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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  • info   College Admission Forum for all Area High School Sophomores, Juniors and their Parents.
     Derry Township School District will host a special College Admission Forum for all area high school sophomores, juniors and their parents at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in the Hershey High School auditorium.

    The Forum will provide the families of college-bound students with insightful information on: current trends in college admissions, the importance of finding the right fit, deciphering the admissions process, the significance of extracurricular activities, choosing a gap year, evaluation of transcripts and test scores, the implications of score choice, and other relevant concerns for young people and their parents in the transition to college/university.

    The forum has been organized by the Hershey High School Counseling Department and will feature Charles Bachman, Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Lafayette College; Robert Coffman, Director of Enrollment Management, Penn State University Harrisburg, Mary Wilkes Smith, Senior Associate Director of Admissions/Sunderman Conservatory Liaison at Gettysburg College and Shawn Wiley, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Gettysburg College. The forum participants will be sharing what colleges are seeking in applicants and provide tips and tools for students and parents on how to navigate the admissions process with positive outcomes.

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  • Informaiton   HS 2014 Yearbook Supplements Are Available.
     Yearbook supplements for the 2014 school year are now available in the high school office.  This insert documents spring events from last year that occurred after the yearbook was published. There is no additional cost, as they are for people who purchased last year's yearbook.

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  • info   ACT Prep Workshop
     There will be two Act Prep Workshops for interested students which will be conducted on Saturdays, March 21 and April 11.  Students may visit Mrs. Seaver’s website for more information or contact her at 717-979-1586.

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  • Info   Hershey Middle School Yearbook Sale
     Reserve your copy now! Yearbooks are $11.00 each. Deadline for orders is February 27th.  Please use this voucher to reserve and/or pay for your yearbook.

     
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  • Bus Drivers WantedInfo Drivers Needed
    Derry Township School District has an immediate need for bus drivers. Interested individuals may contact Dave Yarian, Director of Transportation, by phone at 566-7422.

     

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  • info   Student Accident Insurance 2014-2015 School Year
      Derry Township School District does not carry medical insurance on students, but does provide parents with the opportunity to select a primary excess group insurance plan for students. To find out more info, Please <click here>

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