As our society evolves, our understanding of how children learn has changed. We also know that some children learn very differently so it is vital to provide differentiated education to help them learn effectively. We are an organisation with strong convictions and ambitious goals:
- We believe all children can develop their strengths to flourish.
- We believe every child deserves the fair opportunity and right to learn alongside their peers.
- We strive to be accessible to families in need in the Hong Kong community.
- We treasure partnership with families.
- We are a non-profit organisation that focuses on maximising the benefits to our community.
A Hong Kong where all children have equal rights to education irrespective of their race, language, cultural or socioeconomic background.
- In our teaching we value evidence based techniques, the latest teaching practices and tailored early intervention for every child.
- In our professional team we value the breadth of experience of our qualified professionals, their resourcefulness and adaptability.
- In our leadership we value professionalism, accountability, governance and a strong vision for the future.
To provide quality learning experiences for the individual child and empowering their families.
Dr. Yvonne Becher
Dr. Yvonne Becher brings an extensive background as an experienced and distinguished child psychologist to her current roles at the CDC.
Jackie is a certified accountant with extensive experience in managing finance, administration and operations in both commercial and non-profit making organisations.
Dr. Evita Kam
Dr. Evita Kam has extensive teaching experience in the special education sector. She maintains strong links to academia and supervises the CDC frontline team to maximise children’s developmental potential as well as promote the importance of parenting in Hong Kong.
With extensive experience in the early childhood education sector, Phyllis strives for growth and success of the CDC in contributing to the SEN community in Hong Kong.
Noticing the increasing needs of children, Ceci is motivated to focus on providing play-based learning approaches to support as many children as possible at the CDC.
As a Special Educational Needs Teacher at the CDC, Christine is passionate about encouraging learning through fun activities. She also believes that teachers should seek the most appropriate ways to facilitate learning for each individual child.
With her study in Early Childhood Education and background in operations and administrations, Henny is driven to apply her knowledge and skills in a structured yet playful approach to enhance children’s learning experiences and empower families and caregivers.
Born and educated in the Philippines, Marry is a Special Needs Educator at the CDC.
Integrating elements of play in her teaching approach helps Alice understand children’s additional needs more deeply, thus helping her better plan personalised teaching strategies for each of them.
With her hands-on experience from mainstream nursery and special school settings, Christine has an understanding of the imminent needs of local families and families from diverse backgrounds.
Sarah is determined to bring a joyful learning experience to her students and discover the strength in every child.
Fiona is passionate about providing a caring learning environment to children in need.
Having extensive knowledge and experience in the field of Occupational Therapy, Gundeep is highly motivated to support children with additional needs and contribute his profession to the local SEN community.
Isaac finds himself to be most energised and motivated when working with children and witnessing their growth and improvement.
Having a strong interest in Education and Speech Pathology, Ada is committed to providing quality teaching and therapy to children with speech and language challenges.
Detail-minded Athena strives for dynamic approaches to promote children’s development and well-being.
Jenessa aims to make therapy a place where children and families feel comfortable, safe, and have their voices heard.
Windy is dedicated to applying her profession in social work to children with additional needs and their families in Hong Kong.
With her training in Hong Kong and the U.K., Michelle is passionate about providing professional and comprehensive support to children in order to help them recognise and develop their strengths, as well as achieve their full potential.
Naina approaches every child keeping in mind the biopsychological aspect of well-being and believes in understanding the child holistically.
Vanessa enjoys sharing her experience in working with children with additional needs in both individual and group settings.
Cameron is passionate about working with young children and their families and has a special interest in premature babies as well as fostered/adopted children and their families.
Sara practises a comprehensive range of therapeutic services using evidence-based practices and prioritises engagement through an ongoing evaluation of the child’s interests.