The Diploma in Early Childhood Development Education is a two year academic Programme comprising of four (4) semesters. The Programme is designed to address the foundation stage for the holistic development of human being. This stage is critical in the development of a healthy and well balanced adolescent and adult personality. The course also forms a strong base for learners who intend to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood development or other related fields of study.

By the end of the Programme, the learner is expected to:

  • Teach early childhood courses in learning institutions
  • Implement early childhood Programme s
  • Apply knowledge on holistic development.
  • Conceptualize and articulate emerging development issues in early childhood education
  • Pursue further studies related to early childhood development.

The candidate must have obtained a minimum mean grade of C plain at KCSE or equivalent. Admission is open to holders of a certificate in early childhood development and / or other related courses from institutions recognized by Chuka University Senate. Applicants with a PTE certificate may be admitted into the Programme provided they have at least a KCSE mean Grade of C- (minus) or KCE Division III

To qualify for the award of Diploma in Early Childhood Development Education, a candidate must have passed a minimum of 90 Credit Factors (CFs) of courses approved by the senate. The Credit Factors consist of both Early Childhood Development and Education courses and courses from other disciplines. Students must go through field work attachment which will be supervised by members of academic staff. The student will be required to write a report at the end of the exercise.

Full Time  Ksh – 35,000 per Semester

Applications should be on official forms available at Tharaka University College in Gatunga; Non-refundable fee of KES 2,000 for postgraduate courses degree, and diploma programmes and KES 1,000 for certificate courses to be deposited in the following accounts:

Bank Name        Account Name:   Branch       Account Tharaka University


Co-operative      Fees   Collection  

Bank                     Account                 Chuka       0112972400000

Equity Bank        Fees   Collection   Chuka      021 0277753588


KCB Bank           Fees   Collection   Chuka       1240985967


How to Apply?

Reach out admission Office via 0721839583 or 0703684570