In recent years, the concept of cradle-to-career (C2C) planning and investing has highlighted how we can best use our resources across a person’s lifetime to improve their individual outcomes, as well as improve outcomes for the collective whole. In this conversation we’ll learn how two universities — one in California and the other in New York — have taken on innovative roles in their communities’ C2C pipelines and connected the “career” end of the spectrum back to the “cradle.”
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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.
A pilot of the professional development program shows that teachers significantly increased the amount of interaction with the children in their classrooms.
We analyzed data from 1,700 program participants and found that families report spending more time with children, talking more, and feeling more confident in their parenting abilities.
Researchers found a correlation between three of LENA’s measures – adult word count, conversational turns, and child vocalizations — and children’s language and cognitive skills.
Children whose families participated in LENA Start are showing elevated language skills one year after the program, an analysis of longitudinal data shows.
A pilot of LENA Grow in nine classrooms in Kansas found that teachers responded well to the program’s data-based coaching and children demonstrated better language skills after participating.
Families who participated in LENA Start provided increasingly rich home language environments for their children, expanding how much they talked to and with them over the duration of the three-month class, compared to families who did not attend, a new study has found.
Promising new data show that children whose families participated in LENA Start, a parent-group program focused on increasing early talk, demonstrated considerably higher early literacy scores and were far more likely to be at an advanced literacy level entering pre-K.
Classrooms that used LENA Grow, an experiential professional development program for early childhood teachers, increased scores in key CLASS domains compared to classrooms that did not use the program, a pre-post evaluation shows.
Lisa Eberlein used LENA technology to investigate the language environment her daughter experienced at school. She used the data to demonstrate the need for her daughter to have an FM system in the classroom.
2018 has been an incredible year for LENA with new research, strong partnerships, and 10 million conversational turns! We’re thoroughly excited about the road ahead and all that 2019 will bring as we work toward our vision of all children entering school prepared for success.
10-year longitudinal study published in Pediatrics correlates interactive talk in early childhood with later cognitive outcomes.
Data from the first year of partnership with the Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County (ELCEC) shows that classrooms using LENA Grow, our professional development program for early childhood educators, showed gains on CLASS® assessment scores.
This past year, we’ve seen the number of parents and caregivers focused on improving interactive talk increasing every day, and many have been putting into practice what they’ve learned through LENA-based solutions.