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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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Milton Hershey School Honors the Life and Legacy of Philanthropist Catherine Hershey by Naming New Cost-Free Early Childhood Resource Centers for Her

“Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning” expands Milton and Catherine Hershey’s vision to serve children from economically disadvantaged and at-risk backgrounds through education Milton Hershey School (MHS) announced Catherine Hershey...

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Milton Hershey School Announces Derry Township Site for First Cost-Free Early Childhood Resource Center

Milton Hershey School (MHS) has announced that it plans to build the first Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) of its Early Children Education Initiative in Derry Township. The location will...

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Milton Hershey School, Hershey Trust Company Receive Court Approval to Advance Cost-Free Early Childhood Education Initiative

Milton Hershey School and the Hershey Trust Company received approval from the Orphans’ Court Division of the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas to advance the holistic Early Childhood Education...

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PennLive Opinion: The Case for Early Childhood Intervention

In a recent opinion piece featured in PennLive, Milton Hershey School alumnus and early childhood education leader Senate Alexander shared his personal perspective on the Early Childhood Education Initiative (ECE Initiative) and...

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WGAL News 8: Milton Hershey School Unveils Plan to Expand Across Pennsylvania

WGAL News 8 in Lancaster, PA, produced a broadcast and digital story sharing Milton Hershey School and the Hershey Trust Company’s announcement of their new plans for an Early Childhood...

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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.