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.Sunday, 13 May, 2012, 12:00am
Inspired by a child's tragic wish for two purple birthday cakes, Hong Kong children are joining a global campaign to provide education for the underprivileged.4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Dorothy Lo Yuen-ki is still shy and mumbles a little as she describes her daily routine of nursery school and piano practice.
The four-year-old slouches in her seat, scanning the room while she is quizzed by her coach, Charles Wong Chor-fai.21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
In the first few years of their lives, toddlers will learn to say their first words, take their first steps and make their first friends.
Playgroup teachers play a crucial role in their development. With music and games, they help maximise toddlers' learning capability, introduce them to new experiences and help them build up social skills.12 May 2011 - 12:00am
Lai Hei-tung and Mak Ka-kiu, both 14, could not contain their excitement on seeing a copy of the South China Morning Post dated December 7, 1996, yellowed by age.
'This is us and our classmates, all aged three,' they said, pointing at the picture featuring a group of children in uniforms gathered in the classroom of the Operation Santa Claus Fanling Nursery School.31 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
Raising Babies: Should under 3s go to nursery?
(Harper Thorsons, $128)
This is probably not a book most busy working parents will want to read. Even the author Steve Biddulph, a psychologist and parenting advocate for 30 years, acknowledges in his introduction that it's likely to anger some readers and unsettle others.15 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
I refer to the report headlined, 'Funds plea for special schools' (South China Morning Post, December 14), which concerns parents of children with disabilities.27 Dec 1999 - 12:00am