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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) degree (B.Ed. (ECE)) trains teachers who will teach children between the age of 3 -8 years. It is designed as a three year course at KCA University. Early childhood studies focuses on the care and education of children in this age group in partnership with families and communities.


Early Childhood Education is emerging as a growing field in the region and worldwide. Research shows that in order for ECE to have the desired impact on children’s development, communities and societies, the services must meet a minimum standard of quality.


The goal of B.Ed. (ECE) at KCA University is to produce graduates who competently and confidently serve the nation of Kenya in early childhood development education. The graduates should be able to offer high quality, integrated and market-driven teaching, research and extension services. They should also be capable of enhancing the learning and development of young children, the quality of basic education and thus social and economic development of society. The B.Ed. (ECE) graduates will take on appropriate professional positions in early childhood upon graduation for employment and development to enhance individual well being and growth in leadership or pursue research in the field.

Minimum admission requirements:

​Candidates shall only be admitted if they hold a:


  • Minimum of C Plus (C+) in KCSE.

  • Minimum of C plain in KCSE with P1 and 2 years relevant experience.

  • Minimum of C plain and a credit in an Early Childhood diploma from a university or a recognized institution.

  • KACE with at least 2 Principal Passes and 1 Subsidiary.

  • KACE with at least 1 Principal Pass and 2 Subsidiaries.

  • KCE with at least Division 2 and P1 Teaching Certificate or above. In addition, a candidate must have teaching experience of 3 years.


Full Time: Eight  Trimesters - 3 Years

Evening: Eight Trimesters - 3 Years

Weekend: Eight Trimesters - 3 Years

School Based: Eight holiday sessions

Distance Learning: Eight Trimesters - 3 Years



Program Start Dates:

Full Time: January, May & September

School Based: April, August & December