The scaling-up of early childhood development provision in Kenya

Since independence in 1963,  Kenya has markedly expanded services for young children. Kenya is now recognised as a leader in ECD in sub- Saharan Africa, known for its large-scale national ECD programme that caters for a wide cross-section of children from different socio-economic, cultural and religious backgrounds. This article discusses four factors that were key in the process of scaling-up ECD provision nationally and identifies challenges that remain in ensuring quality at scale.

Lynette Okengo, ECD consultant based in Kenya