Implementation of Quality Service Standards in Early Childhood Educational Institutions: A Case of Ntimaru Division, Kuria East District
Boke, Thomas Rungu
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The primary purpose of this study is to establish the level of implementation of Early Childhood Development service Standards in 'Educational Institutions as outlined by the government of Kenya sessional paper No.1 of 2005 on a policy framework on Education, Training and Research at Ntimaru Division of Kuria East district, Migori County. The policy framework-developed service standard guidelines that will ensure that quality services are delivered efficiently and effectively at all times in Early Childhood Development Centers in Kenya. The guideline provides the required standards on establishment, registration, management and supervision of ECD services for effective implementation of ECD programs. This investigation will be carried out with regards to achieving the following objectives: establishing and stating the early childhood Development service Standards as outlined by the policy framework; establishing the state of ECD institution at Ntimaru Division of Kuria East District in Terms of establishment, registration, management, supervision; assessing the effectiveness of the implementation of the ECD programs in those institutions and checking on the performance index of ECD institutions with regards to the levels of implementations. The sample will comprise of 20 Head teachers, 40 ECD teachers, 40 parents and 60 pupils in the sampled schools. The research main instruments of data collection will be use of questionnaire and oral interviews tagged on the established servicesto these institution. Collected data will be Analyzed using descriptive statistics. Findings will be presented in form of cross tabulations and graphs. The findings will guide into making recommendations about the levels of implementation of such service standards in ECD institution within the division. Thus the study is anticipated to have "theoretical and practical significance because it will point out the levels of qualitystandard in the division.