Colleges and Universities Offering Diploma in Early Childhood Development and Education(Early Childhood Development) in Kenya

  • Course Name: Diploma in Early Childhood Development and Education(Early Childhood Development)
  • Major Subject: Early Childhood Development
  • Course Category: Diploma
  • Average Study Duration: 2 Years

Colleges Offering Diploma in Early Childhood Development and Education(Early Childhood Development)

  • Kenya Institute of Social Work and Community Development , Nairobi
    Course Outline:
    Semester one
    - English language
    - Communication skills
    - Information communication technology
    - Philosophical, sociological and historical foundations of ecde
    - Curriculum development
    - Child growth and development 1 (conception -3 years).
    - Methods of teaching young children and material development
    - Child growth and development 11 (3-8 years)
    - Language activities
    Mathematics activities

    Semester two
    - Social research methods.
    - Science activities
    - Research, monitoring and evaluation
    - Music and movement activities
    - Creative activities
    - Health, nutrition and care
    - Children in need of special protection
    - Teaching practice / attachment
    - General psychology
    - Project (total supervisory unit)

    Semester three
    - Child rights and child protection
    - Physical / psychomotor activities
    - Community development
    - Social studies activities
    - Guidance and counseling
    - Children development 111 – pre adolescence and adolescence
    - Personality development
    - Administration and management of ecde programmes

    Course Entry/Admission Requirements
    - Minimum qualifications are KCSE C plain or KCE Divison II or the equivalent
    - A DICESE or Kindergarten Headmistress Association or Montessori Certificate with at least D+ or P1 certificate
    - Long service ECD teacher with a KNEC proficiency examination Certificate
  • MIT Teachers Training College, Machakos
    Entry Requirements
    - Minimum qualifications are KCSE C plain or KCE Div. 2 or the equivalent
    - A DICESE or Kindergarten Headmistress Association or Montessori Certificate with at least D+
    - P1 certificate
    - Long service ECD teacher with a KNEC proficiency examination Certificate

    Course Structure.
    The following units are covered under this course
    - Philosophical, Sociological and Historical Foundations of ECDE
    - Curriculum Development
    - Child Growth and Development 1- [Conception - 3 Yrs]
    - General Methods of Teaching Young Children and Material Development
    - Child Growth and Development 11- [ 3 - 8 Years]
    - Language Activities
    - Mathematics Activities
    - Science Activities
    - Research Monitoring and Evaluation
    - Music and Movement Activities
    - Creative Activities
    - Health, Nutrition and Care
    - Children In Need of Special Protection, Research Project
    - General Psychology
    - Child Rights and Child Protection
    - Physical /Psychomotor Activities
    - Community Development
    - Social Studies Activities
    - Guidance and Counseling
    - Child Development 111 - Pre -Adolescence and Adolescence
    - Personality Development
    - Administration and Management of ECDE Programmes

    Course Duration: 1.5 years.
  • Joyka College, Kariobangi
    Course Content
    - Early Child Hood Development aspectEducation Psychology
    - Management / Administration of Early Childhood programmes and service
    - Development of Early Childhood Education
    - Pre-school curriculum development and implementation :- (modern approach )
    - Community mobilization
    - Research projects in (ECD)
    - Guidance & counseling in early childhood

    Minimum admission requirements
    - KCSE Grade C plain or KCE Division 2
    - Primary teacher education—P1 Teacher Training Certificate
    - At least D+ in KCSE examination or KCE Division 3 and in addition have a KNEC ECDE Certificate or Ministry of Education DICECE Certificate
    - KCE Division 3 and KACE (A Level) certificate with a minimum of 1 principal
  • Kisauni Youth Polytechnic, Mombasa
    Entry Requirements:
    - KCSE mean grade of C (plain)or Certificate in ECD.
    - A DICESE or Kindergarten Headmistress Association or Montessori Certificate with and at least D+
    - P1 certificate
    - Long service ECD teacher with a KNEC proficiency examination certificate
    Course Duration: 2 Years in service 1 year 3 months full time
    Examination Body: KNEC
  • Memon College, Mombasa
    Admission Entry Requirements:
    1. P1 Certificate.
    2. Minimum of C (Plain) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent.
    3. Grade D+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with pass in Early Childhood Development Education Certificate or DICECE Certificate.
  • Narok University College, Narok
    Course requirements

    One is required to have scored a C in KCSE.
    Those having a certificate in early childhood development will be considered too.

    Course duration

    Three years
  • Kivuli College, Wangige
    Exam Body: KNEC.
    Minimum Entry Requirements: KCSE C (Plain).
    Course Duration: 4 terms for full time students and 2 years for part time students.
  • Riccatti Business College, Nairobi
    Minimum course entry requirements: Mean Grade C Plain in K.C.S.E or KCE Division II.
    Course duration: 6 semesters/2 years.
    Exam body: KNEC.
  • Africana College of Professionals, Thika
    Examination Body: KNEC.
    Minimum entry requirements: KCSE C (Plain).
    Course duration: 2 years.
    Fees payable per semester: Ksh. 10,500.
  • International Teaching and Training Center, Kitengela
    Admission Requirements
    - KCSE C plain and above Or;
    - Holders of P1 Certificate.
    Intakes: January and May.
  • Mukiria Technical Training Institute, Meru
    Entry Requirements: KSCE Mean Grade C and above.
    Course Duration: 6 holidays.
    Exam Body: KNEC.
  • Jodan College of Technology Thika Main Campus, Thika
    Duration: 1 year
    Fees payable per term: Ksh. 15,000
    Requires KCSE C- to qualify for admission.
  • Brighter College, Ongata Rongai
    Fulltime (one year)
    In-service (6 holiday sessions)
    Part-time (evenings and weekends)
  • Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology RVIST, Nakuru
    Course duration: 8 terms.
    Intakes: April/August/December.
  • Kenya Institute of Management and Technology , Kisii
    MINIMUM ENTRY:C-
    DURATION:18MONTH
  • Serein Education Centre, Nakuru
  • Valley Business School, Nairobi
  • Eldoret National Polytechnic, Eldoret
  • Eldoret Aviation Training Institute, Eldoret
  • Tendo Valley Teachers College, Maua

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