Hershey Early Childhood Center A Community Cultivating an Extraordinary Learning Environment
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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 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.
 
Tom Kramer, Assistant Principal
 
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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  •  Memorial Day

    Memorial Day Schedule

    There will be no school for students on Monday, May 25. All offices (school offices and the District Office) will be closed in observation of Memorial Day. This will be followed by a two-hour late start for students on Tuesday, May 26.

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  • HHS Earns National Recognition

    US News & World Report has issued its annual listing of the best high schools in each state and across the nation and once again Hershey High School is highly regarded. HHS was ranked #11 in Pennsylvania and in the top 4% of those the magazine examined nationally. The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded rankings based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

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  • HHS Honors Underclassman Achievers

    Hershey High School recognized the following students for academic performance and achievement at an underclassman awards program on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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  • HHS Science Competitors Score Well at PJAS

    Hershey High School students competing in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Sciences state-level competition in State College scored will, bringing home high honors.

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  • Proposed Final Budget Available for Inspection

    At its May 11 business meeting, the Derry Township Board of School Directors approved for public display a proposed final 2015-2016 school year budget that projects $57.9 million in operating expenditures. If adopted as the district’s final budget, the fiscal plan would keep the district’s millage rate among the lowest in Dauphin County, setting it at 18.1 mills. A final vote on the 2015-16 budget is scheduled for the board's June 22 meeting.

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  • Summer School

    The Derry Township School District Summer School Program is returning for 2015! It is for students who will be starting Kindergarten this fall up to those who will be in 6th grade when school opens.

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  • PSAT/SAT Summer Prep Workshop

    PSAT/SAT Summer Prep Workshop classes are forming now to prep for the new PSAT 2015 and both the current and new versions of the SAT. Morning and afternoon classes are available. See Mrs. Seaver's website on the high school web or contact her at 717-979-1586.

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  • Backpacks and Lace Up with Love INC Sneaker Distribution

    Grace United Methodist Church and Love Inc. – have announced opportunities for Derry Township families who could benefit from a little assistance acquiring shoes and school supplies.

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  • Race For Education

    On Friday, May 22, Hershey Elementary PTO will be sponsoring our second annual Race for Education. We invite family and friends to join us in helping to raise funds for additional technology for the classrooms, assemblies, classroom resources, and other PTO sponsored events. Each participant will raise funds by asking sponsors to contribute a tax deductible donation to the PTO.

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