International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Factors Influencing Access and Equity in Early Childhood Education: Challenges and Opportunities
Mr. Wilson Agembo

Access and equity in the provision of education at this level have remained a challenge as in the context of poverty eradication. The world conference on Education for all EFA of 1980 laid a lot of emphasis on the significance of early childhood years as the foundation of life for an individual. This paper is based on the theoretical reflections on how early childhood has been implemented in Kenya and the challenges uncounted with regard to access and equity. The paper will review some studies that have been done in the area of childhood education in Kenya. This review seeks to highlight how early childhood has been interpreted and implemented by the ministry of education in Kenya. International protocols and conventions as well as national policies and legislations such as the united Nations convention on human rights, (1948), Jomtein Declaration of Education for all (1990), Dakar Declaration of Education for all (2000), millennium development goals, Children’s act (2001), the New constitution of Kenya and the sustainable development goals all state that every child is entitled to basic rights among which education is Key.

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