Dr. Esther N. Waithaka


Title/Qualifications: Dr (PhD)
Early Childhood Studies
Contact Address:
P.o. Box 395, Ruiru
Area of Specialization: 
Children's play Child Psychology, Family Guidance and Counseling
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  • Phyllis Moraa Magoma, Esther Waithaka & Teresa Mwoma 2018 Family Class and Parents’ Level of Education as Determinants of Pupils’ Readiness to Learn Mathematics in Primary Schools in Kasarani Sub-County, Kenya

  • Fatima Abdulwahab,Nyakwara Begi & Esther Waithaka 2017 Use of Mother Tongue in Teaching Mathematics in Lower Primary School Classes in Yola Metropolis : An Empirical Survey

  • Dr Waithaka 2017 Choice of the Medium of Instruction in Kenyan Pre-Schools: Averting Xenocentrism

  • Richard Arisa & Dr Waithaka 2016 Child Emotional Abuse in Pre –Primary schools in Ekerenyo Zone nyamira County, Kenya

  • Dr Waithaka 2012 Children’s Involvement in informal play and games

  • Dr Esther Waihaka 2011 Children’s Involvement in play and Games in Kiambu West and Kiambu East Districts, Kenya

Conference Presentations

  • Dr. Esther Waithaka Use of Play pedagogy in Kenyan Preschools Kenyatta University October 5th-6th 2007
  • Dr. Esther Waithaka Integration of play in teaching/learning in early childhood centres in kenya Kyambogo university ; Uganda August 1st-4th 2017
  • Dr. Esther Waithaka Challenges on play research in Kenya Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, Vilnius June 14th -17th , 2017
  • Dr. Esther Waithaka Averting Violent Behaviour among Preschool Children Kenyatta University 6th -7th October, 2016
  • Dr. Esther Waithaka Choice of the medium of instruction in Kenyan preschools: Gauging Xenocentrism Kenyatta University, Kenya 8th to 9th October 2015
  • Dr. Esther Waithaka Revitalization of children’s play: Parents’ perceptions and practices in Kiambu County, Kenya Kent State University USA 2nd-to 5th November 2014
  • Dr. Esther Waithaka Play in Kenya The Golda Meir Mount Carmel 17th March 2014
  • Dr. Esther Waithaka Teachers’ perceptions on Children's play, Kenyatta University Nairobi Kenya Nov 4th, 2013
  • Dr. Esther Waithaka Children’s Involvement in Play and Games in Early Childhood Centres in Kiambu County, Kenya Clemson University , South Carolina February 17th to 20th , 2013
  • Dr Esther Waithaka Media coverage on child trauma issues, Nairobi, Kenya Catholic University; Nairobi Kenya July 12th-15th, 2011
  • Dr.Esther Waithaka Children’s Involvement in informal Play in Kenya. Kenyatta University Kenya 21st August 2012



  • Dr G. wambiri, Dr M. Ndani, Esther Waithaka 2017 Empowering Parents for Quality Engagement in Children’s Reading: Developing a Needs Based Training Guide
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  • Dr Esther 2016 Use of play for teaching and Learning in Kenyan Pre schools

  • Dr Esther Waithaka 2016 Bullying and violent behavior in Early Childhood Centers

  • Dr Esther Waithaka 2015 Parents’ and Teachers’ perceptions on use of Mother tongue as a medium of instructions in Early Childhood, in Kiambu County -

  • Dr Esther Waithaka 2015 Children’s Voices on the Quality of Preschool Experiences

  • Dr Esther Waithaka 2015 Parents’ perceptions and practices on use of mother tongue in preschool in Kiambu County,

  • Dr Esther Waithaka 2014 Parents’ Involvement in their children’s play in Kiambu County

  • Dr Esther waithaka 2013 Teachers’ perceptions on Children’s play,in Kiambu County

  • Dr Esther Waithaka 2009 Children’s Involvement in Play and Games in Early Childhood Centres in Kiambu County. Kenyatta University

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