Expanded Early Education & Training Centre (EETC)

What is the EETC program?

Founded in 1983, Watchdog’s programme was originally based on Australian Macquarie Program for Developmentally Delayed children and continues to use its Development Skills Inventory as the main assessment tool and foundation for the development of Individual Education Programmes (IEP). As 1 of the 2 centres in Hong Kong providing EETC services for English- speaking families, our programme serve up to 70 children under the age of six with diagnoses including autism, learning difficulties, global developmental delays, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Hyperactivity, etc…

At Watchdog, we provide separate programmes for both Cantonese and English- speaking children and their families.

The objective of EETC is to maximise the developmental functioning of children with special educational needs by supporting and enabling parents/ caregivers to accept, understand, care for and facilitate the development of their children.

Who is this for?

Age: 0 to 6 years old

Children with Special Educational Needs from birth to the age of 6 years old who have not yet started primary school.

Generally, children who are suitable to join our program belong to the following diagnostic categories:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delay
  • Hyperactivity
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Down Syndrome
  • Learning Difficulties

Watchdog is also committed to help those with intellectual handicaps of varying degrees, and behavioural difficulties caused by other problems.

Scope of Service

  1. Developmental Assessment & Individual Education Programme
    • Each child is assessed upon admission, mid- term and at the end of the academic term. The results are used to plan an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) which sets learning goals for the parent and child.
  2. Centre- based Individual or Group training/ therapy
    • The training plan is based on the needs identified from the child’s assessment and collaboration among our multi- disciplinary team members.
  3. Multidisciplinary Approach
    • Our team includes Special Educational Needs Teachers, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Music Therapists and Social workers.
  4. Support & Education to parents/ caregivers
    • Talk/ workshops on child development and parenting skills are provided regularly.
    • Individual consultations and advise are provided by Social Workers and Clinical Psychologist on need basis
    • Teachers and Therapists will recommend various home programme and activities for parents/ caregivers to implement at home with the aim to consolidate skills and generalize them across different settings.
  5. Toy Library
    • Toys/ teaching materials are available for parents to borrow to facilitate their children’s development and home training.
    • Materials are categories into the following areas: language, fine motor, cognitive, children books, parent reference books, pre- reading, numbers, and social & personal development.

EETC Programe

Program Location

Watchdog Early Education Centre (Hong Kong Centre)
G/F, 12 Borrett Road, Central, Hong Kong

Program Fees

The EETC program is partly subvented by the Social Welfare Department, for fees details please click here. Watchdog also have a fee remission program for families who are in need, for more details please click here.

Program Application

Referral can be made by Social Workers of Integrated family Service Centres or Medical social service units through the CRSRehab system in the Social Welfare Department (SWD).

Assessment by Pediatricians/ Psychologist as recognized by the SWD is required.

Program Termination

The service of EETC will only be provided up to:

  • 1st of September after the child has attained the age of 6
  • The date when the child is admitted to primary school
  • When the child no longer has a need for services as assessed by professional team.

Program Enquiry

Contact Persons
Ms. Mayse Lam
Centre In-charge 

Telephone: 2521 7364
Fax: 2522 0734
Email: mayse@watchdog.org.hk
Ms. Ophelia Tsang
Social Worker 
Telephone: 2521 7364
Fax: 2522 0734
Email: opheliatsang@watchdog.org.hk

2023-2024 EETC Calendar

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