Diploma in Early Child Hood Development & Education (ECDE) - KNEC

About Diploma

The diploma in early childhood development & education is a two year program. The course is organized in 6 sessions. There are 23 course units and teaching practice. Teaching practice is treated as 8 units. In addition all trainees will be required to undertake an institutional attachment of 100 hours (1 month) and a research project of 105 hours. The final research work will be assessed by Nairobi Institute of Information & communication Technology (Niitech) and the marks forwarded to KNEC.

The teaching practice attachment and research projects will be organized by Nairobi Institute of Information & communication Technology. However, students will be exposed to external assessment during their final teaching practice

Course Structure

  • Philosophical, sociological and historical foundation of ECDE
  • General psychology
  • Curriculum development
  • Child growth and development 1
  • Child rights and child protection
  • General methods of teaching young children and material development
  • Child growth and development 2
  • Language activities
  • Mathematics activities
  • Music and movement activities
  • Science activities
  • Physical and psychomotor activities
  • Research, monitoring and evaluation
  • Child development 3- pre adolescence and adolescence
  • Social studies activities
  • Creative activities
  • Health, nutrition and care
  • Children in need of special protection
  • Guidance and counseling
  • Community development
  • Personality development
  • Training and management of ECDE programs
  • Teaching practice

Entry Requirements

Duration:-18 Months
Entry Requirements:

  • KCSE C Plain or KCE Div 3 or the equivalent or;
  • A DICECE or kindergarten headmistress
  • Association or Montessori certificate at least D+ in KCSE or its equivalent or;
  • P1 Certificate or;
  • Long service ECDE teacher with a KNEC proficiency examination certificate 

Examination: - KNEC

  • Application fee ksh 500, Student ID Sh 500, Library:   free, Computer Lab use: free,
  • Caution money     Ksh 1000 once
  • Tuition fees Ksh 15,000 per term

Use Of Information & Communication Technology In ECDE

As students of Nairobi Institute of Information & communication Technology Teachers/trainees will be taken through a comprehensive training on the practical use of computers, LCD Projectors, Smart Boards, wireless connections, blue tooth Technologies, E-Learning, PowerPoint presentations and access to online teaching materials through internet. Teachers will also be trained in the use of ICT in preparation of Schemes of work and lesson plans. This additional benefit will make our graduates competent to teach even in international schools using international curriculum.
This training is not a requirement for KNEC Diploma or certificate in ECDE. We offer the training to ensure our graduates are techno savvy which gives them an edge in the job market. Nairobi Institute of Information & communication Technology will issue its graduates of Diploma & Certificate in ECDE with a
” Certificate of competence in the application of digital media  In Early childhood Development & Education”