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Minneapolis Announced as Site for LENA Start™

The Minneapolis Mayor’s Cradle to K Initiative aims to close the talk gap for children birth-3. LENA Start is a program for parents that uses regular feedback to help improve talk in the home.

Learn more about LENA Start

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LENA Conference 2015: Parents Have the Power!

LENA Conference 2015 brought together experts in brain science, intervention, behavioral psychology, and economic and public health policy to discuss the most innovative options for closing academic and achievement gaps, starting right from birth.

Watch presentations from the conference

Nurturing minds,
changing lives

A baby’s brain grows to 80 percent of its adult size in the first three years, and during that time parent talk is the most crucial element for building neural connections. Watch the video to find out more about how talk builds babies’ brains.