CAREGIVER’S COMPETENCY IN THE UTILIZATION OF THE INTEGRATED EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (IECD) CURRICULUM

Aisha Kadiri M. and Yahaya Abdulraheed

Department of Early Childhood Care and Education

Federal College of Education. Yola

Abstract

One must recognize that anything worth doing must be done effectively and efficiently, caregiver’s competency in the utilization of ECCE curriculum was the topic designed for this research with the purpose of assessing the level of effective and efficient utilization of the curriculum design for pre-school children. Three research questions were objectively tested; sample respondents for the study were randomly selected among teachers of preschool in Adamawa state. Survey study was conducted using three instrumental methods for data collection. Average weighted response (TAWR) was the statistical technique employed to analyze data. Findings indicated vividly that the process of curriculum design must base its objectives on the teacher’s interest, pupils’ interest, as well as individual cultural orientation peculiarities in harmonization with the national ambition. Findings also indicated there has been improvement on the recognition and awareness of ECCE curriculum which was identified as set back in the implementation process by previous researches. With this, two research questions tested were accepted and one was rejected accordingly. Conclusion and recommendations were also drawn stating implications of the study respectively.

Key words: Competency, Utilization, Curriculum, Early Childhood, Development,Caregivers

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