Early Childhood Education

The District is dedicated to the success of the youngest members of the community. Statistics strongly support the need for early-learning development, as 85 percent of a child’s communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills are developed by age five. Additional data shows a strong correlation between early literacy skills and a child’s chance for academic success. Young children need positive influences to build this foundation and prepare them for success in school and in life.


 “Creating a home environment that promotes healthy brain development can be one of the biggest gifts parents can give their son or daughter. Our P2P programs are designed to help support young families and future students and establish a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning.”

 – Dr. Jacy Clugston Hess,

District Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education

Early Childhood Contact Info

Michelle Perry
Early Childhood Coordinator
717-721-1100  ext. 11125
Michelle_Perry@easdpa.org
Mona Murphy
Early Childhood/Parent 2 Parent Representative
(717) 721-1160  ext. 15233
Mona_Murphy@easdpa.org