J. Sharon Kimaiyo, Moses Kapkiai, David Kiprop


The aim of this paper is to investigate how working conditions in early childhood development education centres impact on teacher performance in Kenya. The study employed descriptive survey design. The target population involved 98 ECDE teachers who were selected using simple random sampling, stratified and purposive sampling techniques. The sample size 80 pre-primary teachers from three wards; Kapsoya, Kaptagat and Ainabkoi/Olare divisions. Questionnaires were used to collect data from head teachers and teachers and interview guide for one sub county ECDE officer. Quantitative data collected was coded and entered into SPSS and analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results show that working conditions (r=0.418) had significant (p<0.05) influence on teacher work performance. The study concluded that devolving ECDE has had below average effect on pre-primary teacher work performance in Ainabkoi Sub County, Kenya. The study recommends that, there is need for county government to ensure that working conditions in public ECDE centres are improved for the purpose of improving teacher work performance and quality education. 


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