Talk to Me

Talk to Me uses LENA technology to assess a child's language environment and measure success.

Evidence Based

Developed by Cherokee County First Steps, Talk to Me combines parent education with innovative technology to improve the home language environments of children from birth through age five.

This map only shows programs funded by South Carolina First Steps. For more information about services available in your area, contact your local First Steps partnership.

Who it Serves

The program is designed for families with young children, especially for those with low levels of vocabulary and communication.

Ages 0-3

Families with babies and toddlers

Ages 3-5

Families with preschool-aged children

How It Works

Talk to Me combines 13 interactive parent sessions with innovative LENA "talk pedometer" technology. Program options include weekly group sessions and in-home coaching.

Home Visiting

In-home coaching with trained parent educators

Group Support

Community-based workshops and classes


A focus on language and literacy development

This program is designed to improve children's language ability.

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