School Weather Delay
Huntsville City Schools will delay the start of classes by one hour on Thursday, January 18, 2018, due to extreme cold weather conditions. Buses will run on a one-hour delayed schedule. Please click the link below for further information about specific start times.

LENA Start™/ Smarter Happier Baby/ Huntsville Speaks Up

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Raise a Smarter, Happier Baby!

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Free classes for parents of babies 0-30

Spring sessions begin February, 2018

Session Offerings:

Tuesday (Spanish) - 9:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m.

Thursday (English) - 9:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m.

Location: Academy for Science and Foreign Languague (ASFL)

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LENA Start classes give you:

  • Thirteen FREE 1-hour group sessions
  • Technology to help you measure talk
  • Childcare during classes
  • Classes in Spanish or English
  • All materials, including free books
  • Family meals provided
  • Guaranteed slot in HCS Pre-K upon completion (must live within the Huntsville City Schools zones at that time)

Smarter Happier Baby™ helps parents of infants and toddlers (0-30 months) close the "talk gap" to build their babies' brains, improve their social and emotional wellbeing, and make them more prepared for school and for life.  It does that through a short series of instructional meetings where parents learn to use the LENA System to monitor the home language environment, and how to use techniques to improve the quantity and quality of adult-child talk.

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