The minimum requirements for a Certificate in Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) in Kenya are:
- A minimum of D+ grade in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or equivalent.
- A minimum of division III in Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE) or equivalent.
- Those with D+ or credits in English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Physical Science have an advantage.
The course duration is usually 2 years and is offered by various institutions, including universities, colleges and teacher training institutes. The course covers a wide range of topics, including child development, pedagogy, play-based learning, and assessment.
Upon completion of the course, graduates are awarded a Certificate in ECDE. This qualification is required for employment as an ECDE teacher in both public and private institutions.
Here are some of the top institutions offering a Certificate in ECDE in Kenya:
- University of Nairobi
- Kenyatta University
- Moi University
- Egerton University
- Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
- Baraton College
- Chuka University
- Mount Kenya University
- Daystar University
- Strathmore University
These institutions offer both full-time and part-time programs, so you can choose the option that best suits your needs.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in ECDE, I would recommend that you start by researching the different institutions that offer the course and comparing their programs. Once you have found a program that you are interested in, you can contact the institution to inquire about admission requirements and deadlines.