YCCECE is founded in 2018 by the Yew Chung Education Foundation (YCEF), an established non-profit Association in Hong Kong with almost 90 years of pioneering history in Early Childhood and international education, bringing together the best of the East and West.
Since the 1970s, “Yew Chung” has been synonymous with high quality Early Childhood Education (ECE), thanks to the visionary leadership of Dr. Betty Chan Po-king, a globally renowned ECE educator. Today, the Yew Chung Approach to ECE is being recognised for its unique philosophy, curriculum and pedagogy, and we continue to explore new paradigms.
YCEF and its sister institutions are part of an extensive and growing network of kindergartens, schools, and college, providing quality education to over 10,000 students, spanning from infancy to tertiary, across more than 20 locations in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Silicon Valley in the US. YCCECE also builds upon the strong foundations laid by its predecessor, the Yew Chung Community College (YCCC), which was the first private institution in Hong Kong to offer formal teacher training, with the launch of its highly successful Higher Diploma in ECE (HDECE) programme in 2014.
In 2018, our College continued to blaze new trails by transforming into YCCECE – the first and only specialist ECE degree-awarding institution in Asia – and we proudly launched our flagship programme, the Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education (BEdECE).
We are deeply committed to nurturing a new generation of passionate and inspired ECE professionals, who will have an enduring impact on the lives of numerous young children and their families, and truly change the world.
We are most grateful for the steadfast support of world-class ECE experts, as well as YCEF's extensive community of educators and overseas partners.
YCCECE is part of an unrivalled network of international kindergartens, schools and college that spans more than 22 locations in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Silicon Valley in the United States. Each school is independently registered and operated.
Madam Tsang Chor-hang founded the first Yew Chung School & Kindergarten.
Yew Chung Kindergarten and Primary School opened.
Dr. Betty Chan Po-king, Madam Tsang’s daughter, revolutionised Early Childhood Education in HK by introducing play-based learning and child-centered approach.
Yew Chung Children’s House and Kindergarten expanded to multiple campuses in Hong Kong.
Dr. Chan helped Hong Kong families see the importance of Early Childhood Education - this continued to be a core Yew Chung value.
The first Yew Chung International School was established in Hong Kong, then expanded to Secondary.
New Yew Chung and Yew Wah sister schools and kindergartens opened in Mainland China upon government invitations.
Yew Chung Education Foundation established the Yew Chung Community College.
YCCC became the first private institution in Hong Kong to offer formal teacher training by launching its 2-year Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education programme.
Yew Chung Community College is upgraded to Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education.
YCCECE launched its 4-year Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education degree.
YCCECE opened its new campus in Tin Wan, Aberdeen.
YCCECE became the first college in Hong Kong to offer the "Infant & Toddler Education" concentration and proudly introduced the "Special Education Needs" concentration to its BEdECE programme
YCCECE’s Inauguration and Grand Opening of Pamela Peck Discovery Space was held.
YCCCEC welcomed its first graduating cohort of Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education Programme
Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education (YCCECE) has been awarded the Programme Area Accreditation (PAA) for its higher diploma programmes by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications. It also allows us to award qualifications to students who have achieved QF Level 4 programmes (or below) and exempt from obtaining an external accreditation between 1 September 2021 and 31 August 2026.
The College became the first self-financed college in Hong Kong offer the Certification Course for Kindergarten Principals. The course is recognized by Education Bureau (EDB) and supported by our professional and experienced teaching team, it helps develop talents who want to take up the principalship in a kindergarten with the leadership skills and essential knowledge.