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University-School Support Programme


University-School Support Programme (USP) “Starting Strong from Early Years: Learning through Play”
大學 – 學校支援計劃「幼兒成長:從遊戲開始」

The Project

This project is to support the direction of learning through play in accordance with the new “Kindergarten Education Curriculum Guide” (2017), aiming to provide professional support to local kindergartens so as to enhance their play-based learning activities.

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School-based Professional Support Section, Quality Assurance and School-based Support Division, Education Bureau

Early Childhood and Elementary Education Division, School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU-SCE-ECEED)

The duration of the support service is 1 year and 7 months from August 2017 to February 2019. By providing on-site school-based support and organising professional development activities as modes of support, it provides support service to 10 participating local kindergartens and their teachers. It emphasises:

  • to equip frontline pre-primary educators with play-based learning strategies
  • to educate parents about the importance of play
  • to promote to the public play-based learning

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  1. With effect from 25 October 2021, all students and staff entering HKBU Campuses* must have been fully vaccinated 14 days prior or more. For individuals who cannot receive vaccinations on time for medical or other reasons, a negative result for a COVID-19 test carried out by a Government recognized route for testing in the last 14 days is required for entry into the Campuses.
  2. All classes will be delivered face to face in 2021 Autumn Term. However, the School reserves the right to arrange online or mixed mode teaching due to the changing situation of COVID-19.

* including SCE Learning Centres