This book is intended to be study material for students undertaking the Diploma in Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE).It will also be useful for other students undertaking courses in Education. Practicing teachers will also find this book useful. The book gives a good coverage of the contribution of philosophers and educators to the development of ECDE. It also reviews traditional education, current trends in curriculum and factors influencing development process
Margaret Kabiru has a B. Ed (Hons) and M.A in Child Psychology. She worked at the Kenya Institute of Education between 1974 and 1996. She has been involved in the development of early childhood programmes in Kenya, Eastern and Southern Africa Region for over three decades and has a lot of experience in research, training, curriculum and policy development. She has co-authored Child Development and General Psychology and Personality Development and many other books for teachers and trainers and contributed to a number of journals. Currently she is the Director of Mwana Mwende ECDE Training Centre. Anne Njenga has a B. Ed (Hons) an in Educational Psychology. She worked at the Kenya Institute of Education between 1977 and 1997 where she was involved in research, curriculum development and training in ECD. She was a lecturer in Kenyatta University, Department of Early Childhood Education between 1997 and 2000. Currently she is the Training and Research Coordinator, Mwana Mwende ECDE Training Centre and also a consultant in early childhood development (ECD). She has co-authored Child Development and General Psychology and Personality Development.