Dr. Wanjohi Githinji

Position: Lecturer
Department: Early Childhood Studies
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844 - 00100 Nairobi
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Area of Specialization

  • Language Policy And Practice In Education

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Qualitative Research

  • Project Design And Management


  • 2016- African Urban Youth Languages International Conference; Presented a Paper on Influence of Sheng’ in Education in an International Conference Organized by the Institute of African Studies, Kenyatta University

  • 2014: Institute of African Studies Conference; A paper on Mother Tongue Policy Implementation and Language of Instruction Practices in Lower Primary School Classes; A Case of Nyeri County, Kenya Published in the Journal Centre for Advanced African Societies (CASAS). 

  • 2014: A chapter on Philosophical, Sociological and Historical Foundations of ECDE in the Revision book by Longhorn Publishers Ltd

  • 2013: Published a Book on Vocabulary Spurt in Early Childhood Development, A Case of 18-24 Months Old Rural Children in Kenya, Lambert Academic Publishing 

  • 2009: ECDE Course book titled Language Development in Early Childhood Development, by Longhorn Publishers.

  • 2009: ECDE Course book titled Philosophical, Sociological and Historical Development of Early Childhood Education in Kenya, by Longhorn Publishers.


  • December, 2014: Research on Policy vs Practice in Language in Education in Lower Primary Schools in Kenya; For a Ph.D Thesis Supervised by Dr. Gladwel Wambiri and Dr Racheal Kamau-Kang’ethe.

  • December, 2007: Research on Factors Contributing to Vocabulary Spurt in Kenyan Children Aged 18-24 Months;A Case of Nyeri County. M.Ed. Thesis supervised by Dr. Barbra Koech and Dr. Eunice Nyamasyo

  • May, 2007: Carried out a Needs Analysis for International Research Institute Centre on Effects of Poverty Levels on literacy achievement of vulnerable children in Kenya

  • FEBRUARY, 2008: Written a successful Project Proposal for expansion and equipping of DICECE Literacy Resource Center in Kenya.

  • September, 2009 : Carried out a Baseline Survey sponsored by local NGOs in the area on school preparedness of Children aged below 5 years in the ASAL regions of Nyeri, Kenya

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News and Events


 Conference Dates: 5TH – 6TH OCTOBER, 2017 


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Dissemination of Research Findings 26th May

Dr. Teresa Mwoma of Department of Early Childhood Studies will be presenting her research findings from a study funded by the Vice Chancellor’s research grant 2015/2016. The study was focusing on safety and security in preschools in the informal settlement: A case of Nairobi City County. The study was conducted in Nairobi informal settlements. Findings from the study will be disseminated to stakeholders in early childhood as well as scholars in Kenyatta University on 26th May 2017 at Kenyatta University BSSC room 12 starting at 10.30 am. Preliminary findings from the study were presented in the 4th annual early childhood development and education summit held in Mombasa from 13th to 17th March 2017.

4th Academic Seminar

The School of Education is planning to hold its 4th Academic Seminar on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th May 2017 at the College of Education & Lifelong Learning (Room 109) to provide space for awardees of the School's conference - related grants and time to share knowledge and experiences gained from their attendances locally and abroad.
The Seminar is designed to give opportunity to academic members of staff as well as young experienced researchers to model for our students and set good examples of how to engage in scholarly discourses. Our postgraduate students and their supervisors will have a forum to share their research work-in-progress from which they could get input for potential publications from their research by the time they are graduating.

The Guest Speaker will be Dr. Rhoda Gitonga who will address: Interactivity in Online Teaching & Learning in Higher Education.


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Chairman, Early Childhood Studies

Collaborations & Resources

  • Early Childhood Development Network for Kenya (ECDNeK)

  • Africa Early Childhood Network (AfCEN)

  • Early Childhood Professionals Association Kenya (ECPAK)

Other International Links negotiations are going on.

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