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Mar 2021

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Searching for a Bookkeeper/Accountant to join our team!

Want to make a difference for children and families? Join our team! We’re currently hiring for a Bookkeeper/Accountant to join our Finance team. Apply today through the Careers page of our website! The Bookkeeper/Accountant is an important part of the Finance team and is responsible for managing and implementing all ...

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Mar 2021

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Resilience & Hope in a Year of COVID-19

Dear Launch community, Today marks one year since Governor Inslee issued an order closing all Washington schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Initially we thought the closures would last just a couple of weeks or a month at most, but as the reality of the pandemic quickly set in, it became clear that we […]

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Feb 2021

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2/23/21 Launch Experiencing Email Outage

UPDATE 2:10pm: Email has been restored. Launch is experiencing an email outage, and we are not currently able to send or receive external emails. We expect to have this issue resolved later today (Tuesday 2/23/21) and will respond to email messages once it is. If you’re in need of immediate assistance, please call us using […]

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Feb 2021

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Launch’s FAQ for Seattle Public Schools’ Reopening

Good evening Launch families! Here is our FAQ outlining Launch’s response to Seattle Public Schools’ reopening plan for Preschool-1st grade students. This document will continue to be updated as we receive new information, and we will post the updates on our website at www.launchlearning.org. Please let us know if you have ...

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Feb 2021

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Celebrating Black History & Black Joy

Over the past 50 years, February has been recognized as Black History Month. Originally proposed by historian Carter G. Woodson, the goal is to celebrate and honor the achievements and contributions of Black people in the United States. I celebrate and acknowledge Black History all year because it’s my lived experience as a Black ...

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Jan 2021

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Advocacy alert! Invest in kids & families

The state legislature is currently in session, and our elected officials are considering a number of bills that will make a big difference for children, families, and our community. Each of us has a wonderful opportunity to help shape the way our state recovers from the pandemic, invests in education and childcare, and supports ...

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Jan 2021

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Honoring Dr. King

Photo by Jerónimo Bernot on Unsplash Dear Launch community, Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and honor Dr. King’s civil rights work. It’s been more than 50 years since the assassination of Dr. King and the passage of the Civil Rights Act, and we’ve come a long way. But you only have to […]

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Jan 2021

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Wed 1/13/21 Update: Leschi & Maple CLOSED Today, All Other Locations OPEN

Due to the power outage from the storm last night, Seattle Public Schools will not be offering live remote instruction today. Please check the SPS website for additional updates. Launch will still be OPEN for all-day care except for our Leschi and Maple locations. Leschi and Maple do not have power and will be closed […]

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Nov 2020

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Talking About Thanksgiving With Kids

Below are some resources about the true history of Thanksgiving, suggestions for talking about it in an accurate and age-appropriate way with children of all ages, information about how Launch talks about Thanksgiving in our programs, and links to some great children’s books on Thanksgiving. We strongly believe that Native cultures ...

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Nov 2020

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Updated COVID-19 Information for Families

Dear Launch Families, With the increase in COVID-19 cases in King County, Washington State, and across the country, as well as some updates from health officials, Launch wanted to reach out to remind all families how we can keep our students, families and staff safe. We have been successful in keeping our students, staff and […]

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