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Release of Chinese versions of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scales (ECERS-R/ ECERS-E) adaptation.
(December 13, 2018)
Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association – Hong Kong Chapter (PECERA-HK) is very pleased to organize a public seminar on “The Science of Praising Children” cum PECERA (HK) Annual Meeting 2018 on 22 November, 2018 (Thursday).
(October 22, 2018)
Release of Chinese versions of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scales (ECERS-R/ ECERS-E) adaptation (attachment for download)
(October 16, 2018)
Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association – Hong Kong Chapter (PECERA-HK) and Chor Hang Education Research Institute (CHERI) are very pleased to be joint-organizing a public seminar on “Supporting Multilingualism in the Early Years” by Professor Stephanie Sanders-Smith on 13 June 2018.
(May 28, 2018)
The 19th PECERA Annual Conference will be held on July 6th (Friday) to 8th (Sunday), 2018 in Sarawak, Malaysia. The theme of the Conference is “Start Right, Begin The Journey Right For Every Child”.
(February 12, 2018)
We are deeply saddened to share that the Founder and Honorary President of PECERA International, Dr. Bernard Spodek, passed away last Sunday, Dec 3rd, 2017.
(December 5, 2017)
Yew Chung Community College and Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (Hong Kong) co-organize the Professional Development Series –Working with English Language Learners in Early Childhood Classrooms by Dr Liv Thorstensson Dávila on 29 Nov, 2017
(November 14, 2017)
Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (Hong Kong) 10th Anniversary Conference cum QEF Project Sharing – Seminar on “Towards Quality Early Childhood Education”
(September 25, 2017)
Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (Hong Kong) is looking for a Program Assistant to assist a Quality Education Fund project on early childhood education.
(August 30, 2017)
The Yew Chung Education Foundation and Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association – Hong Kong Chapter (PECERA-HK) are very pleased to be co-organizing a public seminar on “Do You Intervene Immediately or Wait and See in a Conflict Situation among Young Children? – Japanese Teachers’ Professionalism as Recognized by US Teachers” by Professor Fuminori Nakatsubo.
(February 16, 2017)
The Yew Chung Education Foundation and Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association – Hong Kong Chapter (PECERA-HK) are very pleased to be co-organizing a public seminar on “Teachers’ Curricular Enactments in Writing Instruction” by Professor Sarah J. McCarthey.
(January 19, 2017)
Yew Chung Education Foundation and PECERA-HK are co-organizing a public seminar on “Understanding Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities” on Nov 25, 2016. We are happy to have Professor Linda Siegel who is the former Dorothy C. Lam Chair in Special Education and an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education at the University of British Columbia, Canada as our Guest Speaker.
(November 7, 2016)
PECERA Hong Kong is invited to be the Collaborator of the Marden Forum on Early Childhood Special Education Needs 2016 Seminar Series (I) for Educators and Parents of Young Children (Age 3-6) at University of Hong Kong on 17 September 2016.
(September 8, 2016)
PECERA (HK) is invited to be the one of the Supporting Organizations of a Scientific Conference – “Invest In Our Young For A Brighter Tomorrow” cohosted by the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong (BGCA) and the Social Work Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 7-8 October 2016 at CUHK.
(August 23, 2016)
PECERA (Hong Kong) and the Yew Chung Community College co-organized a seminar.  The topic is “Play and Literacy: from research to real life implications”.  The seminar was held on Jun 28 2016. The guest speaker was Dr. Kimberly Bezaire.  She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto.
(July 26, 2016)
PECERA (Hong Kong) and the Yew Chung Education Foundation had successfully co-organized a seminar on “Learning to Listen to Families: Family Engagement in Urban Schools” on Jan 07, 2016 (Thursday).  The guest speaker was Dr. Stephanie C. Sanders-Smith from the University of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
(Jan 07, 2016)
Under the sublicense agreement with PECERA (HK), the simplified Chinese version of the ECERS-R, ECERS-E & ITERS-R is now published by East China Normal University Press (ECNUP).
(October 29, 2015)
PECERA (Hong Kong) and the Yew Chung Education Foundation co-organized a seminar on “Early brain development and the child’s life course: What does this mean for parents and teachers” on Oct 26, 2015 (Monday).  The guest speaker will be Prof. Frank Oberklaid from the University of Melbourne.
(October 26, 2015)
PECERA (HK) and Yew Chung Community College co-organized a seminar on “If We Believe in Children’s Intelligence, It Changes Us!” on June 5, 2015 (Friday). The guest speaker will be Prof. Karyn Callaghan from the Charles Sturt University.
(June 8, 2015)
The 16th PECERA Annual Conference was held from July 24th to 26th, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. The theme of the Conference is “PLAY: Time, Place and Space”.
(May 19, 2015)
PECERA (Hong Kong) and the Yew Chung Community College (YCCC) co-organized a seminar on “If We Believe in Children’s Intelligence, It Changes Us!” on June 5, 2015 (Friday).  The guest speaker was Prof. Karyn Callaghan from the Charles Sturt University.
(Jun 05, 2015)
On January 17, 2015, in response to the request from the Legislative Council Subcommittee to Study the Implementation of Free Kindergarten Education, PECERA (HK) submitted this Blueprint for Developing Quality Early Childhood Education.
(January 7, 2015)
The Launching of the Chinese ECERS-R/ ECERS-E/ ITERS-R cum PECERA (HK) Annual Meeting 2014 was successfully held on Nov 12, 2014 (Wed).  Prof Kathy Sylva, University of Oxford was the keynote speaker.  Over 250 people attended the book launch and over 180 books were sold at the event.
(November 13, 2014)
The Launching of the Chinese ECERS-R/ ECERS-E/ ITERS-R cum PECERA (HK) Annual Meeting 2014 was held on Nov 12, 2014 (Wed).  Prof Kathy Sylva, University of Oxford will be the keynote speaker of the event. (October 15, 2014)
PECERA (HK) seminar on “How to improve Early Childhood Development?” was successfully held on Sep 30, 2014 (Tue). Over 350 participants attended the event. (October 3, 2014)
PECERA (HK) organized a seminar on “How to improve Early Childhood Development?” on Sep 30, 2014 (Tue). We were very happy to have Dr. Patrick Ip from HKU as our Guest Speaker.(August 25, 2014)
The 15th PECERA Annual Conference was successfully held from August 8th to 10th, 2014 in Bali, Indonesia. The theme of the Conference is “Living in Harmony Through Early Childhood Education & Care”.(August 12, 2014)
Prof. Leung Nai Kong, Honorary Advisor of PECERA (HK) was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) by the HK SAR Government in 2014.(July 31, 2014)
PECERA (HK) and the Hong Kong Institute of Education co-organized a seminar on “Play and the Hong Kong Guide to the Pre-Primary Curriculum” on Mar 28, 2014 (Fri). Professor Sue Grieshaber from HKIED was as our Guest Speaker.(March 28, 2014)
Dr Betty Chan, President of PECERA (HK), and Mrs Chu Tang Lai-kuen, Secretary of PECERA (HK) received HKIEd Honorary Fellowship for their distinguished contributions to Early Childhood Education. (March 25, 2014)
PECERA (HK) and the Hong Kong Institute of Education co-organized a seminar on “Play and the Hong Kong Guide to the Pre-Primary Curriculum” on Mar 28, 2014 (Fri).  We were very happy to have Professor Sue Grieshaber from HKIED as our Guest Speaker. (March 3, 2014)
PECERA (HK) and the Faculty of Education, HKU co-organized a seminar on “Supporting Language and Literacy Development in Young Children” on Jan 28, 2014 (Tue).  We were very happy to have Dr. Wu-Ying Hsieh and Dr. Jennifer Chen from HKU as our Guest Speakers. (January 29, 2014)
The 15th PECERA Annual Conference was held from August 8th to 10th, 2014 in Bali, Indonesia.  The theme of the Conference was “Living in Harmony Through Early Childhood Education & Care”. (December 9, 2013)
PECERA (HK) Annual Meeting 2013 cum Seminar was held on Nov 28, 2013 (Thu).  We are very pleased to have Prof. Leung Nai Kong and Prof. Albert Lee as our Keynote Speakers.  There was also a report session of PECERA (HK) work and activities in 2013. (November 29, 2013)
PECERA (HK) Annual Meeting 2013 cum Seminar will be held on Nov 28, 2013 (Thu).  We had Prof. Leung Nai Kong and Prof. Albert Lee as our Keynote Speakers.  There was also be a report session of PECERA (HK) work and activities in 2013. (October 31, 2013)
The EDB and PECERA (HK) co-organized a seminar on “Using Evidence-based Practices to Support Inclusion of Preschoolers with Disabilities” on October 29, 2013 (Tuesday).  Prof. Susan Fowler from the University of Illinois was the guest speaker. (October 30, 2013)
The EDB and PECERA (HK) co-organized the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scales (ECERS) Workshop on October 28, 2013 (Monday).  Prof. Kathy Sylva from the University of Oxford was the guest speaker. (October 30, 2013)
The Education Bureau and PECERA (HK) co-organized the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scales (ECERS) Workshop on October 28, 2013 (Monday).  We had Prof. Kathy Sylva from the University of Oxford as our guest speaker. (October 18, 2013)
The Education Bureau and PECERA (HK) co-organized a seminar on “Using Evidence-based Practices to Support Inclusion of Preschoolers with Disabilities” on October 29, 2013 (Tuesday). It was our pleasure to have Prof. Susan Fowler from the University of Illinois as our guest speaker. (October 2, 2013)
The PECERA 14th Annual Conference in Seoul from 4 - 6 July, 2013 sucessfully concluded. The theme of the conference this year was “Empowering Children’s Empathy via Early Education”, and the keynote speakers were Dr. Nancy Eisenberg, Dr. Judith Schickedanz, and Dr. Yonghee Hong. (July 12, 2013)
PECERA (Hong Kong) and the Yew Chung Community College (YCCC) co-organized a seminar on “High Quality Early Education and Care:  What are the Ingredients?” on June 14, 2013 (Friday).  The guest speaker was Prof. Kathy Sylva from the University of Oxford. (June 17, 2013)
The 14th PECERA Annual Conference was held from July 4 to 6, 2013 in Seoul, Korea.  The theme this year will be “Empowering Children’s Empathy via Early Education”. (April 16, 2013)
PECERA (Hong Kong) and the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Division of the School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University (SCE HKBU) successfully co-organized a seminar on “Children as Citizens in the Community” on April 15, 2013 (Monday) with Dr Benjamin Mardell from Lesley University, USA as the guest speaker. (April 16, 2013)
PECERA (Hong Kong) successfully held the Annual Meeting 2012/13 cum Seminar on November 19, 2012 (Mon).  Prof Linda Siegel gave an insightful presentation on “Early Identification and Intervention to Prevent Reading Problems in Children Learning English as a Second Language”. (November 20, 2012)
PECERA (Hong Kong) successfully held the Annual Meeting 2012/13 cum Seminar on November 19, 2012 (Mon).  The keynote speaker was Prof Linda Siegel from the University of British Columbia. (October 17, 2012)
The PECERA 13th Annual Conference in Singapore from 20 - 22 July, 2012 sucessfully concluded. The theme of the conference this year was “Building a Community of Researchers: Children at the Heart of Research”, and the keynote speaker was Prof Celia Genishi from USA. (July 25, 2012)
The PECERA 13th Annual Conference was held in Singapore from 20 - 22 July, 2012. The theme of the conference this year is “Building a Community of Researchers: Children at the Heart of Research”. You was welcome to visit the Conference website (http://pecera2012.aeces.org/) for latest updates.(June 4, 2012)
PECERA (Hong Kong) organized the Annual Meeting 2011-12 cum Seminar on June 1, 2012. Besides a report session on PECERA (HK) works and activities in 2011, we are very happy to had Dr Anna Hui from the City University of Hong Kong shared with us on “Creativity Development and Arts Education in Young Children”.(June 4, 2012)
PECERA (Hong Kong) organized a seminar on “Building Sustainability into Design Education Curriculum” on Apr 16, 2012 to look into an innovative design curriculum framework which also applies in Early Childhood Education. The guest speaker was Dr. Lam Yan Yan from the Hong Kong Design institute.(Apr 17, 2012)
PECERA (Hong Kong) organized a seminar on “Quality Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Education” on Dec 15, 2011 to look into this topic of worldwide interest and concern. The guest speakers were Dr. Bonnie Yim and Dr. Louise Paatsch from Deakin University in Australia. (Dec 16, 2011)
PECERA (Hong Kong) organized a seminar on “Prevention of Osteoporosis - the Life Course Approach” on Oct 24, 2011. Professor Suzanne Ho from the Chinese University of Hong Kong shared with us about the modifiable factors through the life course that help lower the risks for the development of osteoporosis and related fractures. (Oct 25, 2011)
The PECERA 12th Annual Conference was held from July 30 to August 2, 2011 in Kobe, Japan. The theme was “Evidence Based Practice in Early Childhood Care and Education: promoting professionalism in the field”. (Aug 3, 2011)
The Hong Kong Chapter of Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (PECERA) and the Department of Child Education and Community Services, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education jointly organized the seminar on Arts Education: “Where is the work in dramatic play?” on May 6, 2011. Mrs. Julie Orchard, Arts Education Manager of Windmill Theatre, Australia, shared with the audience her insights on arts education and dramatic play in early childhood education. (May 9, 2011)
Over 200 educators, practitioners and parents attended the 2010/11 Annual Meeting cum Seminar of PECERA (Hong Kong) on February 26, 2011 (Saturday) which brought about deep discussions on important issues in early childhood education.(Jan 21, 2011)
The seminar on "Physical Activity Levels of Young Children during Preschool and Non-Preschool Time" was held on 27 September, 2010 (Monday). Prof. Bik Chow of the Department of Physical Education, Hong Kong Baptist University, talked about the trend of obesity among children and its relationship to health, the physical activity levels of young children in HK and strategies to raise their activity levels. (Sep 28, 2010)
The 11th PECERA Annual Conference was held from July 25-27, 2010 in Hangzhou, China with the theme “Early Childhood Education in a Changing World”. (Jul 28, 2010)
PECERA (Hong Kong) will organized a seminar on "Early Child Development: Myths and Facts" on April 19, 2010 (Mon) to look into the interesting facts about children's brain development. The guest speaker will be Dr. Chun-bong Chow, BBS, JP, Chairman of Hong Kong Early Childhood Development Foundation. (Apr 20, 2010)
Associate Prof. Romina Jamieson-Proctor and Dr. Bonnie Yim from the University of Southern Queensland presented at PECERA(HK)'s seminar on “Mathematics and Music Learning for Young Children” on Feb 5, 2010. (Feb 8, 2010)
The Annual Meeting 2009 of PECERA (HK) was held on November 28, 2009 (Saturday). Dr. David Whitebread, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, delivered an address on Developing Metacognition and Self-regulation in Young Children. PECERA (HK) also shared the papers and the highlights of research studies presented in the 10th PECERA Annual Conference in Manila. (Dec 1, 2009)
The 10th PECERA Annual Conference was held on July 25-27, 2009 in Manila, the Philippines with the theme "Towards Unity amidst Diversity in Early Childhood Education". (Aug 1, 2009)
Dr. Chow Chun-bong gave a very inspiring presentation on the "Magic of Play in Brain Development" at the PECERA (HK) seminar on May 18, 2009. The audience was enlightened on the importance of play to the brain development of children and how children should be encouraged to explore in a safe environment. (May 19, 2009)
Dr. Yan-yan Lam and Mr. Kelvin Tam from the Hong Kong Design Institute shared on the topic “Chinese cultural resources as inspiration for design education: reference for enrichment of early childhood curriculum” at the PECERA (HK) seminar on March 23, 2009. (Mar 24, 2009)
A seminar by Dr. Sharon Russo from the University of South Australia was held on January 12, 2009. She shared with the audience on the topic “Tell me a story: Investigating Children's Prior Knowledge in Science”. (Jan 13, 2009)
The PECERA (Hong Kong) Annual Meeting 2008 was held on November 29, 2008 with about 200 participants of educators and parents in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region. Dr. Thelma Harms, Research Professor Emerita of Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, delivered an address on quality rating and improvement systems for ECE. (Nov 29, 2008)
PECERA (Hong Kong) participated in the17th ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect in September 2008. (Sep 15, 2008)
The 9th Annual Conference of PECERA was successfully held on July 6-9, 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand with the theme “Educating Young Children in Knowledge-based Economy”.(Jul 9, 2008)
Parents' Workshop on "Bridging the gap between home and school: Fostering bilingual competence and confidence" on June 4, 2008. (Jun 4, 2008)
Seminar on Emotional Health for Children was successfully held. (Mar 12, 2008)
PECERA (Hong Kong) reminds members that deadline for call for papers for the Alliance for International Education 2008 Conference is Mar 31, 2008. (Feb 29, 2008)
PECERA (Hong Kong) will organise a seminar on “Building emotional well-being of young children through enhancing their living, playing and studying environments” jointly with Hong Kong Health Education and Promotion Foundation (HEP) on February 29, 2008. (Feb 15, 2008)
The PECERA 8th Annual Conference themed “Re-thinking Early Childhood Education” was organized in Hong Kong from July 4 to 7, 2007. More than 530 participants from 16 different countries/regions attended the conference. (Jul 8, 2007)
PECERA (Hong Kong) will be holding an Annual Meeting (Report Back Session) on December 2, 2006. (Oct 13, 2006)
Hong Kong Delegates Participate in the 2006 PECERA 7th Conference in Seoul (July 26, 2006)

PECERA Sets Up New Subsidiary in Hong Kong (Feb 25, 2006)
   
   
     
 
 
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