Services
“SMILE” On-site Pre-school Integrated Services

Service Introduction

In 2015, the Association has launched a 2-year ‘Pilot Scheme on On-site Pre-school Rehabilitation Services’, funded by the Lotteries Fund of the Social Welfare Department (SWD).

Project Objectives:

  1. Early Intervention:
  • Provision of a one-stop portal with multidisciplinary professional support to children who are waiting for governmental pre-school rehabilitation service.
       2.   Collaboration among Family, School and the Society.
  • Tailor-made training for the school teachers/child care workers to facilitate their knowledge and skills in differentiating and supporting children with special needs.
  • Support for parents/carers to enhance their acceptance and skills in taking care of children with special needs.

Service Provision Period

1/12/2015 to 30/11/2017 (Service extension until 30/9/2018)

Target Service Users

  1. Children attending the participating Kindergartens or Kindergarten-cum-Child Care Centre (KG-cum-CCC), who are on the waiting list for SWD-subvented pre-school rehabilitation services [i.e. Early Education and Training Centre (EETC), Integrated Programme (IP) in KG-cum-CCC, and Special Child Care Centre (SCCC)];
  2. Children receiving services in EETC currently but choosing to withdraw for participating in this project;
  3. Teachers/child care workers and parents/carers of the abovementioned children
If you meet the first or second requirement, you can obtain the service registration form from the school.

Service Charge

Free

Service Application

  • Applicants could send the application forms and the supportive documents to their attending schools or the Association.
  • Application would be proceeded on a first come first served basis.
    *If application is submitted to the Association in person, please contact the Association about the opening hours beforehand.

Scope of Service:

      1.    Service for children with special needs:
  • On-site individual / group training
  • Supported by further training in rehabilitation centres
      2.   Service for teachers/child care workers
  • On-site case consultation and demonstration, workshops/seminars/ forums
      3.    Service for parents/carers:
  • Workshops/seminars/forums

Service Enquiry

Tai Po Headquarter (Wan Chai)
Address:4/F, 3 Lockhart Road, Wanchai
Phone :3709 8810
Email : smileteam@bgca.org.hk
Service Hours: Monday to Saturday 9:30a.m-5:30p.m

HSBC Tin Shui Wai Children Learning and Development Support Centre
Address:Unit 104, 1/F, Tin Ching Amenity and Community Building, Tin Ching Estate, Tin Shui Wai, N.T.
Phone :2445 5899
Email :tsw@bgca.org.hk
Service Hours:Monday to Saturday 10:00a.m-6:00p.m

“SMILE” Tai Po Early Education and Training Center
Address:Tai Wo Neighbourhood Community Center, Tai Wo Estate, Tai Po, N.T.
Phone :2653 8772
Email :smile@bgca.org.hk
Service Hour: Monday to Saturday 9:30a.m-5:30p.m

Agency Website:www.bgca.org.hk

Professional Team

  • Senior Social Worker
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Speech Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Special Child Care Worker

Professional Advisory Board

The team is supported by a professional advisory board. Board members include senior pediatricians, therapists, social workers and other professions in early childhood education.

Notes To Parents:

To avoid overlapping of service provision, must adhere to the following arrangements:
Prior to the submission of the application for the Integrated Service and during the period in which the service is provided, parents have the responsibility to report on their own volition to our operating teams any changes in the waiting list status of their children. However, under the following circumstances, the participating child is required to withdraw from the Pilot Scheme:
  • -The child has decided to accept TSP/the offer of placement of subvented pre-school rehabilitation services under the Central Referral System for Rehabilitation Services – Subsystem for Disabled Pre-schoolers (CRSRehab-PS);
  • -The child has no need for subvented pre-school rehabilitation services after assessment by CAC; (For details, please refer to the "Notes to Parents" issued by the SWD)