Documenting Bilingual Experiences in the Early Years: Using the CECER-DLL Child and Family and Teacher Questionnaires

Castro, D. C., Scheffner Hammer, C., Franco, X., Cycyk, L. M., Scarpino, S. E., & Burchinal, M. R.
2020

From the abstract: "The diversity of experiences among bilingual children is reflected in the variability of abilities in each of their languages. This paper describes the CECER-DLL Child and Family, and Teacher Questionnaires and discusses the utility of these tools. These questionnaires were created to address the need for valid and reliable tools to document contextual characteristics and language experiences of young bilingual children in developmental and educational research. A multi-site validity study using the CECER-DLL Questionnaires demonstrates how children's language skills are influenced by language exposure at home and at school, mothers’ and teachers’ skills in each language, mother's generational status, and languages used during language and literacy activities at home."

Citation: Castro, D. C., Scheffner Hammer, C., Franco, X., Cycyk, L. M., Scarpino, S. E., & Burchinal, M. R. (2020). Documenting bilingual experiences in the early years: Using the CECER-DLL Child and Family and Teacher Questionnaires. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1366728920000401
DOI: 10.1017/S1366728920000401