Project Meeting of the Special Task Force for
the Saint Joseph International Nursery
The Diocese of Macao has formed a special task force to support the Saint Joseph International Nursery founded under the Catholic Foundation for Higher Education that is currently in preparation. With Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-Sang as the President and Convenor of the task force, other members include Mr. Stephen Chan Teng Fong, Office Director of the Diocesan Catholic Education Commission; Professor Jenny Lao Phillips, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, University of Saint Joseph; Ms. Lau Shiu Ling, Director of Creche Diocesana Helen Liang – Centro Familiar; and Ms. Nair Cordoso, Director of the Nursery. The task force members had a project meeting at the Nursery for the first time on the afternoon of 3 July 2020, where Ms. Cordoso first introduced to the other members about the facilities and teaching philosophy of the Nursery, afterwards each member provided several directive and practical suggestions concerning the operation, and altogether they also explored the feasibility of collaboration between the Nursery and certain Diocesan Education Institutions.
The Nursery provides early education and child care services to up to 240 children of 1 to 3 years old through its full-day care or temporary care schemes, striving to provide a safe, nuturing and stimulating environment that offers the developmental needs for each child, while delivering a high quality, professional, convenient infant and toddler care, ensuring a play-based, multicultural and hands-on learning approach. The Director Ms. Cordoso offered the members of the task force a walk-through of the facilities, followed by the introduction of the theme-based approach curriculum and padagogy, along with the explanation of the atelier inspired by Reggio Emilia approach (student self-guided exploration originated in the Reggio Emilia region of Italy) to further develop children's fine motor skills, creativity, critical thinking and sensory exploration.
Please refer to the official website of the Saint Joseph International Nursery for further information and admission application arrangements: http://www.cisjmacau.com/en/