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CWP007 - Certificate in PDP on Strategies for Promoting Children's Development: Working with Diverse Families
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Certificate in PDP on Strategies for Promoting Children's Development: Working with Diverse Families
Programme Code CWP007
Mode of Study Part-time
Duration 5 full days (Saturdays)
Venue Tseung Kwan O Study Centre
Programme Leader Dr Lam Pui Ching
Programme Enquiries Miss Yim 2948 6790

Programme Aims

This course aims to equip early childhood education practitioners with effective home-school co-operation strategies to enhance the learning and development of children with diverse family backgrounds. Participants will develop a critical understanding of the impact of different family factors on children’s learning from a socio-ecological perspective. Participants will also acquire a thorough understanding and examination of the partnerships between home and school during the early years in Hong Kong. Finally, participants will explore strategies in identifying resources for supporting children’s learning and development through home-school co-operation.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Examine the issues and challenges facing diverse families in a changing society
  2. Understand the impact of the diverse family needs on children’s learning and development
  3. Reconceptualise the role of home-school partnership in supporting children’s learning
  4. Employ effective home-school co-operation strategies at different levels to support children’s learning and development

Programme Structure

The programme consists of one 3-credit-point course with a total of 39 hours.

  1. Theoretical perspectives on home-school co-operation.
  2. Relationship between home-school co-operation and children’s learning and development.
  3. Needs and difficulties of children with diverse family backgrounds (e.g. low-income families, immigrant families, families of children with special needs, families with domestic violence, single-parent families and non-Chinese speaking families).
  4. Impact of the challenges facing diverse families on children's learning and development.
  5. Effective home-school co-operation strategies to facilitate children's learning and development.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is Chinese (Cantonese).

Programme Duration

The 5-full day programme is tentatively offered once a year as follow:

Cohort(s) Period of Study
1 11 February 2023 (Saturday);
18 February 2023 (Saturday);
25 February 2023 (Saturday);
4 March 2023 (Saturday);
11 March 2023 (Saturday)

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:

  1. in-service teachers from all pre-primary settings taking up different levels of leadership posts in schools; and
  2. recommended by school principals/supervisors.


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.

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.

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