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

  • Course Name: Certificate in Early Childhood Development and Education(ECDE)
  • Major Subject: ECDE
  • Course Category: Certificate
  • Average Study Duration: 1 year

Colleges Offering Certificate in Early Childhood Development and Education(ECDE)

  • MIT Teachers Training College MIT Teachers Training College, Machakos  
    Minimum entry requirements
    - KCSE mean grade of D+ (Plus).
    - KCSE D or D- (But will sit for a KNEC proficiency certificate Before taking certificate exams)

    Course study duration: 1 year.

    Course structure/outline
    Units covered.
    - Foundation and Management of ECD in Kenya
    - Introduction to Child Psychology, Child Growth and Development
    - Health Nutrition and Care
    - Early Childhood Development and Education, Curriculum and Instructional & Learning Approaches
    - Children with Special needs and Child Rights and protection
    - Guidance and Counseling
    - English Language, Lugha ya Kiswahili and Language activities
    - Mathematics Activities
    - Science activities and Social Environment Activities
    - Music and Movement activities
    - Creative Art Activities and Physical Activities
    - General Knowledge, Religious Education and Materials Development
    - Introduction to Research and Community Development
    - Teaching practice
  • Kenya Institute of Social Work Kenya Institute of Social Work, Nairobi  
    Course outline/units:
    Semester one
    - Communication skills
    - English language
    - Information communication technology
    - Foundations and management of ecd in Kenya.
    - Introduction to child psychology/child growth and development.
    - Health nutrition and care/ guidance and counseling.
    - ECDE curriculum/ instructional and learning approaches.

    Semester two
    - Children with special needs/ child rights & protection
    - Basic mathematics
    - Mathematics and language activities
    - Music, movement and creative activities
    - Science and social environment activities
    - Lugha ya kiswahili
    - Physical activities
    - General knowledge, religious education and materials development
    - Introduction to research and community development.
    - Teaching practice
    Entry Requirements: Minimum qualifications are KCSE D+ or a pass in KCPE and 3 years teaching experience.
  • Joyka College Joyka College, Kariobangi  
    Course Content
    - Planning / Administration, Management of Early Childhood programmes and service.
    - Child Development
    - Health Nutrition & Child Care
    - Pre-school Learning areas Methodology
    - General knowledge
    - Learning Materials Knowledge
    - English and Kiswahili
    - Early Childhood Teaching Methods Integrated Thematic

    Minimum course entry requirements
    - KCSE D+ MEAN Grade or KCE Div IV
    - P2 teacher Certificate
    - A KCPE certificate and must have passed a proficiency test administered by the KNEC
    - Must have undertaken either four(4) full term of pre-service training or six (6) in service training session to fulfilling the requirements for teaching practice
  • Nyambene ECDE College Nyambene ECDE College, Maua  
    1.K.C.S.E mean Grade of D+ and above
    2.Proeficiency in ECDE

    7011: Child growth and Development,Children with special needs,Child Rights and Child Protection, Introduction to Child Psychology
    7012: Foundation,Administration and Management Of ECDE in Kenya, General Knowledge, Introduction to Research, Community Development
    7013: Healthcare and Nutrition,Guidance and Counselling
    7014: ECDE Curriculum, Instructional and learning approaches,Material Development
    7015: English Language, Kiswahili
    7016: All ECDE Activity areas
    I.T: Information Technology
  • East Africa College of Commerce and Development Studies East Africa College of Commerce and Development Studies, Nairobi  
    Course Units:
    1. Module I
    -Child Development And Psychology (7011)
    -Foundations And Management Of ECDE (7012)
    -Child Health, Nutrition, Guidance And Counselling (7013)
    -Curriculum And Methodology (7014)
    -English And Kiswahili (7015)
    -Curriculum Activities (7016)
    -Teaching Practice (7017)

    2. Module II
    -Paper I-8011: English Grammar, Comprehension, Composition (8011/1),And Basic Arithmetic (8011/2)
    -Paper II -8012: General Studies-Consisting of Issues In Geography, History, Civics, Emerging Issues, Family, Child –Care And Environmental Issues
  • Memon College Memon College, Mombasa  
    Admission Entry Requirements:
    1. Minimum of D+ (Plus) in KCSE or its equivalent.
    2. Grade D and below in KCSE with pass in proficiency test offered KNEC.
    3. A Pass in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and must have taught for a minimum of 3 years and must have passed a proficiency test offered by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC).
  • Chesta Teachers Training College Chesta Teachers Training College, West Pokot  
    Course Entry Requirements:
    A Minimum Score of C- (minus), D+ in KCSE
    KCE Div iv
    P2 Certificate
    Proficiency Certificate
    Applicants should bring to the college original documents (KCSE certificate/result slip, national identity card, school leaving certificate and birth certificate on reporting for registration.
  • St. Lawrence Egoji Teachers College St. Lawrence Egoji Teachers College, Egoji  
    Duration: 6 holiday sessions

    1. Boarders KShs.12,400.00 per holiday session
    2. Commuters KShs.10,400.00 per holiday session

    Minimum Entry requirement:
    -C- or D+ at K.C.S.E.
    -KNEC proficiency certificate for certificate in ECDE
  • Tharaka University College Tharaka University College, Tharak Nithi  
    Entry requirements
    •KCSE D+
    •Certificate from recognized institutions
    •Additional entry requirements may be specified under
    each Certificate course

    Duration:18 months

    Fee per term:7500 to 60,000 each
    depending on length
  • Brighter College Brighter College, Ongata Rongai  
    1. In Service- 6 Sessions
    2. Full Time- 4 Terms

    Minimum entry requirements:
    - KCSE C Plain

    Tuition fees:
    1. In Service- KES 5,000 per holiday session
    2. Full Time- KES 15,000 per term
  • International Teaching and Training Center International Teaching and Training Center, Kitengela  
    Entry Requirements
    - Minimu KCSE grade D+ and above
    - KCSE D plain and above students will have to pass a proficiency Certificate (course) before being allowed to continue with the certificate course.

    Intakes: January, May and September.
  • Century Park College Century Park College, Machakos  
    Exam Body: KNEC

    1. In-service- 5 sessions
    2. Pre-service- 3 terms

    Minimum Entry requirement:
    - KCSE D +(Plus) and above.
    - KCSE certificate with a pass in proficiency course
  • Embu College Embu College, Embu  
    Minimum admission requirements: KCSE grade D+ KCSE grade D plain for proficiency Level.
    Course duration: 2 years.
    Fees per term: Ksh. 17,500 (full time) and Ksh. 11,500 (school based).
    Examination Body: KNEC.
  • East Africa Institute of Certified Studies East Africa Institute of Certified Studies, Nairobi  
    Course requirements
    A mean grade of D+ and above at KCSE

    Fees per term

    Number of terms

    Course duration
    18 months

    Examination body
  • Highlands State College Highlands State College, Nairobi  
    Exam Body: KNEC

    Mode of Study: School Based / Full Time

    Fees per Term:
    1. School Based-6000
    2. Full Time-8000

    Minimum Entry qualification: K.C.S.E D+ or P2 Certificate
  • Moi Teachers College - Baringo Moi Teachers College - Baringo, Kabarnet  
    Exam Body: KNEC

    Duration: 2 years

    Minimum Entry qualification:
    -KCSE D+, or
    -Div. IV or
    -P2 teacher training certificate or
    -Proficiency Test (KNEC)
  • Eldoret Technical Training Institute Eldoret Technical Training Institute, Eldoret  
    Diploma C
    Duration 2 Yrs
    Certificate D
    Duration 1 Yrs
    Proficiency D and below
    Duration 6 Months
    Fees 10000 @ term

  • Kibwezi Teachers Training College Kibwezi Teachers Training College, Kibwezi  
    Entry requirements:
    -KCSE grade D+
    -D(plain) , D- and E with a proficiency Certificate or
    -P2 Teacher c (plain)

    Duration :1 ½ Years

    Exam body: KNEC
  • Beam International Training Centre Nairobi Beam International Training Centre Nairobi, Nairobi  
    Adission requireemts
    A mean grade of D and above at KCSE

    Tuition fees

    Total fees

    Course duration
    12 months
  • A.C.K. Bishop Hannington Institute of Theology and Development Studies A.C.K. Bishop Hannington Institute of Theology and Development Studies, Mombasa  
    Duration: 1 years

    Minimum entry requirement:
    -KCSE mean grade D+ plus and above OR
    -KCSE mean grade D plain and below with a pass in proficiency
  •  Deans ECD College , Nairobi  
    1. Part Time - two years in-service
    2. Full Time - One Year

    Minimum Entry requirement: Minimum D+ in KCSE or Division 3 in KCE and above
  • Kivuli College Kivuli College, Wangige  
    Exam Body: KNEC.
    Minimum Entry Requirements: KCSE D+ (Plus).
    Course Duration: 2 years for part time students and 4 terms for full time students.
  • Keiway Mining and Technology College Main Campus Keiway Mining and Technology College Main Campus, Kilifi  
    Course Duration: 18 Months (6 Terms)
    Exam Body: KNEC (3 Modules)
    Minimum Entry Grade: C- (Minus) or Equivalent
    Tuition: Ksh 12,000 per Term
  • East Africa Institute of Homecare Management East Africa Institute of Homecare Management, Nairobi  
    Minimum entry requirement:
    KCDE D+ or KCSE C-

    Duration: Two(2) Years

    Tuition fees:
    12,000 per term
  • Kinoo Vocational Training Centre Kinoo Vocational Training Centre, Nairobi  
    Admission requirements:
    1. 2 passport photos
    2. 1 copy of I.D or Birth Certificate
    3. Copy of previous academic slips
  • Kenya Institute of Development Studies Kenya Institute of Development Studies, Nairobi  
    Duration: 1 year
    Fee per module : Ksh 24200
    Fee per subject: Ksh 2200
    Exam body: KNEC
    Entry requirements: KCSE D+
  • Berea Christian College For Integrated Studies Berea Christian College For Integrated Studies, Nakuru  
    Minimum entry Grade: KCSE D+

    Mode of study: 3 terms

    Course duration: 1 year

    Examination body: KNEC
  • Kisumu Institute of Community Development Training Kisumu Institute of Community Development Training, Kisumu  
    Exam Body: KNEC

    Minimum Entry Requirements:
    -KCSE mean grade D Plus or
    -KNEC Certificate in ECD Proficiency
  • Riccatti Business College Riccatti Business College, Nairobi  
    Exam Body: KNEC.
    Entry Requirements: Mean Grade D+ Plus in K.C.S.E or KCE Division III.
    Course duration: 4 semesters.
  • Milestone Institute of Professional Studies Milestone Institute of Professional Studies, Thika  
    Exam body: (KNEC)

    Requirements: (D PLAIN & ABOVE)

    Duration: 1 year

    Fee per term: 15,000

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Universities Offering Certificate in Early Childhood Development and Education(ECDE)

  • University of Nairobi, Kikuyu Campus University of Nairobi, Kikuyu Campus, Kikuyu  
    Entry requirements
    - To qualify for this
    program, one must have scored
    a minimum of C- in KCSE or
    division III in KCE qualification or
    any other relevant qualifications
    preferably KACE.

    Total tuition fees

    Course duration
    - Six months
  • The Management University of Africa The Management University of Africa, Nairobi  
    Admission requirements
    A mean grade of D at KCSE or KCE Division II or its equivalent.

    Tuition fees
    Ksh.25,000 per semester

    Semester dates
    (i) January-April
    (ii) May - August
    (iii)September - December
  • Mount Kenya University School of Education Mount Kenya University School of Education, Thika  
    Academic requirements
    - Those applying for this program are required to have attained a minimum of a C- in KCSE or
    - Any other qualification accepted by university senate
    - 1 year
  • The Presbyterian University of East Africa The Presbyterian University of East Africa, Kikuyu  
    Entry requirements:-

    KCSE mean grade D+ (plus) or equivalent qualifications

    Duration:-1 year
  • Kenyatta University Kenyatta University, Nairobi  
    Certificate in early childhood care and education
  • The East African University The East African University, Kajiado  
  • Lukenya University Lukenya University, Athi River  

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