Who we are?
The Hong Kong Council of Early Childhood Education and Services (CECES) was founded in 1982 as a charitable NGO under the Hong Kong government Inland Revenue’s Section 88.
Our mission is to provide informal, out-of-school learning with the aim of nurturing children’s many talents through hands on experiential learning. Our education programmes aim to promote harmonious and respectful coexistence amongst people of different cultures, religions and economic backgrounds.
In addition to our regular English language curricula and Healthy Living programmes, our education focus in the coming decade is on environmental sustainability and nature-based learning.
We particularly support children from low-income and disadvantages families so that all children may enjoy our numerous education services under non-stressful and joyful conditions.
CECES was donated 1 million by Aetna Insurance (Bermuda) Limited to start up an ideal child care centre named “CECES Organized Aetna Child Care Centre” in April 2000 aiming to provide a variety experiential learning to children aged 2-6 years old. The opening ceremony was held in December 2000 with the honorary presence of Mrs. Carrie LAM, the Director of Social Welfare Department, and Mr. Cheng Man Kwong, the Executive Director of Aetna Insurance to be the officiating guests. In September 2005, in coordination with the government preschool service policy, the school was rename as “CECES Organized Aetna Nursery School”
Mission & Objectives
The school started operation in 2000 with the mission of “Let children’s virtues sparkle!”. We use inspiring ways and creative approach to nurture students’ positive learning attitude, develop the ability of self learning and problem solving. We also help build up students good living habits, good moral, self-discipline, self-esteem and self-reliance so as to achieve the whole person development.
The Healthy Living Department
The Healthy Living Group of Hong Kong Council of Early Childhood Education and Services (CECES) was founded in 1993. The department endeavors to use a whole child development approach throughout our programmes. Our group focuses its work on promoting health concepts, namely, maintaining a balanced diet and doing physical activities in schools and communities.
The following are the group’s aims:
- To carry out sustainable health education programs and disease prevention activities among the local communities and schools;
- To place emphasis on the healthy habit in daily life especially the concepts of balanced diet, exercise and mental development;
- To proceed on research for the promotion of health in the communities and schools;
- To provide professional advice for local teachers and health professionals;
EXtra Curricular Inspiration Department
EXtra Curricular Inspiration Team (EXCITE) was set up in 2010. Quality teaching is the essence of our success, as we gradually develop a reputation for our CECES extracurricular programs which are welcomed in different schools and communities. The Team aims to provide all-rounded extra-curricular activities and courses to schools. We believe learning in an informal, light-hearted way, under stress-free conditions promotes the best learning for children and adults alike.
We provide a wide range of courses and activities including English and Chinese language proficiency classes, slow-learner enhancement class, science experiment classes, Pre-Secondary Guidance & Mock Interview, enriching and experimenting outdoor learning programs, fun days and parents workshops etc.
In 2010, the Hong Kong Council of Early Childhood Education and Services established its Kindergarten department. We mainly provide foreign English (NETS) and Putonghua (NMT) tutors in kindergartens, as well as general language teacher training, after-school interest classes and other activities. Our aim is to improve the language level at local kindergartens, and for our students to ultimately become biliterate (i.e. master written Chinese and English) and bilingual (i.e. speak fluent English and Mandarin). With 40 years of teaching experience, CECES promises to always provide professional services. From our frontline language tutors, to the responsible director of logistics, we promise to put forth all of our efforts in helping kindergartens solve problems and provide high quality education for their students.
Head Office Address:
Unit D, 9/F, Tong Yuen Factory Building, 505 Castle Peak Road, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon
phone & fax:
Tel: (852) 2788-1666
Fax: (852) 2362-7011
9:00am – 5:30pm (Mon – Fri)
Closed on Sat & Sun and Public Holiday
CECES Organized Aetna Preschool
G/F, Annex Block,
Tin Shing Shopping Centre,
Tin Shing Court, Tin Shui Wai,
phone & fax:
Tel: (852) 2254-2442
Fax: (852) 2254-2234