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Circle of care for disadvantaged children

Published on Mar 18, 2014 2:23 PM

Having pre-school teachers work hand-in-hand with educational therapists and social workers results in big gains for children from disadvantaged homes.

In the Circle of Care programme piloted by welfare organisation Care Corner and philanthropic group Lien Foundation, educational therapists and social workers were teamed up with pre-school teachers at two child care centres.

All 159 children at the two centres at Leng Kee and Admiralty run by Care Corner received a high quality pre-school education which included music and movement classes, field trips and literacy and numeracy programmes.

Children who faced various problems from learning needs to health and financial needs were identified early by the social workers and they and their families were given appropriate help, often at the centre itself.

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