The certificate course in ECDE aims at equipping trainees with knowledge, skills and attitude required in promoting the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, moral and cultural development of the child between 0-8 years

With the provision of the above, it is anticipated that these will help effectively to cater for the needs of all children, to relate to other personnel and to give proper advice to parents. In addition teachers will be able to identify children with special needs and make informed decisions on their needs. 

Course outline

Non modular

  • Foundation, administration & management of ECDE  in Kenya
  • Introduction to child psychology
  • Child growth and development
  • Health, nutrition and care
  • ECDE curriculum
  • Instructional and learning approaches
  • Children with special needs
  • Guidance and counseling
  • English language
  • Lugha ya Kiswahili
  • Language activities
  • Mathematical activities
  • Science activities
  • Social environment activities
  • Music and movement activities
  • Creative activities
  • Physical activities
  • General knowledge
  • Religious education
  • Materials development
  • Introduction to research
  • Community development
  • Child rights and child protection
  • Teaching practice
  • Information communication technology
  • Life skills
  • Communication skills
  • Entrepreneurship


Course Duration: 18 months

Exam Body: KNEC

Grade: D+ and Above