LENA Start


New sessions begin in September 2022!

¡Nueva sesiones comienzan Septiembre 2022!

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What is LENA Start? 

LENA Start is an evidence-based community program designed to engage families and help them learn how to increase conversation with their children during the first few years of life. Interactive talk — specifically back-and-forth conversation — has been proven to be a key factor in healthy early brain development. Yet most families don’t know how much they’re talking to or with their children.

During LENA Start, families use LENA’s patented “talk pedometer” technology to measure their child’s language environment. Over the course of 10 weekly sessions that can be delivered virtually or in person, families explore this data in the form of personalized, actionable feedback reports, discussing research-based strategies with their peers to increase the quality and quantity of talk at home.



LENA Start
at Henrie Elementary

Every Wednesday for 10 weeks
Beginning September 15
5:00-6:00 PM

Henrie Elementary School
253 W Lawson Rd
Dallas, TX 75253

LENA Start
at Hodges Elementary

Every Wednesday for 10 weeks
Beginning September 14
9:00-10:00 AM

Hodges Elementary School
14401 Spring Oak Dr
Balch Springs, TX 75180

LENA Start at Porter Elementary

Every Wednesday for 10 weeks
Beginning September 14
10:00-11:00 AM

Porter Elementary School
517 Via Avenida
Mesquite, TX 75150

If you're interested in participating in one of our
LENA Start parent groups,
please email LParis@mesquiteisd.org or call 972-882-5277

Si te interesa en participar en nuestro programa de padres LENA Start, comunicarse con Thelma Fuentes tfuentes2@mesquiteisd.org o 972-882-5463

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Mom playing with two boys