Colleges and Universities Offering Diploma in Early Childhood Education in Kenya

  • Course Name: Diploma in Early Childhood Education(Early Childhood Education)
  • Major Subject: Early Childhood Education
  • Course Category: Diploma Courses

Institutions Offering Diploma in Early Childhood Education

  •  Kenyatta University , Nairobi  
    Admission requirements

    (i) Mean grade of C (Plain) at KCSE or Division III at KCE OR

    (ii) Mean grade of C- (Minus) with either a P1 certificate or an Early Childhood Studies certificate from a recognized Institution.


    Tuition fees

    (i) East Africans Kshs. 52,000/- p.a.

    (ii) Non-East Africans Kshs. 65,000/- p.a.

    (iii) Statutory fees Kshs. 19,900/- p.a.


    Course content

    (i) Overview of Childhood Development ECE 028: Basics of Language in Early Childhood ECE 029: Art, Craft and Material Development

    (ii) Play, Music and Drama in Early Childhood

    (iii) Basics of Science and Mathematics

    (iv) Religious and Social Studies in Early Childhood

    (v) Foundation of Community Education and Mobilization

    (vi) Children with Special Needs

    (vii) Care giving and the Role of Family in Changing Society

    (viii) Introduction to Research Methods

    (ix) Management of programmes for Infants and Young Children

    (x) Foundations of Guidance and Counselling

    (xi) Introduction to General Psychology

    (xii) Overview of Child Development: pre-natal and infancy

    (xiii) Health Education and Practices

    (xiv) Foods and Nutrition for Infants and Young Children

    (xv) Introduction to General Methods in ECE

    (xvi) Foundation of Historical Development of ECE in Kenya
  •  Mwangaza College, Nakuru  
    Programme Overview
    This programme will offer skills in the effective training of children. The course provides training in children development strategies as well as training in languages and mathematics.
    Additionally, graduates are equipped with insights on children’s rights, psychology and administration.
    The course will provide sufficient knowledge and skills for professional growth and will enable those trained to contribute towards the holistic development of children as they prepare to progress to primary school education.

    Expected Learning Outcomes
    • Apply the content standards to the field of Early Childhood Education.
    • Apply the standards to the field of Early Childhood Education.
    • Build family and community relationships to promote positive development and learning.
    • Describe the role of observing, documenting and assessing children’s learning and development to guide instructional practice.
    • Describe the use of developmentally effective approaches to connect with children.
    Career Opportunities
    • Teachers
    • Learning Administrators
    • Trainers and Life coaches
    • Instructional
    • Early Childhood Caregivers
    • Instructional Assistants
    • Caregivers In School

    Programme Duration and Structure
    • Two (2) years

    Entry Requirements
    • An aggregate grade of C-(C Minus) and above in K.C.S.E
  •  Zetech University, Thika  
    Duration: 4 Trimesters

    Minimum entry requirements:
    -An aggregate grade of C-(C Minus) and above in K.C.S.E
    -Minimum grade of D- in either Mathematics /Business Studies/Geography/History/CRE/Computer Studies/Agriculture either with
    -Minimum grade of D- in English or Kiswahili
  •  Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kakamega  
    Duration: 2 years

    Tuition fees: 30,000/= per semester

    Minimum entry requirements:
    - Mean Grade C (Plain) at KCSE Or a Craft Certificate from a recognized institution.
  •  Siaya Institute of Technology., Siaya  
    Course entry requirements
    -A mean grade of C plain in KCSE

    Mode of study: Part time

    Intake: August/ April (School Based)

    Exam body: KNEC

    Course duration: 3 years
  •  Kanaan International College, Kisumu  
    Entry Requirements:
    Mean Grade of C (plain) in KCSE, KACE with 1 Principal or KCE Division 2
    KCSE D+ or KCE Division 3 in addition to Certificate in ECDE
  •  Brighter College, Ongata Rongai  
    Entry Requirement: C
    Exam Body: KNEC
    Duration: 4 terms
    Fees: 18,000 per term
  •  Africana College of Professionals, Thika  
    Exam Body – KNEC

    Duration – 2 Years

    Requirement – Grade C
  •  International Teachers Training College, Nairobi  
    Minimum Requirement: C
    Duration: 3 years
    Fees: 22,500/=
  •  Masinga Technical and Vocational College, Masinga  
  •  Sunrise Teachers Training College, Athi River  
  •  Embu College, Embu  
  •  Bahari Institute of Business and Technology, Mombasa  
  •  Scott Christian University, Machakos  
  •  Kabarak University, Kabarak  




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