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Learning Together: Increasing staff and family commitment to early literacy at Phoenix Public Library


In 2018, Phoenix Public Library added LENA Start to its early literacy program offerings. Join us to hear from Wendy Resnik, Children and Teen Services Coordinator at ‎Phoenix Public Library, about their implementation journey. We’ll talk about funding sources, community partnerships, staff development, how they pivoted to virtual during COVID, and their plans to return to in-person programming.

LENA Start

Introduction to LENA Start


Learn more about LENA Start — its effectiveness, its ease of implementation, and more. LENA Start is a parent group model designed to support increased early language development and interaction.

Introduction to LENA Grow


Find out how LENA Grow is helping teachers increase interactive conversations in early childhood classrooms, and learn about the impacts we’ve seen with the program so far.

How to Implement LENA Start with Parents Younger than 20


With LENA Start, families can use “talk pedometer” technology to measure and improve their child’s language environment. How does LENA Start work with groups of teenage parents specifically? What are the unique challenges and opportunities that come with serving this age range?

Introduction to LENA Home


Learn about LENA Home, an add-on to existing home visiting programs that combines a flexible, research-based curriculum with evidence-based feedback from LENA’s “talk pedometer” technology. How is LENA helping parents and home visitors collaborate to improve children’s language environments?

Introduction to LENA SP


Learn more about LENA SP, a tool for researchers, clinicians, language professionals, and others who need detailed, scientifically reliable speech-language measurements of children 2 months to 48 months old.