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LENA in Alabama

Making every interaction count and transforming children's futures

LENA (Language ENvironment Analysis) is a national nonprofit on a mission to transform children's futures through early talk technology and data-driven programs. LENA works with a wide range of partner organizations to boost early brain development and improve school readiness for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Since 2019, LENA has served 4,000 children and 670 early childhood educators in Alabama, and LENA technology has recorded over 5.4 million conversational turns. Put your community on the map!



5.4 million

LENA Grow offers evidence-based professional development for infant, toddler, and preschool teachers.
LENA Start builds school readiness and strengthens families with parent-group classes.
LENA SP offers reliable, detailed language environment data in research and clinical applications.

In 2019, Birmingham was selected as one of five U.S. cities to replicate the widely celebrated Providence Talks program. Birmingham Talks has grown its reach quickly, now serving children, parents, and educators across the state.
LENA Grow PD hours count towards the required annual professional development hours for Alabama child care licensing, and teachers can enter certificates into the Alabama Pathways Registry.


LENA also has crosswalks with Head Start, CLASS, The Pyramid Model, ZERO TO THREE, and more!

Explore our national crosswalks and partnerships!


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"We are thrilled that every family that we approached in our initial Early Head Start classrooms enrolled in the program. Early participation feedback shows how much the technology component of our services resonates with millennial families."
Ruth Ann Moss
Executive Director, Birmingham Talks

Interested in bringing LENA to your community?

Whether you're with a library, school district, CCR&R, state agency, university-community partnership, public health initiative, or any other organization dedicated to improving early childhood outcomes, we invite you to learn more about bringing LENA to your community.

 Staff Member

Connect with Amy Marciniak,
Senior Regional Partnerships Director, Alabama