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Preschool or Kindergarten in Hong Kong (podcast)

This episode is all about Preschool or Kindergarten in Hong Kong. We are discussing the littlest of students – preschoolers – that’s 3 to 5 year olds. While researching about schools in Hong Kong, you may also hear this kindergarten or preschool phase referred to as the Early Years. In this podcast episode, we explore what preschool looks like in our city and what parents should be looking for in a good preschool or kindergarten in Hong Kong, or anywhere in the world!

To find out what makes a great early years experience, we turned to Zoe Heggie. Zoe is an experienced early childhood educator who has worked as a senior preschool teacher and administrator in The UK, Australia, Africa, The Philippines and of course here in Hong Kong. She’s currently the Vice Principal of primary at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong. Zoe’s team has recently redesigned the Canadian International School’s early years’ facilities, updating it with current research insights. You’ll find it interesting to hear what is now considered best practice in preschools, in fact, you might be surprised.

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Useful links for finding out more about Kindergarten in Hong Kong


Learn all about the Canadian International School of Hong Kong here cdnis.edu.hk

Zoe refers to a book “The Importance of Being Little: What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups.” By Erika Christakis.

About this podcast series

Welcome to Schools in Hong Kong, Expat Living’s podcast that introduces expat parents to our city’s international schools. If you are moving to Hong Kong, or living here and starting to look at school options, this is the podcast for you! You can start at the very beginning with our Hong Kong Schools 101 episode.

Our editor has spent years visiting schools and meeting with Principals. She knows there are some fantastic education options available to us in Hong Kong. But, as parents, we know the school choices here can be overwhelming. This is why we put together this podcast, to help parents better understand their options.

Scroll through our feed and you can listen to a range of episodes – from Kindergarten in Hong Kong right through to graduation. We will introduce you to the city’s experts who can help you learn more about schools in Hong Kong. The series covers different curriculum choices, popular international schools, the realities and advantages of learning Chinese, what the local system is like, and a whole lot more.

If you have a question or some feedback to share, we would love to hear from you. You can get in touch with our team by emailing us at editor@expatliving.hk

Listen to Episode 2: The British Curriculum in Hong Kong

Learn more about education options in Hong Kong and moving to Hong Kong in our living in Hong Kong section:

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