Entry Requirements
i.    Minimum of C+ or equivalent OR minimum of C (plain) in KCSE or equivalent,
with P1 and two years relevant experience. OR minimum of C in KCSE or equivalent, with credit 11 in an early childhood diploma from Kenyatta university or an equivalent institution.
ii.    Mean grade of C- at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma at Kenyatta
University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions

Duration and mode of study of the programme
The duration of study for the programme shall extend over a period of not less than 4 academic
The Bachelor’s programme is offered through residential / regular programmes, open learning
and school based.

 The programme will lead to the award of a bachelor of education degree in early childhood


The final written examination will constitute 70% of the total mark while the continuous assessment and assignments will  constitute 30%.The pass mark of each course shall be 50%.

Unit Code and Title

Common Units
UCU 100: Communication Skills
UCU 103: Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking
UCU 104: Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Level 100
ECE 101: General psychology
ECE 102: Child development 1
ECE 103: Child development 11
ECE 104: Social interaction in early childhood development
ECE 105: Health education and practices
ECE 106: Foods and nutrition education
ECE 107: Philosophical and sociological foundations
ECE 108: The pre-school curriculum
ECE 109: Practicum 1

Level 200
ECE 201: General methods
ECE 202: Instructional media
ECE 203: Language for early childhood education
ECE 204: Introduction to art and craft
ECE 205: Music, movement and drama
ECE 206: Science and mathematics for early childhood education ECE 207: Historical development of early childhood education ECE 208: Community education and mobilization
ECE 209: Statistics, test and measurements
ECE 210: Material development for early childhood
ECE 211: Personality development
ECE 212: Practicum 11
ECE 213: Attachment to an early childhood institution/centre

Level 300
ECE 301: Language methods for early childhood education
ECE 302: Art and craft methods
ECE 303: Methods of teaching music
ECE 304: Methods of teaching science and mathematics
ECE 305: Social studies
ECE 306: Indoor and outdoor play activities
ECE 307: Human learning
ECE 308: Research in child and family studies 1
ECE 309: Organization and management of feeding programmes
ECE 310: Administration and supervision of early childhood education
ECE 311: Comparative in early childhood education

Level 400
ECE 401: Rights of children and their welfare
ECE 402: Exceptional children
ECE 403: Screening procedures in children ECE 404: Adolescents and adult psychology ECE 405: Role of family in a changing society
ECE 406: Programme planning implementation and evaluation
ECE 407: Literature in early childhood education
ECE 408: Maternal and child nutrition
ECE 409: Practicum IV
ECE 410: Social psychology
ECE 411: Behaviour disorders in children ECE 412: Mainstreaming of special children ECE 413: Guidance and Counselling
ECE 414: Research in Children and Family studies 11