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Certificate Programmes




  • Overview
    This course aims to introduce concepts of early childhood development and care for ages 0-8. The course introduces the various prominent child development theories to better understand the application of positive strategies and practices that best support a child’s growth and development. The course covers relevant research on how children learn in terms of brain development, language acquisition and importance of play.

    Participants are encouraged and supported to develop and demonstrate the values and best practices of early childhood care and to demonstrate the various necessary skills to quality care for young children. Also, it aims to equip participants with practical strategies, skills and practices to connect with the families, early childhood educators, and general public in their role as dedicated caregivers and advocates for safeguarding the rights of a child.

    Medium of instruction:

    Cantonese

    Application deadline:

    16 Jul 2021 (Fri)

    Tuition fee:

    HK$3,000
    (One installment only and to be settled upon submitting the application)

    This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under Continuing Education Fund, eligible students can apply for tuition subsidies from the government.

    More information
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  • Overview
    This course aims to introduce concepts of early childhood development and care for ages 0-8. The course introduces the various prominent child development theories to better understand the application of positive strategies and practices that best support a child’s growth and development. The course covers relevant research on how children learn in terms of brain development, language acquisition and importance of play.

    Participants are encouraged and supported to develop and demonstrate the values and best practices of early childhood care and to demonstrate the various necessary skills to quality care for young children. Also, it aims to equip participants with practical strategies, skills and practices to connect with the families, early childhood educators, and general public in their role as dedicated caregivers and advocates for safeguarding the rights of a child.

    Medium of instruction:

    English

    Application deadline:

    16 Jul 2021 (Fri)

    Tuition fee:

    HK$3,000
    (One installment only and to be settled upon submitting the application)

    This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under Continuing Education Fund, eligible students can apply for tuition subsidies from the government.

    More information
    FAQ

Professional Certificates




  • Overview
    The years 0-8 are well known as the “golden age” in child development while the developmental stage of infants and toddlers up to three years old is profoundly consequential in terms of brain development and future growth. The Professional Certificate in Infant and Toddler Education is designed for learners to gain extensive practical knowledge and skill working with children aged 0-3 and to address early problem identification in and intervention with infants and toddlers.

    The Professional Certificate consists of three constituent certificate courses listed below. Students will be granted a certificate award upon successful completion of the course. To attain a Professional Certificate in Infant and Toddler Education, students are required to complete all three courses.

    (I) Foundation of Education and Care for Infants and Toddlers
    (II) Educational Observation for Infants and Toddlers
    (III) Supporting the Development and Learning of Children aged 0-3 years with Special Educational Needs

    Medium of instruction:

    English/Cantonese

    Application deadline:

    13 August 2021 (Fri)

    Tuition fee:

    HK$4,950 per course

    This course and all constituent courses have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under Continuing Education Fund, eligible students can apply for tuition subsidies from the government.

    (I) Foundation of Education and Care for Infants and Toddlers
    (II) Educational Observation for Infants and Toddlers
    (III) Supporting the Development and Learning of Children aged 0-3 years with Special Educational Needs
    Class schedule
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    FAQ


  • Overview
    Learning through play has been prioritised worldwide in early childhood educational activities in recent years. It has consistently proven to be effective in expanding the scope of knowledge, exploration and meaningful experience in the early stages of a child’s development. In Hong Kong there is a pressing need for this as children are frequently stressed due to study pressure and playtime deprivation.

    The Professional Certificate in Play-Based Pedagogy is offered to help new candidates and early childhood education workers to identify and develop knowledge and skills that may be applied in practice for children in preschools. This is intended to strengthen collaboration and engagement with parents and carers in normalising play-based approaches and advocating this to a wider community.

    The Professional Certificate consists of 4 constituent certificate courses listed below. Students will be granted a Certificate Award upon successful completion of the certificate course. To attain a Professional Certificate in Play-based Pedagogy, students are required to complete all 4 constituent courses.

    (I) Development and Learning through Play in ECE
    (II) Supporting Emergent Literacy through Play
    (III) Developing Children’s Expressive and Creative Arts through Play-based Approach
    (IV) Building Partnerships with Families in Play-based Educational Programme

    Medium of instruction:

    English/Cantonese

    Application deadline:

    13 August 2021 (Fri)

    Tuition fee:

    HK$4,950 per course

    This course and all constituent courses have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under Continuing Education Fund, eligible students can apply for tuition subsidies from the government.

    (I) Development and Learning through Play in ECE
    (II) Supporting Emergent Literacy through Play
    (III) Developing Children’s Expressive and Creative Arts through Play-based Approach
    (IV) Building Partnerships with Families in Play-based Educational Programme
    Class schedule
    Download the application form
    FAQ


  • Overview
    It is evident that early identification and early intervention has a positive impact on children with special educational needs, helping to maximise their full potential to achieve as much independence as they are capable of and adjust to their community. Thus, early childhood educators, who are the children’s first teachers, play a critical role in changing outcomes.

    The Professional Certificate in Working with Children with Special Educational Needs aims to equip new candidates and current practitioners in the ECE field with the professional ability to analyse and review developmental delays in atypical children as well as designing learning environments. They will learn how to implement and evaluate individualised early interventions for young children with the assistance of screening assessments under varying ECE settings.

    The Professional Certificate consists of 4 constituent certificate courses listed below. Students will be granted a Certificate Award upon successful completion of the certificate course. To attain a Professional Certificate in Working with Children with Special Educational Needs, students are required to complete all 4 constituent courses.

    (I) Understanding Children with Special Educational Needs and Their Families
    (II) Supporting the Development and Learning of Children aged 3-6 years with Special Educational Needs
    (III) Supporting the Development and Learning of Children aged 0-3 years with Special Educational Needs
    (IV) Screening and Assessment for Early Identification for Children with Special Educational Needs

    Medium of instruction:

    English/Cantonese

    Application deadline:

    13 August 2021 (Fri)

    Tuition fee:

    HK$4,950 per course

    This course and all constituent courses have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under Continuing Education Fund, eligible students can apply for tuition subsidies from the government.

    (I) Understanding Children with Special Educational Needs and Their Families
    (II) Supporting the Development and Learning of Children aged 3-6 years with Special Educational Needs
    (III) Supporting the Development and Learning of Children aged 0-3 years with Special Educational Needs
    (IV) Screening and Assessment for Early Identification for Children with Special Educational Needs
    Class schedule
    Download the application form
    FAQ

Other programmes




  • Overview
    Whenever your child has tantrum, throwing food, and being unreasonable or arguing with you, what will be your immediate responses? Will you blame them instantly? How would you handle it? Will your child deliberately combat with you? In order to allow parents to establish a close parent-child relationship with their children, let us work together to understand children's feelings, respect their needs and set appropriate boundaries. The Parents Book Club helps parents understand their children's physical and mental development so as to allow children always to be heard and to grow up healthily in an environment filled with love.

    The Parents Book Club 3 selects the book No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline without Shame by Janet Lansbury. Participants will read some chapters of the book before the workshop starts, and have discussion on the contents of the book with our tutors during the workshop. The workshop is led by experienced early childhood educators, providing opportunities for and encouraging participants to exchange ideas about parenting, reflect on parenting issues, and understand their children's abilities and potentials.

    Date:

    13, 20 and 27 May, and 10, 17 and 24 June (Thursdays)

    Time:

    10–11 am, 60 minutes/session (six sessions)

    Course fee:

    $420/ six sessions (Participants can pay an additional fee of $130 for ordering book & delivery)

    Medium of instruction:

    Chinese

    Teaching mode:

    Online

    Application deadline:

    30 Apr 2021 (Friday)

    Details


  • Overview
    Studies have shown that infant massage can not only strengthen the non-verbal communication and bonding between infant and parents, but also cultivates a relationship with love, trust and the basis of survival needs between parents and children, as well as easing babies’ transition from one stage to another.

    The touch of skin during the process of massage brings interaction, stimulation, relaxation and pain relief for infants. It strengthens the circulatory system and digestive system, relieves growth pain and muscle tension, and stimulates the growth of premature babies. Infant massage helps parents gain confidence in handling and touching their baby. Infant massage helps mothers who suffer from post-natal depression.

    The course is taught by a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) trained by the International Association of Infant Massage*. In the infant massage course, the instructor will demonstrate massage techniques. Parents will learn how to adjust the techniques according to the needs of each child, including premature babies and babies with special needs.

    * International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) is the first global organisation in the field and was founded by Vimala McClure.

    Date:

    29 May 5, 12, 19, 26 Jun (5 classes) (Saturdays)
    90 minutes per session

    Class:

    Class A
    Course code: SR-002-2021-C-TW
    9:00–10:30 am (for parents and babies of 3–7 months old)

    Class B
    Course code: SR-002-2021-D-TW
    11:00am–12.30 pm (for parents and babies of 8–12 months old)

    Course fee:

    (a) HK$3,000 (for one adult and one child)
    (b) an extra HK$500 per extra adult, a maximum two adults for one child

    Medium of instruction:

    English

    Application deadline:

    18 May 2021 (Tue)

    Remarks:

    1. This is a parenting course, so parents and grandparents are preferred to attend the course with your child with a maximum of two adults only.
    2. Points to note before attending the Infant Massage Course:
    - The best time for infant massage is morning or after a shower.
    - To avoid your child to be too hungry or too full, it is the best to feed your child an hour before the course starts.
    - Organic cold-pressed oil is used: coconut oil, olive oil, or jojoba oil (no minerals and avoid peanut oil as it dries the skin).

    3. Our College provides each family a sterilised yoga mat. Please also bring a large towel/coating for your child.

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