Certificate in Early childhood education

AIRADS COLLEGE news The Best college in Kenya .The Early Childhood Education program (ECDE) is designed to train childcare and basic education tutors.

KICD formed a taskforce to assess the competency based education in Kenya to be included in the new curicculum.Some of the suggested pertinent issues that should be addressed in the envisaged curriculum were drug and substance abuse, HIV and AIDs,religion, use and misuse of ICT, sexuality, environmental conservation, insecurity, gender issues, violence at family, health and nutrition. In addition, respondents proposed a curriculum structure that considers the ages and developmental stages  of the learners at all levels.

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.

Upon completion,students are offered leaving certifictes at AIRADS COLLEGE.

Teaching practice is mandatory for all students.

The ECDE Certificate course in essence intends to introduce the teacher trainees to basic approaches & methods in meeting the needs of children, parents and the community.


  • Child development and psychology
  • Foundations & management of ECDE
  • Child health, nutrition, guidance & counseling
  • Curriculum & Methodology
  • English & Kiswahili
  • Curriculum Activities
  • Teaching Practice

Course Duration

Certificate course in Early Childhood Education (ECDE) OFFERED at AIRADS College takes 1 year for full time classes. It takes 2 years for school based students.It is examined by KNEC.

Mode of Study

  • Regular
  • school based (April,August & December)
  • Weekend classes
  • Distance Learning Classes
  • Online Classes


KCSE D+(plus) and Above or equivalent qualifications by KNEC

Knec proficiency certificate.


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