EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE EDUCATION: VERITABLE TOOL FOR VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE IN NIGERIA
YAHAYA, Mohammed Ndagi; ADEDEJI, Grace Bola; ADEOYE, Christy Iyabo & SALIHU, Umar Olaitan
The paper discussed early childhood care education as a veritable tool for vocational guidance in Nigeria. The general notion in the intellectual world believed that children of today are the leaders of tomorrow, which ofcourse; there have not been dispute upon. As such, the foundation of education; either formal or non-formal given to them has a lifelong impact or their activities late in life. Hence, it is necessary to put everything possible within the conventional frame work for teachers and students to explore and exploit their intellectual ability toward a successful service delivery. Any knowledge or skills acquired at the tender age are veritable tools for self-reliance in the future reducing their dependence or white color job. To this end, the paper attempted to examine the concept of vocational guidance through the early childhood care education. The paper ends with a recommendation that, for a successful vocational guidance to be achieved, government should encourage the establishment of vocational guidance unit in all levels of our educational system as this would assist in no small measure to strengthen career guidance on the children.