Judy Chepkurui Kerich, Dr. Hellen Sang, Dr. Andrew Kipkosgei
Effective hygiene education for children is not just teaching facts about health risks and bad hygiene practices. The purpose of the study was to examine the teaching methods used by teachers to facilitate hygiene Practices in Early Childhood Education centers in Londiani Sub-County. The study used active learning instructional theory. This theory states that effective implementation of the curriculum depends on personal hygiene, good health, primary health care, educational environment and food hygiene. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design to investigate hygiene practices. The study was conducted in Londiani Sub-County, Kericho County. The target population of eighty (80) early childhood educational centres and twenty four (24) was sampled for the study. Random sampling technique was used to select the participants. The target population consisted of 24 head teachers and 48 ECD teachers. Research instruments comprised Questionnaire, Interview and Observation schedules. Data analysis was done with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Sciences. The output was presented by use of frequency tables, bar graphs and pie charts. The findings showed that the centres in the area used several methods to teaching hygiene practices which included role playing, use of puppets and using the older pupils to teach the younger pupils hygiene practices. Most of the ECDE centres reported that they used demonstration to teach hygiene practices. There is need therefore to integrate demonstration with other methods to make it permanent and easier for the children.
Judy Chepkurui Kerich, Dr. Hellen Sang, Dr. Andrew Kipkosgei (2017); Teaching methods used by teachers to facilitate hygiene Practices in Early Childhood Education Centers in Londiani Sub-County;
Int J Sci Res Publ 7(10) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-1017.php?rp=P706849