Team UP Southwest Colorado and Cortez Public Library will co-host 10 free weekly sessions using LENA Start at 7 p.m. starting Thursday via Zoom.
The program helps children gain the language development needed to be prepared for pre-kindergarten and is designed for caregivers of children ages 0 to 3 years old.
LENA Start is an evidence-based community program designed to engage families and help them learn how to increase interactive talk with their children during the first few years of life. Families use LENA’s patented “talk pedometer” technology to measure their child’s language environment.
Over these guided coaching sessions, parents receive feedback on how much they’re talking, combined with instruction on techniques for talking and reading more, delivered in a supportive group environment. Lena Start’s sessions use an interactive, strength-based approach that includes reflective discussion, report sharing, techniques and tips to increase talk and goal setting.
Participants will receive early literacy support, 10 free children’s books and weekly raffles.
To sign up, call or text Jamie at 529-0183 or email [email protected]