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LENA in South Carolina

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 1,500 children and 210 early childhood educators in South Carolina, and LENA technology has recorded over 2.7 million conversational turns. Put your community on the map!



2.7 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!

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“School readiness is terrifically complex and happens over a wide variety of domains. …Third-grade literacy is not something that happens in second grade. … School districts would be very wise to engage well with the preschool providers in their communities, to share professional development opportunities, to share resources like LENA.”
Dan Wuori
President of Early Childhood Policy Solutions and former Deputy Director of S.C. First Steps

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, South Carolina