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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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  • You’re Invited to Provide Input on Full-Day Kindergarten

    The Derry Township School District will host an information meeting to discuss exploration of full day kindergarten programming. The meeting will be held Thursday, March 30 in the Large Group Instruction Room of the Hershey Early Childhood Center (450 Rear Homestead Road, Hershey). DTSD is in the process of gathering information to help evaluate if full day kindergarten would be a good fit for the district. The meeting is an opportunity for community members to provide their thoughts and ask questions.

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  • You Can Donate to the 2017 HHS Mini-THON

    The annual Hershey High School Mini-THON will be held March 31. The HHS Mini-THON 2017 participants are joining more than 70,000 students in a powerful movement to conquer childhood cancer. And you can help them by donating online via Donor Drive. All proceeds from the HHS Mini-THON go to the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital

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  •  College Admissions Forum

    Hershey High School To Host College Admissions Forum

    Hershey High School will conduct a College Admission Forum for high school students and their parents/guardians at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the HHS 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, evaluation of transcripts and test scores, the implications of score choice, and other relevant topics.

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  • The 2nd Annual Walk for Clean Water

    The 2nd Annual Walk for Clean Water

    The Walk for Clean Water is back! The 2nd Annual Walk for Clean Water will be held on Sunday, April 9, at 1 p.m. at Hershey High School. Last year, our community united to raise over $17,500, funding two clean water wells in the African nation of Swaziland and giving over 750 people clean water for life. Join us to make history again as hundreds of community members come together for free food, live music, and to stand up to the global water crisis. Register now and learn more at www.walk4cleanwater.com.

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  •  Rescheduled

    Snowstorm Brings Flurry of Schedule Changes

    Winter Storm Stella made as much of a mess on the schedule as she did on the streets. There have been numerous changes as a result of the winter weather, most notably the need to use the final two snow make-up days built into the 2016-17 calendar. That means the school WILL be in session on Monday, March 20 and Thursday, April 13. For a list of other changes, click the graphic to the left.

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  •  Order your HMS Yearbook

    Hershey Middle School Yearbook Orders

    Reserve your copy of the 2016-2017 Hershey Middle School Yearbook. Each yearbook is $12. The deadline for orders is March 31. Order forms have been sent home with students. If you need a replacement form, click the graphic to the left.

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