Zippy's Friends at School and at Home Program in Kindergarten in Hong Kong

    Project: Research project

    Project Details


    With sponsorship from the Hong Kong Bank Foundation, this project provides Zippy's Friends teachers training for teachers and parents workshops for enhancing children's socio-emotional health (2011-2014). From 2015 to present, we had continued to provide Zippy's Friends teachers' training for B.Ed (hons) part-time students using Government's Matching Grant. The Centre for Child and Family Science is providing Zippy's Friends teachers' training for teachers in the community. A total of 688 schools (538 kindergartens and 150 primary schools) had been participated in this project, we had trained more than 2000 teachers to run the Zippy's Friends Programme. Over 92,000 children had been benefit from the project. The effectiveness of Zippy's Friends Programme on children's ability to cope with stress during the transition to schools had been reported in international peer reviewedjournal: Wong, M. (2016). A longitudinal study of children's voices in regard to stress and coping during the transition to school, Early Child Development and Care, 186(6),927-946, DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2015.1068769

    Funding Source: HK Private Fund - Charities/Foundations^^
    Effective start/end date01/09/1131/12/14


    • socio-emotional health, young children, parenting, teacher education


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