In this webinar, we will hear from Black Family Development in Detroit, Michigan, on how their organization implements programming through a racial equity lens to achieve their mission. Through hearing their commitments and stories, we can continue to learn about ourselves and apply their ideas to our work.
Find out how LENA Grow is helping teachers to increase talk and interactive conversations in early childhood classrooms, and learn about the impacts we’ve seen with the program so far. Hear what teachers and coaches participating across the country are saying about the program!
LENA and Trust for Learning both recognize the importance of language and interaction to boost early brain development and set children up for a lifetime of learning success. Sign up for this webinar to learn more about what equity looks like in early childhood classrooms along with concrete strategies for supporting coaches, teachers, and administrators in fostering more equitable classroom environments.
How do we support teachers in making strong connections between data and action? Join us as we talk through the insights embedded in LENA metrics and strategies for using them to foster a strengths-based dialogue with teachers that builds enthusiasm for classroom talk.
Blog Posts (10)
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.
A pilot of the professional development program shows that teachers significantly increased the amount of interaction with the children in their classrooms.
Pedro Mendez, birth to three program administrator at Denver Public Library, explains how his team prioritizes and responds to the needs of families in a culturally appropriate way.
Our team surveyed hundreds of people working with young children – including teachers, family child care providers, and center directors — to better understand how they have and will continue to adapt to protect the wellbeing of their children and staff during the coronavirus outbreak.
In response to recent events, we have made a point to step back and deeply reflect in order to be both authentic and to highlight commitments on which we can and will act.
We were delighted to welcome author Elliot Haspel to our staff book club discussion.
School districts around the country are increasingly investing in the early years to give children an equitable start long before kindergarten.
Explore research-based strategies for helping children overcome adversity.
We’re answering questions submitted during our webinar about how to create equitable and inclusive classroom experiences for children with Dr. Iheoma Iruka of HighScope, Ellen Roche of Trust for Learning, and Lauren Cooper from LENA.
New grant opportunities are making it possible to adopt data-informed strategies for ensuring that we can look forward to a time when every child’s day is filled with wonderful, nourishing conversation.
The Overdeck Family Foundation reflects on the last year of investments, recognizing the adaptations and challenges that grantees such as LENA have surmounted.
The pandemic has impacted education at all levels, including early childhood education. As we consider how to rebuild the broken system, LENA programs have emerged as one of several promising, innovative solutions.
Conversation with children is a free, powerful, proven tool to boost children’s IQ, language development, and vocabulary into adolescence.
Carly Roberts, a senior program officer at the Overdeck Family Foundation, explains why it is crucial to coach and support parents to benefit children.
On June 10, Promise Venture Studio hosted a “Show +Tell” of recent innovations in early childhood education, featuring LENA Grow.
VOQAL supports LENA Grow to create a more equitable education system.
A video spotlight showcases how early childhood teachers use LENA Grow.