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, 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 and Community Development , 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, 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
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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
  • 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.
  • Bumbe Technical Training Institute, Busia
    Minimum entry requirements: KCSE C plain.
    Course duration: 2 years.
    Exam body: KNEC.
  • Keroka College of Accountancy, Kisii
    Course Admission Requirements
    - KCSE mean grade of D (Plain) and above
  • Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology RVIST, Nakuru
    Course Duration: 5 Sessions.
    Intakes: April/August/December
  • Mukiria Technical Training Institute, Meru
    Admission Requirements: KSCE Mean Grade D+ and above.
  • Intellects College, Kitui
    Course Duration: 1.5 years
    Exam Body: KEC
  • Kenya Institute of Management and Technology , Kisii
  • Milele College Nakuru, Nakuru
  • Kanaani Technical College, Machakos
  • Kamagambo Adventist Teachers' Training College, Kisii
  • Edumentor Business College, Ruai
  • African Training Center for Research and Technology, Machakos

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Kirinyaga University College, Kerugoya
    Academic requirements
    - Students must have attained a minimum of a D+ in KCSE or
    - Be in possession of a KCE certificate with division IV
    - 1 year
  • Kenyatta University, Nairobi
    Certificate in early childhood care and education

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