Supervised experience* in selected early childhood settings serving children ages birth through eight. Includes integration of theory, and developmentally appropriate evidence-based practice. Provides an understanding of working with culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse young children and families. Emphasizes professional relationships and behavior, appropriate adult/child interactions, basic curriculum planning, and program routines. *Requires a minimum of 60 contact hours (3600 minutes) for 2 credits of direct work with children, with the remaining contact hours equal to one credit being distributed across direct contact and classroom hours as deemed appropriate by the institution.