Communities Together for Children

ELS - Checklist Information

What is the Early Literacy Checklist?

A reflective self-assessment tool enabling programs and specialists working with young children:

  • to better evaluate to what extent they support literacy in young children
  • to better evaluate to what extent they support literacy within families
  • to better evaluate to what extent they engage in community partnerships in supporting child and family literacy

The Early Literacy Checklist is also a tool that will assist specialists to determine for which additional resources and supports programs may be eligible.

The Checklist will help programs determine both their strengths in promoting early literacy as well as their gaps. It can be used to help you identify where you can build on in your program.