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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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The Preschool Podcast: How quality early education can close wealth, wellness, and class gaps

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning (CHS) Executive Director, Senate Alexander, Esq., was recently a guest on The Preschool Podcast, where he spoke with host, Ron Spreeuwenberg, about how early...

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WHYY: A Look at Catherine Hershey Schools’ $350 Million Initiative to Boost Early Childhood Education

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning (CHS) Executive Director, Senate Alexander, Esq., recently spoke with Philadelphia radio station, WHYY, about the importance of early childhood education and CHS’ plans to...

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FOX43 Reveals How Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning Will Improve Education Access

Featuring Senate Alexander, Executive Director of CHS The rising cost of high-quality early learning programs is a growing challenge for families in Pennsylvania and across the nation. Many children under...

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Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning breaks ground on Hershey Early Childhood Resource Center

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning Breaks Ground on its First Cost-Free Early Childhood Resource Center in Derry Township

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning (CHS) held a groundbreaking ceremony for CHS Hershey, the first of its Early Childhood Resource Centers (ECRC) in Pennsylvania. The planned two-story, 50,827-square-foot building will be located on the Milton Hershey School campus on the southwest corner of Governor and Homestead Roads in Hershey, Pennsylvania. It is scheduled to be completed in 2023. 

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Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning Announces Harrisburg Location for its Second Cost-Free Early Childhood Resource Center

Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning (CHS) has announced that it plans to build its second Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) in the Midtown neighborhood of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, at the intersection of North 6th and Muench Streets. The cost-free Center will serve 150 students 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.