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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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  • Full Day Kindergarten Information Page

    Derry Township School District is currently exploring the concept of full day kindergarten to determine if such programming is a good fit here. If the district were to move to some form of a full day kindergarten program, that change would not take effect any sooner than the 2018-2019 school year. In order to keep parents/guardians and community members informed, we have create an area on our web site that serves as a repository for background information and other pertinent resources you may find of interest. Click the headline above or the adjacent graphic to access this information.

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  • Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

    Eleven Hershey High School seniors have signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic and academic careers in college.

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  • Race For Education

    On Monday, June 5, Hershey Elementary PTO will be sponsoring its only fundraiser 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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  • Bike to School Day is May 10, 2017

    The Township of Derry, Derry Township Police Department and Derry Township School District are teaming up to encourage families to join others from across the country in celebrating National Bike to School Day May 10, 2017. Take advantage of the fresh spring weather to get physical exercise for your body on the way to working out your brain in school. Pledge to participate by clicking the Bike to School graphic and you can also walk away with a cool prize

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