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How CHS measures development and progress

Ages & Stages Questionnaires

ASQ® is widely recognized by early childhood education experts and pediatricians for the developmental screening of a young child’s development. The questionnaires cover multiple areas of development and are conducted several times a year during our home visits.

Individual child portfolios

Each month teachers collect artifacts that document learning for each area of child development. By the end of the year, children have several pieces that reflect their progress.

Gold Milestone Tracker

Twice a year CHS teachers complete the Teaching Strategies Gold Milestone Tracker. They are measuring the social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive progress of our children.

Baseline and summative assessments

Each year we will take baseline and summative assessments for all children in the four most critical areas for kindergarten readiness: math, literacy, social emotional, and executive functioning.

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Progress and measurements

While these measurements are regular and ongoing, they also are built into our program design so they are not disruptive to daily schedules and activities.

In addition to understanding the progress of children enrolled in our centers, we also evaluate ourselves to ensure effective implementation of our program.

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Grow your professional expertise

Browse our professionals blog to gain insights into topics including continuity of care, early literacy, the impacts of leadership style, and more.

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Teaching and learning

CHS believes that exploration and play are the best and most-effective ways to learn.

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Family success

Building safe, strong, financially stable homes for CHS children and their families.

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Whole child supports

CHS provides services and resources that help children grow healthy and strong.

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.