This course aims to introduce concepts of early childhood development and care for children aged 0-8. The course introduces 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 the importance of play.

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

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

This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 3).

QF Level

Level 3

QR Registration Number


Registration Validity Period

01/10/2019 - 30/09/2022


Key Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

1. Demonstrate a variety of skills in performing a range of child care tasks with practices based on broad knowledge about the importance of fundamental early childhood development theories.

2. Employ a range of responses to well defined, but sometimes unfamiliar problems and demonstrate related skills and attitudes that support individual child growth and learning, with a strong emphasis on positive attachment and respectful and responsive care.

3. Access, organise and evaluate information independently about the role of caregiving practices, draw conclusions on the importance of their implementation and demonstrate these skills and practices while carrying out self-directed activities under guidance.

4. Use a range of intellectual skills to make generalisations in familiar contexts to evaluate the importance of the advocacy role of caregivers in safeguarding the rights of a child.

Class schedule

  • 10 classes in total
  • Date: 9/7, 16/7, 23/7, 30/7, 6/8, 13/8, 20/8, 27/8, 3/9, 10/9  (Saturdays)
  • Class time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Teaching mode


*Teaching mode is subject to change in accordance with the development of epidemic situation and guidelines of CEF.

Class venue

Yew Chung International School (Secondary section) | 3 To Fuk Road, Kowloon Tong)

Mandatory health and safety measures for campus:

*1. Participants are required to complete a health declaration form before entering the campus.

*2. Participants should present vaccination records of at least the two dose of COVID-19 for entering the campus. For those exempted personnel (e.g. those who are unfit for vaccination due to health reasons), who have not received COVID-19 vaccine, they will be required to conduct COVID-19 tests once every seven days. The specimens must be obtained from combined nasal and throat swabs, and not collected through self-testing kits. Results from deep throat saliva tests or rapid antigen tests are not accepted.

*3. Participants are required to complete a Rapid-Antigen Test (RAT) each day before entering the campus.

*4. Participants are required to use the ‘LeaveHomeSafe’ mobile app to scan the QR code and show to the security guard on duty each time entering the campus.

Medium of instruction


Tuition fee

HK$3,000 (A maximum of 80% CEF reimbursement for eligible participants)


Certificate in Child Caregiving (Certificate Award at QF Level 3)

A Certificate Award of completion will be awarded to students who obtained a passing grade and fulfilled the attendance requirement in individual courses. The award is equivalent to a HKQF Level 3 qualification.

Application deadline

24 June 2022 (Friday)

Application procedure

1. Please prepare the following documents:

a) Completed application form (download application form here ), and
b) Cheque or proof of payment for tuition fee (One installment only and to be settled upon submitting the application), and
c) Copies of academic certificates

2. Submit all of the above documents via the following channels:
a) By mail (based on the postmark date):
Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education
2 Tin Wan Hill Road, Tin Wan, Aberdeen
(mark ‘CPD’ on the cover)
b) by email: cpd@yccece.edu.hk

Payment methods

1. Pay by cheque
Payable to Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education Limited

2. Pay by bank transfer (through ATM or online banking)
Bank Name: Hang Seng Bank Limited
Account name: Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education Limited
Bank account number: 024-239-558778-001
Bank address: Shops 9-10, 1/F, Tung Ning Building, 251 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong.

3. Pay by cash or EPS on campus in person

Continuing Education Fund

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund and eligible students can apply for tuition subsidies from the government. Please contact our college for enquiries on eligibility and the application process.

1. Eligibility Criteria

a. Hong Kong residents who have the right of abode or the right to land or to remain in Hong Kong without restriction.
b. Upon successful completion of the CEF reimbursable course and paid-up tuition fees on a monthly instalment basis.
c. Candidates aged between 18 and 70.
d. Applicable to CEF reimbursable courses that bear the CEF logo.

2. Guidance Notes

a. Application form and relevant documentary proof can be provided to applicants who has successfully completed the CEF reimbursable course, applicants should submit all kinds of relevant documents to OCEF.

b. The maximum entitlement for new applicants is HK$20,000. For applicants who have opened CEF accounts before 1 April 2019, they are eligible for claiming the additional HK$10,000 subsidy and the unused balance (if any) of the original subsidy of HK$10,000. The co-payment ratios by learners (i.e. the percentage of fees to be borne by learners) for the first HK$10,000 subsidy is 20% of the course fee* and that for the second HK$10,000 subsidy is 40% of the course fee.

3. Reimbursement Procedures

The application must be submitted within one year upon the successful completion of the course. Late applications will not be accepted. The completed application form [SFO 313 (2020)] with certification by institution / course provider together with copies of supporting documents [Hong Kong Smart Identity Card, documentary proof of course fee paid, documentary proof that the applicant has successfully completed the CEF reimbursable course, documentary proof of passing the specified benchmark test / examination, benchmark test / examination fee receipts (if applicable) and the front page of the applicant’s bank passbook or bank statement showing the name, account number and bank name / bank code] should be submitted to OCEF:
a. Mail to Office of the Continuing Education Fund (Units 07-11, 25/F., CDW Building, 388 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong)
b. Applicants may also place their applications in the drop-in boxes located at 12/F Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices

4. Form & Download

Continuing Education Fund Reimbursement Application Form


The College reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the class schedule(s) / venue(s) etc if circumstances so warrant.

Admission Requirements

Completion of Secondary Education


Attainment of QF Level 2 qualification(s)

Mature applicant of age 21 and above


Mature applicant of age 21 and above who does not meet the requirements stated above is required to attend an interview