Early Childhood Development Education involves giving educational foundation to children aged eight years and below. This foundation should be holistic: catering for cognitive, linguistic, physical and moral well being of the child. During this period of growth, the child is under care of the parent and the teacher. The training of the teacher as a caregiver should prepare and equip the teacher with the vocational and practical knowledge and skills to ensure the expected all-round development of the child. This work analyses the ECDE policy, programmes and ECDE teacher training in Kenya to find out their effectiveness towards achieving holistic development as a central goal of ECDE.