Effectiveness

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Through a focus on actionable feedback and coaching, LENA has helped communities all over the world provide programs for parents and teachers that create sustainable increases in the quality and quantity of talk with children. Many independent evaluations have shown similar results with LENA: stronger families, improved classroom quality, and increased early literacy and school readiness.

The LENA Team 2019

History and Mission

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LENA is a national nonprofit that was founded in 2004. Our vision is that all children enter kindergarten prepared for success.

Join Us

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There are many ways to get involved with LENA. From watching a webinar to launching a program, start here to learn more about increasing early talk in local communities.

Head Start

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Learn how Head Start Programs are using LENA’s innovative technology to improve language and literacy outcomes for young children.

Understanding the Achievement Gap

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Learn about how children who experience low amounts of interactive talk may start to fall behind academically from an early age, as the 30 million word gap becomes the achievement gap.

Research

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Learn about breakthroughs that make a measurable difference.