Early childhood education is essential to promote the healthy growth of children and prevent them from developing problematic behaviours in the future. Yet, many people continue to have stereotyped notions regarding the gender of early childhood educators, which have led to discrimination against male kindergarten teachers. Being a student on the Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education and Special Education programme at the Faculty of Education, HKU, I have genuinely realised that early childhood education is indeed a professional field where no gender has an absolute advantage. Moreover, there is definitely a need for male kindergarten teachers as they can not only use their unique attributes to enrich the diversity of education, but also serve as male role models for children to observe and learn from. This may be especially important for children from single-parent or immigrant families.
Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education and Special Education