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

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

Institutions Offering Diploma in Early Childhood Development and Education

  •  MIT Teachers Training College, Machakos  
    Course 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+
    -Or P1 Certificate
    -Long service ECDE teacher with a KNEC proficiency examination Certificate

    Course duration: 1 1/2 years

    Course content
    -Research Monitoring and Evaluation
    -Music and Movement Activities
    -Creative Activities
    -Health, Nutrition and Care
    -Children In Need of Special Protection, Research Project
    -Teaching Practice
    -General Psychology
    -Child Rights and Child Protection
    -Physical /Psycho-motor Activities
    -Community Development
    -Social Studies Activities
    -Guidance and Counseling
    -Child Development 111 – Pre -Adolescence and Adolescence
    -Personality Development
    -Administration and Management of ECDE Programmes
    -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
  •  Century Park College, Machakos  
    i).In-Service:

    Minimum Requirements:
    KCSE C (Plain) and above; OR
    P-1 Certificate; OR
    KCSE D +(Plus) with ECDE Certificate.

    Duration: 5 Sessions.

    ii).Pre-Service:
    Minimum Requirements:
    KCSE C (Plain) and above; OR
    P-1 Certificate; OR
    KCSE D +(Plus) with ECDE Certificate.

    Duration: 3 Terms

    EXAM BODY:
    KNEC

    INTAKE:
    January, April, May, August, September, November
  •  Gretsa University, Thika  
    Duration: 6 semesters

    Minimum entry requirements:
    -KCSE minimum mean Grade of C (Plain) or
    -C- (Minus) with either a certificate in Early Childhood Education from a recognized institution or
    -C- (Minus) with pre-university Upgrading Certificate from a recognized institution or
    -P1 or P2 with a KNEC Proficiency Certificate from KNEC (Kenya National Examinations Council).

    Tuition fees: Ksh 25,000
  •  University of Kabianga, Kericho  
    Primary Education option

    Minimum entry requirements:
    1. Minimum Mean Grade of C (Plain) at KCSE or its equivalent
    OR
    2. P1 certificate
    OR
    3. A Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) certificate in Early Childhood Education or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  •  Memon College, Mombasa  
    Academic Requirements:
    (a) P1 Certificate.
    (b) Minimum of C (Plain) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent
    (c) Grade D+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with pass in Early Childhood Development Education Certificate or DICECE Certificate.
  •  Kajiado Teachers Training College, Kitengela  
    Entry Qualifications:
    1. KCSE C Plain or KCE Div 2 or P1 Teacher Cert.
    2. KCSE D+ or KCE Div 3 plus ECDE Certificate or DICECE Certificate
    3. KCE Div 3 & KACE 1 Principal

    Course Duration:
    4 terms for Regular (Fulltime) or 6 Sessions for School based (in-service)
  •  Halisi Teachers Training College, Nairobi  
    Course entry requirements
    (i) DICECE certificate with at least D+ in KCSE or its equivalent.
    (ii) KNEC certificate in Early Childhood Development (ECDE) with at least D+ in KCSE
    (iii) P1 Certificate
    (iv) KCSE Grade C Plain or its equivalent

    Course duration: 2 year
  •  Joyka College of Professional Studies, Kariobangi  
    Diploma In ECDE (Full Time)
    Exam Body: JCPS/KNEC
    Entry Requirements: C-Plain or P1 Certificate
    Duration: 12 months

    Diploma In ECDE (In-Service)
    Exam Body: JCPS/KNEC
    Entry Requirements: C-Plain or P1 Certificate
    Duration: 6 Sessions or 2 yrs
  •  Kenya Institute Of Development Studies, Nairobi  

    Requirements:

    ECDE:

    -Mean grade of C in KCSE level.

    Duration:1 year.

    ECDE In-Service:

    -Mean grade of C in KCSE level.

    Duration: 2 years.

    Exam body: KNEC
  •  Lukenya University, Athi River  
    Course requirements

    (i) KCSE C or P1 Certificate or

    (ii) ECDE certificate


    Tuition fees

    (i) Sh 16,000 per semester Full Time

    (ii) Sh 14,500 per semester School Based
  •  Zadwa Teachers Training College, Nairobi  
    Course entry requirements
    -Mean grade of C Plain and above .
    -Mean grade of D+ (Plus) and ECDE Certificate.
    -Proficiency test for D (plain) ,D-(minus) and Standard 8 Leavers.

    Course duration: 6 terms
  •  Kenya Christian Industrial Training Institute(KCITI), Nairobi   
    Course entry requirements
    -Certificate in ECDE or KCSE C(plain) or P1

    Exam body: KNEC

    Course duration: 2 years

    Mode of study
    -Full time
    -School-based holiday
  •  Machakos University, Machakos  
    Entry Requirements:

    -KCSE Mean Grade of C (Plain) OR Division III at KCE OR Mean Grade C-(Minus) or an Early Childhood Studies Certificate from a recognized Institution.

  •  University of Eldoret, Eldoret  
    Primary Education

    Minimum entry requirements:
    -Minimum mean grade of C at K.C.S.E or a certificate holder in Education from a recognized institution.
  •  Al-Munawwarah College, Mombasa  
    Entry Requirements:
    • KCSE Grade C (Plain) and Above or
    • ECDE Certificate or
    • PT1 Teachers Certificate or
    • PT1 Teachers Certificate with KNEC Proficiency.




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