first presbyterian church

Education

LENA Start Graduation at Child Discovery Center

LENA Start classes help parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers from 0 to 30 months close the “talk gap.” Read full story

Education

LENA uses power of words to build babies’ brains

The goal of LENA is to close gaps in cognitive, emotional and social development, and to improve school readiness by building brains in babies. Read full story

Studer Community Institute

Songs and rhymes improve brain development

Encouraging children to sing along and take parts of songs or rhyme are key to building conversational turns. Read full story

Education

LENA Start launches in Pensacola, the first in Florida

Research shows that the more words children hear in the first three years of life builds the brain structure that will be needed later to support reading and thinking skills. Read full story

Education

LENA Start gets parents talking to their babies

LENA Start is focused on helping parents build good talk habits that will have an impact babies in the program’s 13-week duration by providing parents with a powerful resource to keep talk top of mind. Read full story

Studer Community Institute

SCI parent outreach: Building strong partnerships

The ultimate goal of this parent outreach initiative is to work with parents and caregivers to build strong and effective partnerships that can help children and families strive. Read full story