Factors influencing the implementation of quality early childhood development programmes in Kenya’s informal settlements; a case of Kibera slums in Nairobi county, Kenya
Early Childhood Development programmes have been shown to yield benefits in academic achievement, educational progression and attainment, delinquency and crime, and income and labour market success, among other domains. There have been arguments about the quality of implementation of many ECD programmes in low income communities in Kenya. This study has the view that several factors contribute to quality implementation of ECD projects. The purpose of this study therefore is to find out the factors influencing the implementation of quality ECD programmes in Kenya’s informal settlements. The study is guided by four objectives that seek to; determine the extent to which financial resources influence implementation of quality ECD programmes, reassess the extent to which ECD project managers influence implementation of quality ECD programmes, establish the extent to which the political environment influence implementation of quality ECD programmes and determine how participation of parents and guardians influence implementation of quality ECD programmes in the Kenyan informal settlement. The objectives also form the themes in literature review. A descriptive study design was used to carry out this study. The research targeted school committee members, head teachers, and ECD teachers in the schools in Kibera slums. The target population was 451 but a population sample of 92 was used. A pilot study was conducted to check the instruments reliability and validity. Data will be collected using a structured questionnaire which will be administered personally, via e-mails, enumerators and pick them after they had been filled. Data was coded and analyzed using the SPSS. The data was analysed and the variables correlated to check the relationship of data. These findings from this research are an opportunity to understand more about implementation of quakity ECD programmes in informal settlements.