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.
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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.
Through our philanthropic partnerships, LENA awarded more than $525,000 in launch grants in 2020. We’d love to introduce you to our newest partners!
When the coronavirus pandemic hit, the team in Virginia Beach knew that they couldn’t afford to wait to transition to virtual programming for families and teachers.
When the pandemic hit, community organizations found their regular programming for families abruptly cut off. Learn why three pivoted to virtual.
A new study on LENA Start from the University of Minnesota discovered that the program can be successfully implemented in community-based settings and that families enjoy participating.
Coaches have created a new system to ensure teachers are still receiving crucial PD on how to support early brain development.
Universities that use LENA are putting research into action, producing valuable data, and creating hands-on learning opportunities for students and faculty.
We had the privilege of hosting a webinar featuring our partners in Mississippi to learn how they implemented LENA Grow at a statewide level. Here, we answer common questions that arose during the webinar.
Read Aloud Delaware's LENA Start program, launched in September 2020, has made an impact for families in a short span of time.
In Colorado, LENA Start is one of the many programs Pikes Peak Library District offers so that it “can be a reliable anchor for those with young children in their lives.”
In Michigan, the Bay County Library System is launching its first LENA Start program.
After launching its first LENA Start program in the fall of 2020, Birmingham Talks is recruiting families for its next program cycle.
In partnership with AmeriCorps and the San Juan BOCES, Archuleta county is launching LENA Start, a talk-based early literacy program focused on children aged birth to three.
After a successful first group, Read Aloud Delaware is recruiting families to a new virtual LENA Start group.
LENA Start classes will launch virtually in Sioux County, Iowa in January 2021.
Families are invited to enroll in a new program to boost language development in infants and toddlers in southwestern Colorado.
A statewide nonprofit in Delaware will launch LENA Start to connect with families during the pandemic.
Read Aloud Delaware is partnering with a national nonprofit, LENA, to close the talk and literacy gap in children.
The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading has recognized Sioux City with Pacesetter Honors for its work in 2019, including using LENA Home to boost school readiness for infants and toddlers.
LENA Grow and LENA Home encourage teachers and parents to converse more with infants and toddlers in Southwest Colorado.
VOQAL supports LENA Grow to create a more equitable education system.