Description:

LENA Start is a turnkey early-language program designed for scalable, effective outreach to parents of children aged birth to three. It employs LENA technology, targeted curriculum, and a cost-effective group delivery model to increase interactive talk and generate measurable results.

LENA is based on the belief that all parents and caregivers can unlock their children’s social, emotional, and cognitive potential. We focus on increasing interactive talk because it has been proven to be a key factor in early brain development – and we focus on the earliest years because research points to those as the most critical. The feedback LENA provides helps parents improve talk and conversations with their children. The ability to communicate and have a voice is at the core of being valued as a human. By increasing not just word count, but interactive conversation, LENA helps to create the pathways needed to ensure that children are valued, healthy, and thriving.

Primary Role of Program in Early Childhood Systems:

Other

Service Area(s):

Adams, Alamosa, Arapahoe, Archuleta, Baca, Bent, Boulder, Broomfield, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Clear Creek, Conejos, Costilla, Crowley, Custer, Delta, Denver, Dolores, Douglas, Eagle, Elbert, El Paso, Fremont, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Huerfano, Jackson, Jefferson, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Lake, La Plata, Larimer, Las Animas, Lincoln, Logan, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Morgan, Otero, Ouray, Park, Phillips, Pitkin, Prowers, Pueblo, Rio Blanco, Rio Grande, Routt, Saguache, San Juan, San Miguel, Sedgwick, Summit, Teller, Washington, Weld, Yuma, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

Population(s) Served:

Newborn, Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers

Outcome-Based Activities The Program/Initiative Provides:

Family Support & Education

Family knowledge and capacity support children’s healthy development and learning
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Learning & Development

Education, coaching and ongoing training exist for caregivers, teachers and other professionals
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Learning & Development

Formal and informal care environments and education practices reach the highest levels of quality
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Learning & Development

Adults understand and support children’s learning and development, including social and emotional
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Program evaluates effectiveness of activities and services:

Yes

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https://www.lena.org/research/.

Organization Details:
LENA Foundation

5525 Central Ave
#100
Boulder, Colorado 80301

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ECLC Framework Matrix: Outcomes > access, quality and equity