WHAT WE DO
LENA is a national nonprofit on a mission to help communities accelerate language development in children birth to three, in order to improve their cognitive, social, and emotional health and to close opportunity gaps. We provide early language programs powered by our core “talk pedometer” technology:
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Improving early language development is widely agreed to be the most effective — and cost-effective — way to address a wide range of societal challenges. Now, LENA has collected and analyzed its most expansive data set to date through the 10,000 children annually impacted across more than 50 communities served by our programs for families and early childhood teachers. These data put us in the unprecedented position to understand the early language environments of very young children and answer questions we've been hearing from the field for years.