement she supports her team in helping families achieve a safe, stable, and thriving home environment.


Our Family Success Team works closely with each applying family to determine eligibility.

Our approach

Our program focuses on three key elements we believe make the difference: Nurture, Play, and Discover. We encourage CHS children to follow their curiosity, develop problem-solving skills, and discover the world around them, all while being nurtured and supported.

Teachers & staff

CHS teachers and staff begin their employment with a professional development program. There they expand their knowledge, build strong team dynamics, and fully integrate into CHS’ mission and innovative approach to early childhood education, enabling them to best serve CHS children and families.

Family success

Each CHS family has a dedicated Family Success Advocate who keeps them informed and helps connect them to tools and resources. These include parenting and educational information, health care referrals, and job training.

Family sitting together with child

Have Questions?

Enrollment questions? Interested in career opportunities? Contact us to learn more about Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning.

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.