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Early Childhood Center

450 Rear Homestead Road, PO Box 898, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: (717) 531-2211   Fax: (717) 531-2351
 
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Regular School Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
AM Kindergarten: 8:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
PM Kindergarten: 12:45  - 3:35 p.m.
 
 
Opened in 2002, the Early Childhood Center (ECC) commences the educational process in Derry Township School District.  The 72,000 square foot facility serves students in kindergarten and first grade.
 
The ECC provides a safe environment that is conducive to the needs of young learners, many of whom are experiencing their first formal schooling. Utilizing developmentally appropriate teaching strategies and hands-on learning opportunities, the dynamic curriculum allows students the opportunity to gain knowledge through practical, meaningful experiences, thus stimulating an interest and excitement for learning. 
 
The building has a card access system and offers telephone, television and intranet access in each classroom.  Other amenities include a multi-media center, a cafeteria/multi-purpose room and  a full court gymnasium.
 
Annual events at the ECC include: Back to School Night, Book Fair, International Fair, Kindergarten and New Student Orientations, Parent/Teacher Conferences, Read Across America activities, Young  Learners Showcase and a reading incentive program.

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  • HHS Theatre Presents: Urinetown The Musical

    An award-winning musical, “Urinetown" is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself!” March 2, 3, & 4th. For more information, click on the headline or graphic.

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  •  Kindergarten Pre-Registration

    Kindergarten Pre-Registration is NOW OPEN

    Pre-registration for Derry Township children who will be 5 years of age before September 1, 2017 and plan to attend kindergarten this coming fall is NOW OPEN. Click the “Kindergarten Pre-Registration” graphic for additional information and to begin the online pre-registration process. Remember: The online pre-registration does not complete the enrollment process; parents and guardians should also plan to complete registration during sessions held at the Early Childhood Center.

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  • School Board Election Information

    Information Night for Potential School Board Candidates

    Derry Township School District will host an information night for any township residents who might have an interest in serving on the Board of School Directors. The open house will be available anytime between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on March 1 in the District’s Administration Building at 30 E. Granada Avenue, Hershey. Current school board members, DTSD Superintendent Joe McFarland and Dauphin County Office of Elections and Voter Registration Director Jerry Feaser will be on hand to offer information.

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  • Taste of Hershey is March 19 @ Hershey Lodge!

    The Trojan Foundation’s “Taste of Hershey” is back and better than ever. The event will be held Sunday, March 19 from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center and feature samples from some of the area’s best restaurants and beverage providers. Additionally, there will be student entertainment, displays and art.

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  •  SAT Prep

    SAT Prep Workshop

    Hershey High School is once again pleased to offer an SAT Prep Workshop to prepare students for upcoming SAT exams. Classes begin February 13th, and we are still accepting registrations. Click the image for more information. The course will meet once a week for 5 consecutive weeks from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. each evening. Students will receive an hour of verbal instruction, an hour of mathematics instruction, and an hour utilizing our software program.

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