Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning recently broke ground on the new program’s first Early Childhood Resource Center scheduled to be completed in 2023.
CHS, a subsidiary of Milton Hershey School (MHS) has begun work on a two-story, 50,827-square-foot resource center on the MHS campus.
When complete, CHS Hershey will provide an early learning program for 150 students from birth to age 5 from economically disadvantaged and at-risk homes. CHS expects to have 80 employees and volunteers work at the Hershey location.
“Today marks a significant milestone as we build on Catherine and Milton Hershey’s legacy,” said Senate Alexander, executive director of CHS. “Their vision continues to be our guide as we look to help many more children and families in need at CHS Hershey and future locations.”
CHS Hershey is expected to begin the student admissions process next fall with a focus on serving children and families in Hershey and the surrounding area. It is currently looking to hire a director for the resource center with other school-level positions coming soon.
The facility is one of six planned for the region, with the second announced for Harrisburg’s Midtown neighborhood.