Domestic Public Policy

Can a Scalable Parenting Program Improve Children’s Readiness for School? An Evaluation of the LENA Start Program

Grant Year: 2022


Flavio Cunha will evaluate the effectiveness of a program designed to improve literacy among young children from disadvantaged families. He will field an experimental evaluation of the Language Environment Analysis (LENA) program in conjunction with the Alief Independent School District in Texas. The LENA program is designed to help parents of young children improve the language environment in their homes. The project’s findings will appear in a series of papers and a report.

Rice University Domestic Public Policy

$100,441