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Message from the Supervisor

“The child is father of the man” lively illustrates the importance of pre-primary education. It is this traditional Chinese saying that makes many parents seriously worry about preparing their newborns for formal education to be received from the age of six. Thus, choosing a suitable kindergarten for pre-primary education has imposed pressure on parents. In order to secure a good starting point and enter a desired primary school, both parents and their children toil tirelessly from the 3-year spoon-fed schooling at kindergarten, drilling for bi-literacy and tri-lingualism to various interest classes ranging from music and dancing to language and mathematics.

As most educators agree, a successful early childhood education should allow children to learn through play and enjoy social interaction, promote healthy physical and mental development, and encourage creative thinking so that children will have the passion for learning which lays a solid foundation for lifelong education and whole person development.

Hong Kong Baptist University Kindergarten (HKBUK) was established by the School of Continuing Education of Hong Kong Baptist University in 2000 as the first university-affiliated kindergarten in Hong Kong. With the expertise and experience of the School’s professional early childhood educators, HKBUK promotes the education philosophy which aims at offering high quality early childhood education for children in Hong Kong, cultivating children’s creativity, as well as instilling positive learning attitude and spirit of inquiry in our children. Through a stimulating, caring, joyous and comfortable learning environment, children can experience the joy of learning and apply such experiences to everyday life, build up their self-confidence and foster self-assurance. With the belief that parents are crucial learning partners of their children, HKBUK emphasizes parental participation so as to form an interactive partnership among parents, teachers and the school.

We dearly treasure the trust which parents have bestowed on us and pledge to work together with parents to provide the best for the whole person development of our children.

Dean, School of Continuing Education
Hong Kong Baptist University