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Kindergarten Education


 


 
School year
 
 
2012/13
 
2013/14
 
2014/15
 
2015/16
 
2016/17
 
2017/18
 

No. of Kindergartens                        
  • Local
861
 
869
 
874
 
872
 
876
   881  
  • Non-local
96
 
100
 
104
 
128
 
138
   149  

 


 


 
 

 


 


 

  • Total
957 
 
969
 
978
 
1 000
 
1 014
  1 030  
                         
Student Enrolment(1)                        
  • Nursery
54 829
 
57 824
 
62 369
 
65 323
 
57 355
  59 350  
  • Lower Class
56 483
 
56 699
 
58 738
 
63 315
 
65 769
   58 481  
  • Upper Class
53 452
 
55 320
 
55 290
 
56 760
 
60 908
   63 316  

 


 


 
 

 


 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Total
164 764
 
169 843
 
176 397
 
185 398
 
184 032
  181 147  
                         
No. of Kindergarten Teachers(1)
11 817
 
12 384
 
12 893
 
13 552
 
13 930
  14 155  
                         
Percentage of Trained Teachers in Local Kindergartens(2)                        
  • With C(ECE)(3) or above
84.8%
 
87.6%
 
90.4%
 
91.2%
 
92.7%
  93.9%  
  • Other teacher training (including QKT & QAKT)(3) 
10.9%
 
7.7%
 
5.7%
 
4.8%
 
4.0%
  3.4%  

 


 


 
 

 


 


 

  • Total
95.7%
 
95.3%
 
96.1%
 
96.0%
 
96.8%
  97.3%  
                         
                         
Pupil-Teacher Ratio of Local Kindergartens(4)
9.3:1
 
9.3:1
 
9.1:1
 
9.0:1
 
8.7:1
  8.6:1  
                         
Wastage Rate of Teachers in Local Kindergartens (%)(5)                        
  • With C(ECE)(3) or above
5.9%
 
6.6%
 
7.2%
 
7.4%
 
9.0%
  9.2%  
  • Other teacher training (including QKT & QAKT)(3) 
14.2%
 
13.6%
 
18.4%
 
13.7%
 
18.0%
  26.0%  
  • Untrained
26.9%
 
22.5%
 
31.5%
 
28.0%
 
34.7%
  26.8%  

 


 


 
 

 


 


 

  • Overall
8.3%
 
8.0%
 
9.2%
 
8.6%
 
10.5%
  10.5%  

 

Notes : Figures in this table include kindergartens and kindergarten-cum-child care centres, but do not include special schools. Unless otherwise specified, figures refer to the position as at mid-September of the respective school years.
  (1) Figures include local and non-local kindergartens.
  (2) Percentages may not add up to totals due to rounding.
  (3) C(ECE) – Certificate in Early Childhood Education.
QKT – Qualified Kindergarten Teacher.
QAKT – Qualified Assistant Kindergarten Teacher.
  (4) Figures are calculated in half-day equivalent unit.
  (5) Figures refer to the number of drop-out teachers as a percentage of the total number of teachers in local kindergartens as at mid-September of the preceding school year. "Drop-out teachers" refer to the teachers who were serving in a local kindergarten as at mid-September of the preceding school year but were no longer serving in any kindergarten as at mid-September of the school year concerned.
     
     
Sources : School Education Statistics Section, Education Bureau
Kindergarten Administration Section, Education Bureau

 

Information Items Enquiry Telephone No. Email
Enrolment Statistics 3509 8442 edstat@edb.gov.hk
Teacher Statistics 3509 8440 edstat@edb.gov.hk
     
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