Teacher Certificate in Early Childhood Development & Education (ECDE) KNEC

About Certificate

The certificate course in ECDE is a one year pre service or two year in service program. The course is organized in 4 school terms (3 terms + teaching practice) or 6 school holiday sessions

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.

The course in essence intends to introduce the teacher trainees to basic approaches & methods in meeting the needs of children, parents and the community. The course has 23 units and teaching practice

Course Structure

  • Foundation, Administration & Management of ECDE in Kenya
  • Introduction to child psychology
  • Child growth & development
  • Health, nutrition & Care
  • Early Childhood development & Education curriculum & Instructional & learning approaches
  • Children with special needs,
  • Guidance & counselling
  • English language
  • Lugha ya Kiswahili
  • Language Activities
  • Mathematics activities
  • Science activities
  • Social environmental activities
  • Music & movement activities
  • Creative activities
  • Physical activities
  • General knowledge
  • Religious education
  • Materials development
  • Introduction to research
  • Community development
  • Child rights & child protection
  • Teaching practice

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements
Trainees enrolling for this course should have

  • A minimum of D+ in KCSE or its equivalent or;
  • A pass in KCPE and MUST have taught for a minimum of 3 years and MUST have passed a proficiency test offered by KNEC

Examination: - KNEC

  • Application fee ksh 500, Student ID Sh 500, Library:   free, Computer Lab use: free,
  • Caution money     Ksh 1000 once
  • Tuition fees Ksh 12,000 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”