While COVID has meaningfully impacted our K-12 and higher education systems in the U.S., the early years have arguably been even more challenged. Child care supply has been decimated and parents of young children are struggling the most. Providing each and every child with a strong learning foundation from birth is one of our greatest opportunities to rebuild our nation. There are ten key invention opportunities in early learning and development that could reignite an equitable start in life and long-term economic mobility across the whole child, the whole family and the whole community. One of those is LENA, a nonprofit that has developed a ‘talk pedometer’ technology that builds school readiness and strengthens families with parent group classes over 10-week sessions delivered virtually or in person.