Early Childhood care and Education

The department of ECCE was launched in 2007 E.C for the first time under the Institute of Education and Behavioural Sciences with three staff and 35 students. Welcome to the ECCE where we are committed to Children’s Care, education &development. Our goal is to facilitate the student’s growth into self-reflective, ethically responsible educators with the ability to participate in the profession and scientific community of their field. Currently, the department has a total of 11 academic staff with professorships of developmental Psychology background (6 staff) and Early Childhood Care education background (5 staff). We are offering profession-oriented UG programs both regular and summer in ECCE. As well as we will plan to open both AM and Ph.D. programs in ECCE.

Message from the Head of Department

Welcome to the ECCE where we are committed to the growth and development of ECCE.  It is our wish that every student who comes to the Department of ECCE leaves with an experience and competence that is interesting, inspiring, and wholesome. As a result, members of the department strive to develop pivotal skills and knowledge among educators who will in turn ignite curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking in their field.

As the Head of the Department, I encourage you to join us as together we work to enhance your skills in the ECCE profession. ECCE stands as the basis of every Education from the beginning of preschool to the higher intuition.   I look forward to working with individuals who are enthusiastic about equality in education, sensitive to high moral standards, and who, of course, adore the profession of ECCE. We offer programs in MA in Early Childhood Care and Education, and BA in Early Childhood Care and Education both in regular and summer.  If you are interested in working with governmental, non-governmental, local, and international organizations who work with Children, please come to us and gain experience and knowledge about Child Care, Education, and Development.

Best wishes,

Mitiku Zeleke, Head of Department, Early Childhood Care, and Education




Ensure quality services of education with love and encouragement to realize the fullest potential of young children in Ethiopia.


The mission of the ECCE program is to produce capable, responsible, committed, competent, and skillful professionals in the area of Early Childhood Care and Education in Ethiopia.