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LENA in Texas

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 7,700 children and 570 early childhood educators in Texas, and LENA technology has recorded over 15.2 million conversational turns. Put your community on the map!



15.2 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.

The LENA Grow professional development program for early childhood educators aligns to Category 2 Teacher-Child Interactions on the Texas Rising Star Classroom Assessment Record Form (CARF).
LENA Grow PD hours count toward required annual professional development for Texas child care licensing, so long as the coach who delivered the program satisfies the Texas Child Care Trainer Requirements.

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

Explore our national crosswalks and partnerships!


“Because the LENA Grow reports provided instant results that teachers could see, they gained more of an understanding of some of the CLASS dimensions and indicators. So teachers gained a better understanding of what a high-quality, interactive classroom looks like.”
Lisa Austin
Fort Worth ISD

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 Jodi Whiteman,
Director, Partnerships & Growth, Texas