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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.
     
     
     
    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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  • Kindergarten Pre-Registration is NOW OPEN

    Pre-registration for Derry Township children who will be 5 years of age before September 1, 2020 and plan to attend kindergarten this coming fall is NOW OPEN. Click the 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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  • District To Revamp School Start Times in 2021-2022

    Based on a growing body of research on adolescent sleep patterns and the impacts to student achievement, Derry Township School District intends to revamp its school day starting with the 2021-2022 school year. While the district will be using the next two school years to fully develop the specifics, the intent is to analyze the research to better match the sleep patterns of our students. Click the graphic for more details.

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  • Safe2Say Something Reporting System Now Available

    All schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including DTSD, have adopted use of the “Safe2Say Something” anonymous tip line as a means of improving campus safety and improving school climate. The tip line is operated and monitored 24/7 by the Office of the Attorney General where tips are reviewed, classified, and forwarded to the appropriate school district. Tips that are found to contain information that may indicate a "life safety" issue are immediately forwarded to the appropriate county emergency dispatch center. Click the graphic for additional information.

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  • How to get Info on Weather-Related Schedule Changes

    The safety and well-being of our students is our highest priority. When conditions dictate unscheduled closings, delays, or early dismissals are in the best interest of student safety, the district will announce information via an automated phone messaging system, on its website and social media feeds. These district-operated notification tools are the primary mechanisms by which schedule change information will be communicated.

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Kindergarten Info

  • Upcoming dates and information will be updated here throughout the school year regarding incoming Kindergarten students.

     

    2019-20 School Year:

    star   Incoming Kindergarten Parent Information Night

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Hershey Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room #1 (MPR1)

                    Raindate - Thursday, January 23, 2020, same time - same location.

     star   2020-21 Kindergarten On-line Registration Opens January 22, 2020.

      On-line registration for 2020-21 Kindergarten class will begin at the conclusion of the Parent Information Night.

     star   2020-21 Kindergarten Enrollment/Registration to be held February 24, 2020 through February 27, 2020.

      

    (Students with last name beginning with A-I)

            Monday, February 24          4:30 pm to 7:00 pm        Hershey Middle School LGI  

     (Students with last name beginning with J-R)

            Tuesday, Feburary 25         4:30 pm to 7:00 pm        Hershey Middle School LGI  

     (Students with last name beginning with S-Z)

            Wednesday, February 26    4:30 pm to 7:00 pm        Hershey Middle School LGI   

     (For those unable to attend on assigned day)

            Thursday, February 27        4:30 pm to 6:30 pm        Hershey Middle School LGI  

     

     

    For additional information please click link below:

    Link to Kindergarten Information

     

     

     

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