Asylum seeker fights Education Bureau's ban on son attending kindergarten

The boy's father says his son cannot legally be denied access to education. Photo: David Wong

The boy's 34-year-old father, who comes from Sri Lanka, says he is a torture victim and that the boy and his Indonesian mother are in the process of seeking refugee status.

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 8:26am

Angry teachers take discipline too far on China's Children's Day

In one of child abuse, a five-year-old boy was nearly smothered with a quilt, while in the other seven kindergarten children had their arms cut with scissors. The offender in both cases was their teacher.

3 Jun 2013 - 7:46am

Ninety per cent of parent support subsidised kindergarten: survey

More than 90 per cent of pre-primary parents support full government subsidisation of kindergarten education, but no consensus has been reached on how this could be achieved, a survey found.

18 Apr 2013 - 9:41pm

'Outsider' heads free kindergarten study

Ip Kin-yuen. Photo: David Wong

A solicitor labelled by critics as an "ignorant outsider" has been appointed to chair a study on free kindergarten education.

Dr Moses Cheng Mo-chi will head the Committee on Free Kindergarten Education and work with 19 members to finish a study in two years.

9 Apr 2013 - 3:56am

Hebei child abuse scandal still being questioned

The Yanjiao Youyou Kindergarten in Sanhe city, Hebei. Photo: SCMP Pictures

A row between parents and a large private kindergarten in Hebei province which last month found itself at the centre of a major child abuse scandal, continues amid new reports of mistreatment.

3 Apr 2013 - 2:42pm

Mainland mums help teach moral education at Hong Kong kindergarten

Mainland mothers share their book-reading skills with children at Tuen Mun. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The idea initially was to help children get in touch with their emotions - joy, anger, sadness and fear. "We want to teach the children how to use words rather than actions to express themselves," principal Hilda Pang Mei-ling said.

3 Mar 2013 - 5:14am

China Digest, January 21, 2013

A former village party secretary in Miyun county has been charged with taking more than 4.65 million yuan (HK$5.74 million) in bribes, the Beijing Times reports.

21 Jan 2013 - 5:32am

Raise English standards in kindergartens

It is important to raise English standards in kindergartens. Photo: Jonathan Wong

I support those who have called for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to pledge in Wednesday's policy address to subsidise the recruitment of native English-speaking teachers for kindergartens.

Introducing such a measure for children whose mother tongues are Chinese or other Asian languages is very important.

13 Jan 2013 - 1:57am 2 comments

Mainland mums keen for children to have happy kindergarten days

Ivy Academy director Ryan Cardwell sings songs for the children at the English-speaking kindergarten in Beijing, but such fun costs parents dearly. Photo: Simon Song

In his second week at one of Beijing's leading public kindergartens, three-year-old Yue Yue was instructed to place both hands on his lap and keep his legs pressed together as he sat on his chair.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:18am

Socialising is a problem for kindergarten pupils, poll says

Three-quarters of parents believe their kindergarten children are struggling to get on with their peers, a survey found, prompting calls for the government to do more to help young children's development.

24 Sep 2012 - 4:07am

Back to school for principals

Certification Course for Kindergarten Principals HKBU-SCE

The Education Bureau's decision to improve the standard of early childhood education has seen a boom in demand for professional training.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Parents should beware of fraudulent tutorial centres that do not help children

As someone who has taught in a kindergarten and tutorial centres here in Hong Kong, I believe it is about time that parents of children attending these places realised that there is a significant number that are committing fraud on a regular basis.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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

Let's get started

As summer approaches, I think back to that summer before my elder daughter started school. I was pregnant and on bedrest, so a summer holiday away from Hong Kong was out of the question. To give my daughter something to do besides building forts out of sofa cushions in our living room, I signed her up for a summer session at a kindergarten that had just opened near our home.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am