Program Description Cambrian College's Early Childhood Education program provides students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to organize and maintain a safe and stimulating learning environment that ensures the total development of the young child. The social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and creative growth of the child are examined through academic studies as well as practical experiences. To meet the individual child's needs, students acquire knowledge in curriculum planning and teaching methods. The program requires students' active involvement in developing their self-awareness, communication skills, sensitivity, and interpersonal skills. Placements enable students to refine skills in ongoing practical settings both at the College and in the community. Students should consider the fairly strenuous demands of keeping up with young children (at times lifting or carrying them) as well as the need to feel comfortable and at ease when working with young children.