Children’s Basic Needs and Enrolment in Early Childhood Education: Pre-school Education
Human beings spend a great deal of time working towards provision of their basic needs. Provision of such basic needs is particularly important not only to adults but also to pre-school children. Available literature shows that enrolment of children in pre-school is low. The researcher believes that failure to adequately meet basic needs such as food, shelter and health care leads to children's low enrolment in pre-school and in other levels of education. The study reveals that there is a relationship between parental provision of basic needs and children's enrollment in pre-school. This book was writen after a doctoral research that was conducted on Children's Basic Needs and Enrolment in Early Childhood Education in Miriga Mieru West Division of Imenti North District, Kenya. The author believes that children's basic needs must be met adequately to be able to increase enrolments and retention rates of children in pre-school education and in other levels of education. This book will be useful to Parents, teachers, trainers, policy makers and experts in Early Childhood Education. The book also provides information on how to improve enrollments in education at all levels.