The Consortium for Research on Early Childhood Development and Education (CORE) is established in October 2020. It is an interdisciplinary team with members across the University who are professionally trained in early childhood education, pediatrics, psychology and statistics. Its aim is to conduct research that connects theory to practice, and provide implications for policies. Prior to the establishment of CORE, studies have been conducted in the East-Asia and Pacific region, including Cambodia, Fiji, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, Vanuatu, and in affiliation with other organizations such as UNICEF and the Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC). Research areas encompass child development, early intervention, teaching and learning in the early years, and school readiness. Children age between zero to six who are regularly developed, disadvantaged, from minority background and those with special needs have taken part in the studies. The cross-disciplinary approach allows team members from diverse backgrounds to provide different dimensions to the research, and brings multiple perspectives and policy implications to the studies.
- – “Social-emotional learning through play: Helping children stay connected in times of challenges” Result Announcement Online Symposium
- – HKPS Press Release Statement on how to manage children with COVID at home (14 February 2022)
- – Knowledge Exchange Video Series (Preschool Series)
- – Learning from the responses to COVID-19