A very warm welcome to The Department of Early Childhood Care Education (ECCE) which became a child of necessity in 2010 after the sixth year of enactment of the UBE Act. The introduction of free compulsory Universal Basic Education in 1999 gave birth officially to the provision of Early Childhood Care and Education plus nine (9) years of uninterrupted formal schooling.
The National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), the regulatory body of Colleges of Education in Nigeria, in order to ascertain the readings of Nigerian society in 2009 conducted a survey of Day-Care Centres and Nursery Schools in Nigeria to gather the much needed baseline information critical to adequate policy planning and resource allocation for Pre-Primary Education.
The findings of the survey compelled the NCCE to incorporate the pressing need of specialist teachers/caregivers and the universal content standard for ECCE programme and Basic Education in Nigeria. Therefore, in 2009, NCCE released the 4th Edition of its Minimum Standards for the Nigeria Colleges of Education and instructed its take off for 2009/2010 academic session.
Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED) being a model College of Education, set up an Ad-hoc committee headed by, Mr. Olaogun, G.O. with some members like Mr. Fowowe, S.S.; Mr. Isaiah Joshua to look at how the Department can take-off. The report of the committee confirmed the readiness of the College to begin running the programme and approval of the Academic Board was sought and finally received. By the end of March 2011, Mr. Olaogun, G.O. was appointed the first Head of Department with seventeen (17) students. He served in that capacity for four (4) years (2011-2014) until April 15th 2014, when a new School, School of Early Childhood and Primary Education (SECPED) was created as mandated by the NCCE. Mr. Olaogun, G.O. was therefore appointed as the first Dean of the new School and Mr. Fowowe, S.S. appointed as the second Head of department and the first H.O.D of ECCE in the new school, School of Early Childhood and Primary Education (SECPED).
ECCE department was established in 2010 A department established to train caregivers and teachers Teachers that will ensure the all round development of the Nigerian child… Caregivers that will meet the learning needs of Children 0-5 years of age and beyond. We facilitate development Of the child on the spheres of health, Nutrition, safety, protection, cognition Psycho-social and physical growth. We train and teach Man and woman to be caregivers and teachers, That are friendly, Highly motivated to interact, Effectively with the child and the parents. We are specialists, technically trained To fulfill the dictates of NCCE and National policies We are trained to build the society And bridge the gap between theory, practice and policy.
To be a leading department in the provision of quality Early Childhood Education programmes for Pre-Service teachers.
To foster a learning department in partnership with parents, scholars, National and global relevant institutions that provide quality, innovative, pedagogical and specialized training programme, towards the professional development of children through pre-service caregivers/teachers.
- Children first in everything we do
- Collaboration with relevant stakeholders that foster professional development of staff and students.
Units in the Department
- Curriculum models/Practicum
- Child Health & Nutrition
- Child development & production and use of Instructional Materials
Members of Staff
|1||Mr. Fowowe, S.S.||NCE (’95), M.A. (’02), M.Ed (’10)||Senior Lecturer|
|2||Dr. Olaogun, G.O. (PhD)||NCE (’84), B.A.(Ed) (’98), PhD(’16)||Chief Lecturer|
|3||Mr. Adebesin S.T.||B.Sc(Ed); M.Ed(’02); M.Ed(’15)||Senior Lecturer|
|4||Mr. Adeleke S.J.||NCE(’94), B.A(Ed)(’98), M.Ed(’02), M.Ed(’14)||Lecturer 1|
|5||Mrs. Oshin O.B.||NCE(’95), B.A. Ed(’99), M.Ed(’11)||Lecturer|
|6||Mr. Ashimolowo S.A.||B.Sc(Ed) (’05), M.Ed (’11)||Lecturer|