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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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Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning Honored with Torch Award

This week, the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg hosted their annual Torch Awards Ceremony, honoring remarkable individuals and organizations who embody the highest ideals of tolerance, appreciation of diverse cultures,...

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PennLive: Get an exclusive look at the Catherine Hershey preschool opening in Harrisburg

Catherine Hershey School for Early Learning, Harrisburg will open later this year at the corner of North 6th and Muench Streets, serving 150 children from 6 weeks to age 5...

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Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning Hosts Leaders Summit for Hundreds of Early Childhood Educators and Family Advocates

The cost-free professional development event focused on play-based learning and community collaboration to support long-term child and family success. Hershey, Pa. – April 24, 2024 – Catherine Hershey Schools for...

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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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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.