Hershey Early Childhood Center A Community Cultivating an Extraordinary Learning Environment

ECC Welcome

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.
 

Bulletin Board

  • 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.

     

    Comments (-1)
  • Info Trojan Trading PostTrojan Trading Post
    Trojan Trading Post, the Hershey High School Store, is opening for business in 2014 and offers a variety of new and great products just for you! Visit the website at www.TrojanTradingPost.com to look at the new merchandise to show your Hershey Pride! Orders are due by November 7.Trojan Trading Post
     
    All profits from the Trojan Trading Post goes toward the Trojan Trading Post Scholarship, which is given to a senior business student. To date, almost $3,000 in scholarships have been awarded.
    Comments (-1)
  • info Pennsylvania Department of EducationPDE Seeking Feedback
     The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)  is seeking public input on its” Eligible Content Review Site.” According to PDE, “Content statements define what we want our students to be able to know and do and provide the most specific description of the skills and concepts assessed on the PSSA and Keystone Exams. Eligible Content is the blueprint for the state assessments.”  PDE is currently seeking specific feedback on the English Language Arts and Mathematics Eligible Content.  MORE >>>

    Comments (-1)
  • Info   Ebola Resources for ParentsHealth Advisory EBOLA
     Ebola is a severe, often deadly illness that affects humans and non-human primates like monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees. History’s worst outbreak of the disease is occurring now in West Africa and the U.S. recently had its first travel-related case of Ebola in Texas. 
     
    It is a reality that more cases could be confirmed in other states – including Pennsylvania.  The Pennsylvania Department of Health has developed materials designed to help Pennsylvania learn more about this virus, click here for information.
    Comments (-1)
  • info   Rules for Spectators at Athletic Events
     PIAA District III has adopted rules for spectators at playoff/post-season competitions and has recommended member schools also follow these restrictions during regular season competition in order to maintain a sense of continuity throughout the season.  Please note that the following apply to all Derry Township School District interscholastic athletic events:
     
    The presence and/or the use of balloons, whistles, and/or portable listening devices without earphones is PROHIBITED!  School officials will be requested to confiscate these items from their cheerleaders and/or the spectators from their school and community.  The use of pom-poms by cheerleaders and small portable listening devices with earphones is permitted.  

    Spectators are prohibited from removing their shirts and/or using body paint while in attendance at athletic contests.


    The principal, athletic director, coaches, team physician, team trainer, players in uniform, managers, ball holders, and statisticians will be the only persons permitted in the team box.

    Comments (-1)
  • 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>

    Comments (-1)