A study out of Australia has applied a unified theory of acceptance and use of technology model to LENA, underlining the importance of paying attention to parents’ individual circumstances.
For early childhood teachers, wearing a mask and nurturing quality interactions may be at odds with each other.
Survey results tell us that families’ enthusiasm for LENA Start has held steady more than a year into the pandemic. Three personal family stories show us why.
In the context of COVID, two studies put mothers, fathers, and the language environments they nurture in stark relief.
Researchers with the LiLO study have set out to measure children’s home language environments every six months from birth to school entrance.
According to survey data, 99% of teachers would recommend LENA Grow to other teachers, and 93% of coaches say the program has had a positive impact on their relationships with teachers.
A study from MIT and Harvard uses LENA technology to investigate how children’s brains changed following an early language intervention.
For children who began LENA Start at risk for language delays, the results are especially encouraging.
A LENA staff member shares his story of growing up gay in an unwelcoming school environment, and how he wants things to keep getting better.
LENA technology measures how much adults talk to infants. What does that mean, and how do you do it effectively?
Every rural school district has its defining features and challenges, but they all share a common opportunity: boosting early talk and getting a jump start on school readiness.
Researchers in Santiago, Chile, have used LENA technology to show important connections between conversational turns and socioemotional development in very young children.
For early childhood education leaders, getting staff buy-in is an essential part of launching a program like LENA Grow or LENA Start.
In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’re highlighting two LENA Start programs in Hawaiʻi that are doing amazing work around cultural responsivenss.
University researchers who are using LENA technology share their perspectives on current and future autism research.
In recognition of World Book Day and Children’s Book Week, here are some tips for turning read-aloud time into interactive conversation time.
The American Rescue Plan Act acknowledges an “acute, immediate child care crisis.” Women in early childhood education deserve dignity and prosperity.
An organization in Florida saw some amazing results in their very first LENA Grow classrooms. They want those results to have a positive impact on the whole community.
There’s no shortage of resources out there for family child care providers, but extra time in the day is not one of them.
Family engagement is one of the most important parts of any child care professional’s job. We’ve created a Family Engagement Toolkit to help our LENA Grow partners.
Early brain development depends so much on having back-and-forth conversations, even for infants and toddlers. Here are six tips to help you talk more!
LENA has collected and analyzed its most expansive data set to date through the 10,000 children annually impacted by our programs for families and early childhood teachers.
Two of our partners share their thoughts on the importance of Black History Month and how they integrate their personal beliefs into their professional work.
The virtual format offered families a powerful opportunity to connect when they otherwise couldn’t during the pandemic.