LENA is a 501(c)(3) public charity based in Boulder, Colorado. Its mission is to accelerate language development in children birth to three, in order to improve their cognitive, social, and emotional health and to close opportunity gaps. Used by researchers and clinicians all over the world, LENA’s wearable “talk pedometer” technology measures a child’s language environment and provides vital feedback to parents and professionals in programs dedicated to close language, learning, and opportunity gaps for children.

The organization has developed three programs that combine feedback from LENA technology with curriculum and techniques for increasing interactive talk: LENA Start®, a parent-group education program; LENA Grow™, professional development for early childhood teachers; and LENA Home™, for home visitation programs. LENA programs have been adopted by agencies in more than 50 locations around the country. For more information, please visit lena.org or contact Jess Simmons at 303-441-9048, or jsimmons@lena.org.