Towards developing competence profile of Early Childhood Education educators in rural Tanzania in Chemba and Mpwapwa districts
The early childhood period plays a critical role in a child’s life, so is Early Childhood Education (ECE). Teacher competencies and qualification are the key to realizing the growth potential of children along the provision of quality ECE. This Policy Brief details how Education International and the Tanzania Teacher Union managed to train pre-primary education teachers in Tanzania to a Diploma academic qualification without a study leave through the project “Developing Educators, Improving Early Learning in Rural Tanzania”. The project was implemented in the Dodoma region (Chemba and Mpwapwa Districts). It highlights to policy makers and practitioners with an orientation to the general issues to be considered towards the professional development of early childhood educators, given the Tanzanian context.