The program focuses on a single, straightforward, proven solution to accelerating brain growth, boosting social-emotional development, and increasing kindergarten readiness.

That solution: Giving early childhood educators the tools they need to improve language environments equitably and to truly connect with each and every child in their care.

In just five weeks of LENA Grow (or two stackable five-week sequences), educators renew the energy, dedication, and pride with which they approach the profession, appreciating more than ever just how critical a role they play in children’s lives.

The coaching and feedback loop leads to an increase in interaction and a heightened sense of connectedness with the children. In turn, the children gain all the short- and long-term benefits associated with increased conversational turns. That’s according to a rapidly growing body of peer-reviewed research and independent evaluations.

Primary Role of Program in Early Childhood Systems:

System Coordination

Service Area(s):

Eagle, Garfield, Lake, Pitkin

Population(s) Served:

Prenatal, Newborn, Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers

Outcome-Based Activities The Program/Initiative Provides:

Health & Well-Being

Settings and practices promote strong relationships, social and emotional development, appropriate nutrition and physical activity
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Health & Well-Being

Children with special health, behavioral or developmental needs receive individualized services and supports
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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

Children, including those with high needs, receive timely, comprehensive and affordable academic services and transition supports
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Program evaluates effectiveness of activities and services:


Organization Details:
Stacy Petty

700 Mt. Sopris Dr.
Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601

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ECLC Framework Matrix: Outcomes > access, quality and equity