Alumni Success Snippets
BEdECE (Part-time) Year 3 student, 2019 HDECE graduate
Full-time Kindergarten Teacher
“I was pleased to be offered a job at a kindergarten when I first came to Hong Kong from Nepal. After working at the kindergarten for a few years, I realised the importance of obtaining the relevant license to become a qualified teacher. YCCECE is the only college specialising in ECE in Hong Kong. Not only does it offer an English immersive environment, it also guarantees us an opportunity to gain all four professional qualifications.”
Ho Man Hin Kiwi
2019 HDECE graduate
“The lecturers not only gave us new insight into Early Childhood Education – as ECE has become a specialised subject in the 21st century – they also guided us to fully understand the concept of ‘Learning through Play’ and how we as kindergarten teachers could make a big impact on child development.”
Saana Batool Iqbal
HDECE Year 1 student, 2019 DECS graduate
“The DECS programme helped us build our ECE foundation through learning basic ECE theories and concepts. During my placement I was truly inspired by the teachers who really live the life of an ECE educator. The experience motivated me to be a great ECE educator in the future.”
Chan Tsz Him Michael
BEdECE Year 3 student(Part-time), 2018 HDECE graduate
“After completing the HDECE programme, I joined the ‘Teachers of Tomorrow’ scheme, which offers an exclusive employment opportunity to work as a full-time teaching staff member at Yew Chung International School. The scheme helped me improve my teaching skills and I also realised the importance of receiving further academic training. Hence, I decided to pursue my Bachelors in ECE at YCCECE while working full-time at the Yew Chung International School.”
Chan Ka Man, Carmen
2020 BEdECE graduate, 2018 HDECE graduate
“To better prepare myself for the all-graduate kindergarten teacher trend and the need to pursue a kindergarten principalship in the future, I decided to continue my study at YCCECE after graduating from the Higher Diploma programme. As a Bachelor degree student, I received an advanced practicum opportunity that lasted for eight weeks. We also got the chance to participate in overseas exchange tours that broadened our horizons and developed our global ECE perspective.”
Fly High and Make Your ECE Dream Come True
Many would have continued to pursue their PhD after completing a Masters degree, but not her. Serena Liu, graduate of YCCECE’s Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education, completed her Master’s in the States and unexpectedly came into contact with and developed an interest in Early Childhood Education. She chose YCCECE to guide her footsteps into the ECE field.
Serena sees YCCECE, founded by YCEF, as a specialised institute in the ECE field that clearly understands the professional requirements of today’s early childhood educator. Being awarded with four professional licenses in ECE under the Education Bureau and Social Welfare Department has granted Serena a valuable opportunity to work with kindergartens. The intimate bonding between Serena and YCCECE’s lecturers has also helped her to establish her future direction for professional development. Serena is now doing her PhD in New Zealand with a focus on researching and refining the methodology of preschool teachers.
Good luck to Serena as she continues to learn and grow as an ECE professional. We have no doubt that she will make us proud in her new career.