Language Isolation in Early Childhood Classrooms


The amount of interaction between early childhood teachers and young children varies widely through child care centers and classrooms around the country. In an exploratory sample of LENA Grow data, we discovered that more a third of children experience just four or fewer interactions per hour with a caregiver for the vast majority of their day.

Stephen M. Hannon, PhD

Dr. Stephen M. Hannon is the President of LENA and is thrilled to lead a team of talented people on a mission to close the achievement gap. He brings a wealth of technical and leadership skills spanning a 20-plus year career.

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