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Our Story, Vision, and Mission

Our Story

Our Story

Learning Habitat began modestly in 2000 with one campus and just 4 students. We’ve since grown to six campuses across Hong Kong providing high quality bilingual education to over 2500 students every year. Our seventh campus is slated to open in August 2020. Our balanced curriculum, passionate teachers and strong parent network have enabled our students to learn happily while achieving outstanding placements in competitive primary schools. These powerful partnerships are what allow us to continually exceed our community’s expectations.

Looking ahead, we aim to evolve our growing campus network into an early childhood ecosystem that fosters thriving children and families. One important aspect will be the introduction of appropriate educational technology that helps us to refine and share our best teaching practices. Beyond improved language fluency in Chinese and English, the result will be a more impactful learning experience for children that incorporates 21st century skills such as self awareness and relationship building.

Vision and Mission

While we’re thankful for the past 20 years of growth, we continue to dream big. We're excited to share our vision for the future.

Vision

To be a caring community where parents and staff thrive as our students do, making us the premier human development organisation in Hong Kong.

Mission

To provide 21st century early childhood education to students through innovative education practices, supported by long-lasting and positive relationships with teachers and parents.

Strategy

To support the comprehensive development of our students, teachers and families, we’re forming an early childhood education ecosystem that innovates regularly with best practices. This means we will:

    • Live and breathe a growth-mindset throughout all levels of our SchoolLive and breathe a growth-mindset throughout all levels of our School
    • Create a feedback loop for refining our curriculum based on 21st century needs and identifying & nurturing ECE teaching best practiceCreate a feedback loop for refining our curriculum based on 21st century needs and identifying & nurturing ECE teaching best practice
    • Grow our teachers with attractive professional development and opportunities for innovative teachingGrow our teachers with attractive professional development and opportunities for innovative teaching
    • Connect parents, professionals and researchers to practical support and learning, both in-person and onlineConnect parents, professionals and researchers to practical support and learning, both in-person and online
    • Improve learning outcomes by combining data, technology, and the latest scientific research with consistent anecdotal evidence of learningImprove learning outcomes by combining data, technology, and the latest scientific research with consistent anecdotal evidence of learning
    • Serve our students and families better through holistic early childhood services and skill-based offeringsServe our students and families better through holistic early childhood services and skill-based offerings

    Philosophy

    Child-Centered
    Child-Centered

    “…embraces child-centered curriculum and activities….”
    “…encourages self-directed learning…”
    “…ensures children’s safety and well-being…”

    Children’s life experiences form the centre of our interactive thematic lessons. Learning is augmented by a child-initiated activities in which practical skills are pursued. This special combination of academic and hands-on learning lets children build on their life experience as they develop cognitive and interpersonal skills.

    Bilingual Immersion
    Bilingual Immersion

    “…co-led by an English teacher and a Chinese teacher in each class…”
    “…integrated English and Chinese curriculum…”
    “…balanced immersion in both English and Chinese…”

    For children, the pre-school years are the golden period to acquire language skills. Our students are immersed in an integrated bilingual environment where they can acquire language abilities naturally. As a result, they learn to switch from one language to another effortlessly.

    Parents are our Partners
    Parents are our Partners

    “…caring teachers keep close contact with parents…”
    “…Parent-School Group organizes school events and activities…”
    “…take-home learning package cultivates parent-child relationship at home…"

    We believe that close cooperation between the school and families during children’s education will bring out the best effects on their learning and overall development, helping them realize their potential.