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Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning Celebrates Grand Opening of First Early Childhood Education Center

 HERSHEY, Pa. – September 20, 2023 – Today, Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning (CHS), a subsidiary of Milton Hershey School (MHS), celebrated the opening of its first Early Childhood...

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Two Child Development Associate Credential Certifications Achieved, Many More to Go

By Hilary Magaro, Professional Development Manager at Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning In the realm of early childhood education (ECE), the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential is a significant...

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CHS Center Experiences: Honoring a Legacy and Fostering Play

Upon considering what to name Milton Hershey School’s (MHS) early childhood education initiative to initially open six Early Childhood Education Centers in Pennsylvania, it was obvious that Catherine Hershey should...

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The Hechinger Report: Free child care exists in America — if you cross paths with the right philanthropist

An article published by The Hechinger Report highlights how early childhood education issues are being addressed through philanthropic efforts. In the piece, Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning is cited...

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Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning Begins Construction on Third Early Childhood Education Center

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – March 6, 2024 – Today, Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning (CHS), a subsidiary of Milton Hershey School (MHS), hosted the official groundbreaking ceremony for its third...

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TheBurg Opinion: Not Just Surviving, but Thriving

In a recent opinion piece featured in TheBurg, Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning Family Partnership Manager Lindsay Knepp discusses why a community approach to supporting families can help build...

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Why early childhood education?

Pete Gurt, President, MHS & CHS

Catherine’s story and mission

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.