Child/Home Early Language and Literacy Observation
Use to evaluate
Literacy practices in home-based child care settings
Birth through 5
Early childhood administrators and program directors, trainers and coaches, and researchers
About 1½–2 hours to conduct a complete observation
What do child care providers need to create high-quality learning environments?
Derived from the bestselling, classroom-focused ELLCO, and shaped by extensive research on effective child care and literacy practices, the Child/Home Early Language and Literacy Observation Tool (CHELLO) assesses the early literacy environment in home-based child care settings. Early childhood professionals use CHELLO to help providers of “family, friend, and neighbor” care improve their literacy supports and interactions with children.
- Provides accurate profiles of materials and practices in home-based child care settings
- Helps providers improve their literacy supports and their interactions with children
- Identifies professional development needs
- Allows for measurement of changes in the quality of environments over time
What You'll Need
Additional products and resources
Training instructions are included in the CHELLO User’s Guide.