Norway Visits UC Early Childhood Center





More than 20 educators, elected officials and policymakers from Norway recently visited the Eugenio Maria Hostos Early Childhood Education Center for a first-hand look at our exceptional pre-school programs.

            The visit, coordinated in conjunction with the Rutgers Graduate School of Education, featured a tour of the Center and its classrooms and interviews with teachers, principals and top District administrators, including Superintendent of Schools Silvia Abbato.

            Early Childhood Center Principal Adriana Birne informed the visitors that the District has more than 1,900 early childhood students and that it is the only District in New Jersey that develops its own curriculum.

            “We are very proud of all the visitors we have had literally from around the world who are eager to learn the secrets of our success,” says Ms Birne. “Even more importantly, we are so gratified that what we are doing is working so well that our students, parents and educators have become role models for the best practices in early childhood education,” she adds.

            On behalf of Mayor/State Senator Brian P. Stack, Commissioner Lucio Fernandez welcomed the visitors to Union City and urged them to tour the entire city and see “all that Union City has to offer.”

The District has hosted visitors from around the world who have come to learn what makes our programs so successful, but this was the first visit from Norway.