ELLCO Pre-K Set
Use to evaluate
ELLCO Pre-K examines 19 items in 5 critical areas: Classroom structure, curriculum, language environment, books and book reading, and print and early writing
Researchers, supervisors, program directors, principals, administrators and/or teachers
Approximately 1–1½ hours
How can you nourish children’s early literacy and language development?
Use ELLCO Pre-K to improve literacy practices and supports in preschool classrooms
The Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation (ELLCO) tool helps build better literacy programs by assessing the quality of the classroom environment and teachers’ practices. With ELLCO, educators gather the essential data needed for professional development and program improvement that lead to better literacy outcomes for young children.
ELLCO Pre-K is designed specifically for early childhood settings, focusing on important preliteracy activities like storybook reading, circle time conversations, and child-originated storywriting
Use ELLCO K–3 to assess literacy practices and supports in early elementary settings and CHELLO to rate the early literacy environment in home-based child care settings.
- get a complete picture of classrooms’ literacy environment
- meet NAEYC and IRA recommendations for print-rich preschool environments
- give teachers explicit guidance on ways to strengthen the quality of teaching practices in positive, supportive ways
What You'll Need
Get training on Using the Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation (ELLCO) Toolkit from Brookes on Location.