There shall be one level of courses CYC 741, 747, 749, 765, 790AB and the course number shall be prefixed by a three-letter code CYC. The work load of each course shall be evaluated in terms of course units. All students shall register for these courses.Candidates shall be required to register for a minimum of 24 units including all compulsory courses, two face-to-face seminars and a maximum of 32 units. To be considered for the award of the ECE Postgraduate Diploma Degree, candidate must have been credited with a minimum of 24 units in a combination of approved courses and a project approved by the Board of Examiners comprising the key staff and facilitators of the programme.

 

Programmes
CourseCourse TitleCourse DescriptionPeriod/TermUnitsStatus
CYC 541 The Past, Present and Future of Early Childhood Development (ECD). Historical and Contemporary/Theoretical Perspectives in Child and Youth Care. Current status of ECD in Africa. The social, cultural, historical and philosophical forces that have shaped the current status of ECD in Africa. 6 months/1st term 4 Compulsory
CYC 565 Child and Adolescent Development in particular context. A bio-ecocultural model of child development. Biological determinants of child survival, growth and development. The impact of culture, religion, social and economic conditions. 6 months/1st term 4 Compulsory
CYC 547 Effective ECD Leadership and Management Skills. Professional Leadership in Child and Youth Care. Western perspective on the study of leadership over the past 50 years. Definitions of leadership, major research approaches and leadership theories. Theories of leadership in NGO and Majority World settings. 6 months/2nd term 4 Compulsory
CYC 549 Models and Strategies for ECD Programme Development. Programme Design and Development in Child and Youth Care- an Overview. Holistic, Ecological Approach to Programming Models. Early Childhood Programming. Brief history of Programme Responses to children's needs. Specific Early Childhood Programme Approaches.   4 Compulsory
CYC 590A Policy Development and Implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Directed Studies in Child and Youth Care. Country's related Early Childhood Policies 6 months/2nd term 4 Required
CYC 590B Information Technology Skills for Effective ECD Networking and Capacity Development Directed Studies in Child and Youth Care. 6 months/1st term 4 Required
  Seminar 1 Face-to-face contact Review of 1st term course work and assignments. Visitation to ECD facilities and other activities. 2 weeks 4 Compulsory
  Seminar 2 Face-to-face contact Review of 2nd term course work and assignments. Visitation to ECD facilities and other activities. 2 weeks 4 Compulsory