Determinants of implementation of quality early childhood education (ECD) programmes in Mombasa county, Kenya
Across the world, education has been, is and will be viewed as the world’s largest investment. In the developed countries like USA and Canada education is given the largest share of the governmental budget. Greatly emphasized on in these countries is the education that is aimed at developing a child and preparing the child for the other chores in the society. In this view, the MDGs emphasized on education for all across the world and the role ECE for both the developed and developing countries.The Kenyan government has adopted the ECD Programme and funding has been ongoing for almost 8 years now and some little achievements have been made though the Programme is still faced by numerous challenges. The purpose of this study was to investigate on the factors influencing the quality implementation of ECD programmes in Kisauni sub-county. The research addressed the research problem by looking at four major objectives, accompanied by some indicators that were be rated in the scale of measurement. The four objectives in the research were:To examine the influence of socio-cultural factors in the implementation of quality ECD programmes in Kisauni Sub-county of Mombasa County, to examine the extent to which financial resources influence the implementation of ECD programmes in Kisauni Sub-county of Mombasa County,to investigate the extent to which administration influences the implementation ECD programmes in Kisauni Sub-county of Mombasa County, and, to examine the extent to which parental factors influence the implementation of ECD programmes in Kisauni Sub-county of Mombasa County. Comprehensive literature review was done to gather information on the factors influencing successful implementation of ECD projects from the previous researchers, followed with structured questionnaire distribution and interview as tools to collect data. Questionnaires enabled the researcher to collect data. Twenty one committee heads of ecd centers were interviewed Random sampling technique and stratified was selected as the appropriate sampling methods giving equal chances to the population. Data was coded and analyzed using the SPSS 20.0. Descriptive statistics was used to present results and outline the trends including data description and tabulation.