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Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning to Expand into Lancaster County

HERSHEY, Pa. – November 10, 2022 – Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning (CHS) announced today at an event at Eden Resort & Suites in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, that it will...

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FOX43: Milton Hershey School and Hershey Trust Company petition court for permission to create Early Childhood Education Centers

FOX43 / WPMT-TV in Harrisburg recently shared news of Milton Hershey School and the Hershey Trust Company’s initial plans to construct up to six cost-free Early Childhood Resource Centers in Pennsylvania...

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ABC27: Milton Hershey School Files Petition for Permission to Expand to Include Early Childhood Education

In a recent news story, ABC27 / WHTM in Harrisburg shared information about the announcement of plans for the Early Childhood Education Initiative (ECE Initiative). Throughout the more than 110-year history...

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PennLive: Milton Hershey School has $350 Million Plan to Build Free Early Learning Centers for At-Risk Pa. Children

Today, PennLive published a story detailing Milton Hershey School and the Hershey Trust Company’s plans for the Early Childhood Education initiative (ECE Initiative). The Initiative will initially consist of up to...

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Milton Hershey School, Hershey Trust Company Seek to Expand Impact and Reach Through New Cost-Free Early Childhood Education Initiative

Milton Hershey School and the Hershey Trust Company today filed a petition in the Orphans’ Court Division of the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas requesting authorization to develop and...

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Early Childhood Education Fact Sheet

The ECE Initiative is an early childhood educational plan to develop initially up to six (6) cost-free Early Childhood Resource Centers (ECRCs) operated through separate entities affiliated with MHS for children from birth to age 5 from economically disadvantaged and at-risk backgrounds.

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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.