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EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted Green brought smiles to the faces of young children in the classrooms of Community Day Nursery on March 5, as he was welcomed as a guest reader for a Read Across America event.

The school participated in the National Education Association’s 2020 Read Across America, which ran from March 2 through March 6. The school had several guests throughout the week, who volunteered to come read to the children; guests included members of the Board of Trustees and the East Orange School District Department of Early Childhood, as well several of the children’s family members.

Mary Porcelli, director of Community Day Nursery, said it was exciting for the children to have so many guests read stories to them.

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The snowy conditions didn’t deter the men from taking their children to school at Community Day Nursery on S. Munn Avenue in East Orange as part of Calling All Men on Wednesday, Dec. 11. The school was honoring male figures — including biological and adoptive fathers, stepfathers and others — in the lives of children attending the preschool.

“We chose to honor the men in the lives of our children,” Community Day Nursery said in a statement sent to the Record-Transcript after the event on Wednesday, Dec. 11. “These men are super guys in our eyes and in the eyes of the children, so we invited dads, grandpas, uncles, cousins and any important man in our children’s lives to join us for breakfast, so we could celebrate.”