|Certificate in PDP on Catering for Diverse Needs of Young Children|
|Mode of Study||Part-time|
|Duration||5 full days (Saturdays)|
|Venue||North Point Study Centre|
|Programme Leader||Dr Choi Ka Man Carmen|
|Programme Enquiries||Miss Yim 2948 6790|
On completion of this programme, participants will be able to :
- Identify the effects of biological, psychological, sociological, and cultural factors on individual differences and characteristics of young children with diverse needs, including children with special needs or at risk of developmental delay.
- Apply necessary knowledge and skills in providing a fair and supportive learning environment to all young children with diverse needs.
- Design and implement appropriate curriculum in order to accommodate the needs of all young children in a diverse pre-primary classroom.
- Adopt a wide range of learning and teaching strategies for young children with diverse needs
- Employ varied and appropriate assessment techniques to evaluate and monitor the progress of young children with diverse needs.
- Collaborate with colleagues, parents, and other professionals (e.g., psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, and social workers) and utilise the resources of various services in the community to meet the diverse needs of young children.
The programme consists of one 3-credit-point course with a total of 39 hours.
The course aims at empowering early childhood practitioners to become effective, efficient and creative personnel for inclusive education in early childhood settings. It :
- Provides participants with contemporary knowledge and skills to cater for the diverse learning needs of young children.
- Identify the effects of various factors on individual differences and characteristics of young children with diverse needs.
- Design and implement appropriate curriculum in order to accommodate the needs of all young children and to provide a fair and supportive environment in diverse preschool settings.
- Adopt a wide range of learning and teaching strategies and employ varied and appropriate assessment techniques to evaluate and monitor the progress of young children with diverse needs.
- Collaborate with colleagues, parents, and other professionals, and
- Utilise the resources of various services in the community to meet the diverse needs of young children.
Medium of Instruction
The medium of instruction is mainly Chinese (Cantonese) and will be supplemented by English where appropriate.
|Cohort(s)||Period of Study|
|1||17 February 2024 (Saturday);
24 February 2024 (Saturday);
2 March 2024 (Saturday);
9 March 2024 (Saturday);
23 March 2024 (Saturday)
To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:
- in-service teachers from pre-primary settings; and
- recommended by school principals.
To be awarded a Certificate of Completion, participants must obtain a pass in all assessment tasks required and successfully fulfill the attendance and/or assessment requirements as stipulated by the programme.
This Government-funded programme is recognised by the Education Bureau (EDB) in relation to “Catering for Students with Developmental Needs”. For details, please refer to EDB Circular No. 8/2018.
Participants who complete our PDPs are eligible to apply for credit transfer if they enroll in our postgraduate programmes. Their applications will be considered on an individual basis.
Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in this website is correct. Changes to any aspects of the programmes may be made from time to time due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and the University reserves the right to make amendments to any information contained in this website without prior notice. The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from any use or misuse of or reliance on any information contained in this website. Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the course and the manner in which the course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements and curriculum changes.