About LENA

Learn more about our LENA HV and LENA Start programs:

LENA Start – Learn together how to improve your children’s early language!

For parents with children birth to age 3

Parents attend 13 one-hour small group sessions (one session per week for 13 weeks)

  • Up to 15 families may participate in each group
  • After each meeting you will complete a LENA recording using a small talk pedometer that your child wears in a special vest or shirt
  • This program is free and includes a parent kit and books for your child to keep
  • Childcare if provided at each meeting free-of-charge if needed

Check out “What parents are saying about LENA Start” here.

 

LENA HV (Home Visitor) – Work with a teacher in your own home to learn how to improve your children’s early language!

 

  • For parents with children birth to four years old
  • A Home Visitor (teacher) will bring the lessons and activities to your home (or another meeting place) for 13 sessions (one per week for 13 weeks)
  • After each meeting you will complete a LENA recording using a small talk pedometer that your child wears in a special vest or shirt
  • This program is free and your child receives free books at each visit

If one of these program sounds interesting to you, please contact talk2me.cherokee@yahoo.com or 864.649.0006 to register and to get more information! LENA Start meetings will begin in September, 2017.

 

You are the most important person in your baby’s life, and this is a really important time for you to make a difference for their future! Your baby’s brain grows to 80% of adult size before they ever start school, and the latest research tells us that this time in their life is really key if they are going to be ready for school later. You’ll learn a lot of new things that will help you help your young child’s brain grow strong and set them up for success.