Early childhood is the foundation stage for the development of human beings. Learning and developmental activities that take place during this stage have a significant lifelong effect on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual development of children. This stage, therefore, is important in the development of a healthy and well-balanced adolescent and adult personality.
The design and implementation of the Diploma in Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) is a response to the need to have appropriately trained Educators in Early Childhood in Kenya.
Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE) diploma programme covers all aspects of child development and education to ensure that students can effectively meet the needs of growing children and develop a healthy and supportive learning environment.
Teaching can be a challenging profession, but there are numerous benefits to this career. Whether you feel a calling to impact the lives of students, or are drawn to the profession for the ability to make a difference in the education system at large, this field will allow you to make a significant contribution and positive impact on the community you live in.
There is also a high degree of mobility in this sector and teachers can go on to become administrators, guidance counsellors, or social workers. If this sounds like the right choice for you, this Certificate in Early Childhood Development and Education will prepare you with the right skills, mind-set, and knowledge you need to thrive in this field.
The ECDE diploma programme moulds the students into competent teachers of young children and equips them with the skills and knowledge in understanding the psychology of young children and their development.
Specifically, the programme will seek to attain the following objectives:
A person seeking to be registered as a student for the ECDE diploma programme, examined by KNEC, must show evidence of being a holder of one of the following qualifications: