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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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  • Budget

    Final 2015-16 Budget Adopted

    At its June 22 meeting, the Derry Township Board of School Directors adopted a $57.9 million budget for the 2015-16 school year that preserves quality educational programing while retaining one of the lowest millage rates in Dauphin County.

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  • Clearance Checklist

    Volunteer Clearance Events Scheduled

    In order to assist its volunteers through the clearance process required by Pennsylvania’s updated Child Protective Services Law, the Derry Township School District is scheduling a pair of volunteer clearance events at the Hershey Early Childhood Center.

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  • HHS Earns National Recognition

    US News & World Report has issued its annual listing of the best high schools in each state and across the nation and once again Hershey High School is highly regarded. HHS was ranked #11 in Pennsylvania and in the top 4% of those the magazine examined nationally. The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded rankings based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

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  • HHS Honors Underclassman Achievers

    Hershey High School recognized the following students for academic performance and achievement at an underclassman awards program on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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