Child/Home Early Language and Literacy Observation Tool (CHELLO) User's Guide

Authors: Susan B. Neuman Ed.D., Julie Dwyer Ph.D., Serene Koh M.A.

Format: Paperback, 104 pages, 7.0 x 10.0
ISBN: 9781557669209
Price: $30.00

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CHELLO at-a-glance


This User's Guide will help professionals administer the CHELLO, a reliable, field-tested observation tool for assessing the early literacy environment in home-based child care settings. The guide contains explicit instructions on conducting the observation, photographs that illustrate successful and unsuccessful environments, practical strategies to support literacy development in home-based settings, and information about the psychometric properties of CHELLO.

This manual is part of CHELLO, the only observation tool designed to rate the early literacy environment in home-based child care settings.

Benefits of CHELLO

  • 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

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Table of Contents

  1. Assessing the Language and Literacy Environment in Home-Based Settings: An Introduction to the CHELLO
  2. How to Conduct a CHELLO Observation
  3. Observing in Home-Based Settings: Some Practical Guidance
  4. Supporting and Improving Children's Language and Literacy in Home-Based Settings

Appendix A: Psychometric Properties of the CHELLO Tool
Appendix B: Resources

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