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Schemes of Work

GENERAL OBJECTIVES OF EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND

EDUCATION !N KENYA

Early Childhood Development in Kenya should:

1.    Provide education geared towards deveiopment of the child’s mental capabilities and physical growth;

2.    Enable the child enjoy living and learning through play;

3.    Develop the child’s self-esteem and self-confidence;

4.    Enable the child to develop understanding and appreciation of his/her culture and environment;

5.    Foster the child’s exploration skills, creativity, self-expression and dicovery;

6.    Identify children with special needs and align them with existing services;

7.    Enable the child build good habits and acquire acceptable values and behaviours for effective living as an individual and a member of a group;

8.    Foster the spiritual and moral growth of the child’

9.    Improve the status of the child’s health, care and nutritional needs, and link him/her with health services such as immunization, health check-ups, growth and monitoring:

10.    Enrich the child’s experiences to enable him/her to cope better with primary school life;

11.    Develop the child’s aesthetic and artistic skills.