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Hellen Kimathi

Senior Assistant Director, Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, Kenya

Hellen Kimathi is a senior assistant director at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development. Her career objective is to enhance children's play and learning in a conducive environment. She coordinates early childhood curriculum development and implementation in Kenya. She has a wide experience in initiating research studies in early childhood; designing and developing curriculum for learners, teachers and teacher trainers; developing curriculum support materials; orientating/in-servicing ECD personnel on modern trends in ECD; providing professional guidance to early childhood education personnel throughout the country; monitoring implementation of various ECD programs and giving feedback; developing parental and community educational programs; and, developing ECD policy and policy guidelines as well as carrying out consultancy services. Ms. Kimathi has also been consulted widely in the area of teacher development. Her research interests are children's play, children's reading, health & nutrition, safety and learning standards in ECD.