Should sex education really begin when children are as young as three? Apparently so, according to the leaders of a Quality Education Fund project promoting lessons about the birds and the bees for kindergarten classes. At today's sharing session, Tai Po Rhenish Church Kindergarten will call on parents and schools to promote sex education from Kindergarten One. Teacher Chan Yun-fong said that it had not been easy convincing parents that three-year-olds needed to know the facts of life. 'Many parents couldn't accept this concept at first,' said Ms Chan, who started the QEF project last year. 'But we have held three sex education workshops for families so far, and now more than 80 per cent back our project.' Ms Chan said that it was easier teaching children about sex than adolescents: 'Young children are more receptive. We start in K1 with naming body parts using cards, pictures and movies. 'In K2 we look at where a baby comes from and in K3 we look at relationships.' Parents are encouraged to use the school's resources at home, a move Ms Chan hopes will break down social taboos. 'Hong Kong parents traditionally don't talk to their children about reproduction, but more and more we realise it is important that young children understand about their bodies.' A talk by Caritas Family Services also seeks to dispel myths and taboos surrounding marital breakdown and like the one on sex education is targeted at both teachers and parents. According to Caritas social worker Vivien Feng Wai-man, children of divorced parents suffer a great deal of prejudice in Hong Kong. Open discussion can reduce discrimination. 'We take a holistic approach, talking to parents, students and teachers,' she said. 'We encourage parents and their children to talk about feelings and how they're coping. Divorce can create emotional turmoil and many parents and teachers do not know how to help these children.' Some teachers made the situation worse by labelling children of divorced parents as trouble-makers, said Ms Feng.