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LENA in Georgia

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 2017, LENA has served 6700 children and 1390 early childhood educators in Georgia, and LENA technology has recorded over 7.8 million conversational turns. Put your community on the map!



7.8 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.

Did you know?

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

Explore our national crosswalks and partnerships!

Georgia DECAL adopted LENA Grow in 2017, providing grants to child care centers and family child care homes across the state. LENA's team works with the Infant-Toddler Specialist network across the state as they support coaches within center-based programs and family child care homes.

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“LENA’s program of helping early childhood educators improve talk with their children aligns with our agency’s mission to make the most of the formative early years for every child. Early language is a central element in preparing children for school success, and early childhood educators play a key role in that development. We expect to see measurable gains in responsiveness through the combination of objective data and professional coaching.”
Susan Adams
Deputy Commissioner for Pre-K and Instructional Supports, Georgia DECAL

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.

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Connect with Amy Marciniak,
Senior Regional Partnerships Director, Georgia

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"I believed that I was being vocal with the children daily, but the data gave a spotlight on how to scaffold conversations and be more child initiated. I was excited to see how setting and meeting weekly goals can have an immediate impact on my learning environment. It was an eye-opening experience."
Brigitte Willis
Director of A Better Day Christian Learning Center in Grovetown, Georgia