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

Introduction

The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong (BGCA) has been subsidised by the Social Welfare Department (SWD) through the Lotteries Fund for a three-year “Pilot Scheme on On-site Preschool Rehabilitation Services (OPRS)" since 2015. Starting from the second phase of regularisation of OPRS subsidized by SWD in October 2019, BGCA is now operating 4.75 service teams providing OPRS, named "Smile” On-site Pre-school Integrated Services.

Service Objectives

  1. Early Intervention:
  • To provide one-stop, multifarious and on-site services with “early intervention” for pre-school children who are eligible for the service.
       2.   Home-School-Community Collaboration:
  • To render tailor-made support services to school teachers /child care workers so as to assist them in identifying and working with children having special needs.
  • To render multifarious support services to parents/ carers on fostering positive attitude and developing effective skills in raising their children with special needs.

Target Service Users

  • Children with mild disabilities aged below 6 attending the participating kindergartens or KG-cum-CCCs;
  • Children on the waiting list of Social Welfare Department (SWD)’s central referral system are given priority. If there is vacancy, NGOs may exercise flexibility to provide services for children who are waiting for assessment by Child Assessment Centres, provided that the number of these children will not exceed 10% of the team’s service capacity;
  • Teachers/ child care workers and parents/ carers of the above-captioned children.

Scope of Service

For children with special needs

  • on-site individual/ group training; and
  • centre-based training

For teachers/ child care workers

  • on-site professional consultation, talks/ workshops /seminars and demonstration; and
  • telephone consultation.

For parents/ carers

  • talks/ workshops /seminars on knowledge and skills in raising children with special needs.

Service Fee

Free of charge

Application Procedure

After the child being assessed by paediatricians, clinical psychologists/ educational psychologists or other qualified professionals as recognized by SWD, then referrals can be made by social workers of integrated family service centres, medical social services units or other designated casework service units to the Central Referral System for Rehabilitation Services of the SWD.

Enquiries

“SMILE” On-site Pre-school Integrated Services (Team 1)
Address:4/F, 3 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel:3709 8810     Fax:3709 8811
Email:smileteam@bgca.org.hk
Opening hours:Monday to Saturday 9:30a.m-5:30p.m (except public holidays)

“SMILE” On-site Pre-school Integrated Services (Team 2)
1. “SMILE”Tai Po Early Education and Training Centre
     Address:4/F, Tai Wo Neighborhood Community Centre, Tai Wo Estate, N.T.
     Tel:2653 8772    Fax:2630 8538
     Email:smile@bgca.org.hk
     Opening hours:Monday to Saturday 9:30a.m-5:30p.m (except public holidays)

2. HSBC Tin Shui Wai Children Learning and Support Centre
    Address:Unit 104, 1/F, Tin Ching Amenity and Community Building, Tin Ching Estate, Tin Shiu Wai, N.T.
    Tel:2445 5899    Fax:2445 5829
    Email:tsw@bgca.org.hk
    Opening hours:Monday to Saturday 10:00a.m-6:00p.m (except public holidays)

“SMILE” On-site Pre-school Integrated Services (Team 3)
Address:4/F, Tai Wo Neighborhood Community Centre, Tai Wo Estate, N.T.
Tel:2653 8772    Fax:2630 8538
Email:smileteam3@bgca.org.hk
Opening hours:Monday to Saturday 9:30a.m-5:30p.m (except public holidays)

“SMILE” On-site Pre-school Integrated Services (Team 4)
Address:4/F, 3 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel:3709 8810     Fax:3709 8811
Email:smileteam4@bgca.org.hk
Opening hours:Monday to Saturday 9:30a.m-5:30p.m (except public holidays)

Multi-disciplinary Professional Team

  • Clinical/ Educational Psychologist
  • Experienced registered social worker
  • Speech Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Special Child Care Worker
  • Professional Consultation Team
Last updated on: 30/9/2019