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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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One United Lancaster: Vision taking shape for Lancaster’s Catherine Hershey School

One United Lancaster featured CHS Executive Director Senate Alexander and CHS Senior Director of Programs Rebekah Benedum in an article about the vision of Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning....

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PennLive Opinion: Family Matters: How CHS is Redefining Early Education

In a recent opinion piece featured in PennLive, Catherine Hershey School for Early Learning, Hershey Center Director Melissa Ilski outlines the pressing need for quality early childhood education and how...

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Now Open in Capital Region

CASTL brings library to area with support from Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning ENOLA, Pa. – October 26, 2023 – The Center for Advanced Teaching and Learning (CASTL), a 501(c)(3) non-profit...

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Meet CHS Middletown Center Director

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning plans to open six Early Childhood Education Centers to serve children from birth to age 5 in Pennsylvania, with all costs covered for qualifying...

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Inside Philanthropy: A Philanthropy Built on Chocolate Expands its Mission to Support Early Childhood

On October 17, 2023, Inside Philanthropy published an article on Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning (CHS), an initiative of Milton Hershey School (MHS) and designed to expand the impact...

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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.