Dr Margaret Mwangi is a professional in Early Childhood Education (ECE). She holds a PhD in ECE, a Master’s Degree in ECE, and a Bachelor’s Degree in ECE, all from Kenyatta University. Dr Mwangi is currently a lecturer in the Department of Early Childhood and Special Needs Education, Kenyatta University. Besides facilitating learning at the University, she is an academic supervisor, an examiner and a mentor, a trainer and a researcher. She has unwavering passion in understanding how children grow and develop and the factors that are likely to hinder their full development.  Her PhD research was on “Parental involvement and strategies used by teachers to support children’s transition from pre-primary to primary school in Kiambu County”. During her Masters study, she conducted a research study on Pre-primary school teachers use of English as a medium of communication among children whose English is a second or a third language”.   She is competent in planning and implementing Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) after engaging in developing the curriculum designs and sequence at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).

 

Currently, Dr Mwangi is a researcher at KU WEE HUB conducting a research on “A Randomized Evaluation of the Effects of a Preschool Intervention on Child Learning and Women’s Economic Empowerment in Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya (Curriculum Intervention Team). In this research project, Kenyatta University is in collaboration with Yale University, Tharaka Nithi County, Bangor University, Common Goal Research among other partners. Dr Mwangi has published several papers in peer refereed journals.