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Early Childhood Education

Failure can help students succeed

Despite the name, Paul Tough doesn't look like a Martin Amis character. He's a tall, groomed, optimistic New Yorker - and he thinks he may have discovered the key to our children's success.

Sunday, 17 February, 2013, 3:49pm

Time waits for no parent

For many years I tried to ignore time. I seldom wore a watch, frequently turned up late to events and generally tried to be casual about punctuality and deadlines. I guess it's what people expect from musicians and creative types. That we appear lost in inspiration, working all hours of the night, chasing new insights or sacrificing social niceties to achieve some great work of art.

23 Sep 2012 - 10:08am

Kindergarten fees to rise by 4.3 per cent, Education Bureau announces

More than two-thirds of kindergartens are set to increase their fees by an average of 4.3 per cent from next month, the Education Bureau said yesterday.

But with a rise of almost 6 per cent already imposed over the past academic year, parents - especially those from middle-income groups - say they are digging too deep into their pockets.

28 Aug 2012 - 3:20am

Who said it?

Look uncle, here is a kindergarten

Wenzhou high-speed railway crash 'miracle girl' Yiyi, every time she passes a kindergarten with her uncle. Yiyi's family cannot find a kindergarten that will accept her

Make no mistake, this apartment was designed to kill whoever entered it

Aurora police chief on Batman massacre suspect James Holmes (above)

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Who offers what and where - International preschools



Causeway Bay: 2/F, Marco Polo Mansions, 10 Cleveland Street; 4/F, Capital Commercial Building, 26 Leighton Road

Sheung Wan: 1/F, Wing Hing Commercial Building, 139 Wing Lok Street

Jordan: 7/F, Will Strong Development Building, 59 Parkes Street

Tel: 5188 0671

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Choice is child's play

How do you choose the right kindergarten for your child? For early childhood education expert Dr Doris Cheng Pui-wah, the criteria for a good kindergarten rest on whether or not it lets children play freely.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A class of their own

If parents think the education system in Hong Kong isn't right for their children, they will likely look abroad for alternatives. Rarely would they set out to establish a school to meet their personal criteria, as former executive councillor Bernard Chan and his wife Yeo Peck Leng have done. Then again, the couple have an unconventional approach to child-raising.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

The rest is history

Ren Yipeng has a busy schedule for a five-year-old. 'Yipeng brings back lots of homework from kindergarten, so it is usually around 11 o'clock when he goes to bed,' says his father, Ren Xingzhi.

But since the boy must be up by 7am to get ready for school, Ren says, 'I put on his clothes for him before waking him so he can get a bit more sleep.'

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Tale of how Little Oak grew tall

When Wang Gan returned to Beijing in 1999 with a PhD in anthropology from Yale, she never imagined that she would go on to launch a successful private kindergarten.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

HK's one-child problem

'I still think that having siblings is the best for children, but we decided against it,' said Joyce Ho Mei-yee, the mother of a five-year-old daughter.

Ho is also a full-time manager for the Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres, which provides counselling and support for women.

10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am