ASSESSMENT OF MANAGEMENT OF FEEDING PROGRAM IN PRE-SCHOOLS
Wasonga Ouko, Gervas
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Management of feeding program is a crucial aspect of implementation of pre-school curriculum in pre-schools and if it is done keenly and in a proper way, then both enrolment and academic achievement of pupils will be enhanced. Despite the impotence that may accrue from proper management of feeding programs, many stakeholders in pre-schools don’t utilize it effectively leading to poor academic achievement of pupils in Pre-schools. The purpose of the study was to assess the management of feeding program in pre-schools. It was based on descriptive survey research design. It consisted of one (1) Sub-County Program Officer, 78 Head teachers’ and 156 preschool teachers. Saturated sampling technique was used to select one (1) Sub-County Program Officer and simple random sampling technique used to select a sample size of 26 pre- school head teachers and 52 pre-school teachers. Data was collected using; questionnaires and interview schedule. The study found out that; administration of feeding program in pre-schools was low and challenged with inadequate finances to facilitate provision of required facilities, clean water, and balanced nutritious diet. The study recommended that; The Ministry of Education in partnership with County Governments should instate proper policies to facilitate establishment of proper feeding program in pre-school in order to promote both enrolment and academic achievement of pupils in pre-schools.
- School of Education 
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