DECE 300: DIPLOMA IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION


This is a one and half year programme. At the end of the course students should achieve the following objectives

  • To equip the learner with knowledge and skills in developing and utilizing ECDE instructional materials and strategies for ECDE programmes.
  • To enable the learner understand the philosophical, sociological, historical and psychological perspectives in ECDE.
  • To enable the learner acquire knowledge and skills in administration and management of ECDE programmes
  • To equip the learner with knowledge, skills and attitudes in the provision of health, nutrition and care for young children
  • To enable the learner understand how children grow and develop from conception to adolescence.
  • To enable the learner to acquire knowledge and skills in research, monitoring and evaluation
  • To equip the learner with knowledge, skills, attitudes and strategies in community capacity building and mobilization
  • To equip the learner with knowledge and skills in all ECDE curriculum areas
  • To equip the learner with skills, knowledge and strategies to handle the emerging issues in ECDE programmes.

UNITS


DECE 301:  Philosophical, Sociological and Historical Foundations of ECDE
DECE 302:   Curriculum Development
DECE 303:   Child Growth and Development 1- [Conception – 3 Yrs]
DECE 304:   General Methods of Teaching Young Children and Material Development
DECE 305:   Child Growth and Development 11- [ 3 – 8 Years]
DECE 306:   Language Activities
DECE 307:   Mathematics Activities
DECE 308:   Science Activities
DECE 309:   Research Monitoring and Evaluation
DECE 310:   Music and Movement Activities
DECE 311:   Creative Activities
DECE 312:   Health, Nutrition and Care
DECE 313:   Children In Need of Special Protection, Research Project
DECE 314:   Teaching Practice
DECE 315:   General Psychology
DECE 316:   Child Rights and Child Protection
DECE 317:  Physical /Psycho-motor Activities
DECE 318:   Community Development
DECE 319:   Social Studies Activities
DECE 320:   Guidance and Counseling
DECE 321:   Child Development 111 – Pre -Adolescence and Adolescence
DECE 322:   Personality Development
DECE 323:   Administration and Management of ECDE Programmes

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


  • 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

FEES STRUCTURE


COURSE CODE COURSE  NAME COST (KSHS)
  FULL TIME SCH. BASED EXAM (KNEC)
DECE Diploma  in ECDE 72,160 59,250 11,680