The certificate course is expected to capture those individuals who are interested in this area but were not able for one reason or another to get higher academic grades. The graduates of this programme will be expected to work at grass root levels and especially with communities in  ensuring  that  prospective mothers provide quality  care  to  young  children. In  addition, these graduates may be deployed in children homes and in religious and non-governmental organizations dealing with young children.
The minimum duration for the full time residential programme is a period of two semesters and
three sessions for the institutional based mode (August, December, and April).

Entry Requirements
A Mean grade of C- (minus) in KCSE or equivalent or minimum of D+ with one year of relevant experience in Early Childhood programme with at least a D+ in either English or Kiswahili.

The programme will lead to the award of a Certificate in Early Childhood Education.

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%.

Course Structure
The program consists of 12 units (including teaching practice and attachment). In order to qualify for the award of the certificate candidate must pass all the 17 units. The distribution of the units is as follows:

Unit Code and Title
ECE 001: General Psychology and Child Development
ECE 002: Indoor and Outdoor Play Activities
ECE 003: Language Development in ECE
ECE 004: Nutrition, Health Education and Care
ECE 005: Social Studies and CRE ECE 006: Creative Arts and Craft
ECE 007: Introduction to Instruction Methods and Strategies in Early Childhood Education
ECE 008: Science Activities in Early Childhood
ECE 009: Basic Principles of Administration and Supervision of ECE Programs ECE 010: Early Identification and Intervention of Children with Special Needs ECE 011: Teaching Practice (Two Units)