ASSESSMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE EDUCATION PROVIDERS’ ADHERENCE TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE NATIONAL MINIMUM STANDARDS ON EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN OWERRI EDUCATION ZONE

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Page
Approval Page
Certification Page
Dedication
Acknowledgements
Table of Contents
List of Tables
Abstract

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
Background of the Study
Statement of the Problem
Purpose of the Study
Significance of the Study
Scope of the Study
Research Questions
Hypotheses

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF LITERATURE
Conceptual Framework
Concept of Child
Concept of Education
Concept of Early Childhood Care Education
Concept of Minimum Standard
Concept of Assessment
Theoretical Framework
Montessori Education Model
Lev Vygotsky Sociocultural Theory
Review of Empirical Studies
Summary of Literature Review

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHOD
Design of the Study
Area of the Study
Population of the Study
Sample and Sampling Technique
Instrument for Data Collection
Validation of the Instrument
Reliability of the Instrument
Method of Data Collection
Method of Data Analysis

CHAPTER FOUR: RESULTS
Staff Recruitment in ECCE Centres
Supervision of ECCE Centres
Use of Instructional Materials in ECCE Centres
Provision of Environment in ECCE Centres
Protection of Children’s Health in ECCE Centres
Hypothesis 1:
Hypothesis 2:
Hypothesis 3:

CHAPTER FIVE: DISCUSSION OF RESULTS
Discussion of Results
Conclusion
Implications of the Study
Recommendations
Limitations of the Study
Suggestions for Further Studies
Summary of the Study
References


ABSTRACT
The study was designed to find out the extent to which the Early Childhood Care Education providers’ adhere to the national minimum standard on Early Childhood Care Education in Owerri Education Zone. The study adopted a descriptive survey design approach in which five research questions were posed and three null hypotheses tested. The population of the study comprised of 541 subjects (96 ECCE providers and 445 caregivers) in the nine Local Government Areas in Owerri Education Zone. A structured questionnaire titled “Early Childhood Care Education Providers Adherence to the National Minimum Standard Questionnaire (ECCEPANMSQ)” was developed by the re searcher to guide the study. 51 items were trail-tested on a sample of 16 Caregivers and 4 ECCE providers in 4 ECCE Centres in Okigwe education zone. The data obtained were computed using Crobach Alpha method. This gave an overall score of 0.71. The five research questions were analyzed using mean and Standard Deviation, while the t-test statistics was used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. An overview of the overall results showed that ECCE providers to a little extent recruit staff in compliance with the national minimum standard on ECCE, ECCE centres were to a little extent supervised in compliance with the national minimum standard on ECCE, ECCE providers to a little extent adhere to the use of instructional materials in compliance with the national minimum standard on ECCE, ECCE providers to a little extent adhere to the provision of environment that promotes quality learning outcomes in compliance with the national minimum standard on ECCE and ECCE providers to a little extent adhere to the protection of children’s health in compliance with the national minimum standard on ECCE. Based on the findings of the study, the researcher recommends among others that; National and State desk officers should embark on regular visitation to ensure that ECC centres are established in compliance with the national minimum standard as prescribed by NERDC. Judging from the findings of the study, limitations of the study were identified and suggestions for further studies were made.


CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
Background of the Study
People and nations are what they are because of the nature and types of education they have been exposed to. Education is a process of developing knowledge ability in learners in such a way that they use it to improve their society. Following the Nigerian National Policy on Education (NPE), the Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN) (2004), defined education as that process that helps to develop the whole being, physically, mentally, morally, politically, socially, economically and technologically to enable individuals function in any environment in which they may find themselves. Education is a process of developing knowledge ability in learners towards the formation and modification of their behaviours for the benefit of the society. Consequently, most countries of the world have provided various educational programmes for their citizens because education is conceived as the greatest legacy that any nation can confer to its child.

A child is a young human being between birth and puberty. According to Opera (2012), a child is a person known as a minor from birth to the legal age of maturity, for who parents and caregivers, foster parents, public or private homes, institutional or agency is responsible. He or she is somebody under a legally specified age who are considered not to be legally responsible for his or her.....

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