Joining the Launch Community
Family Orientation and Program Tours
Families are offered a tour of our programs prior to or upon enrollment. A careful review of the Family Information Guide will further orient new families. A family may visit the center, ask staff for any clarification of policy, request a conference, or call the Program Director at any time. Children are encouraged to come visit our programs prior to their first day of attendance. Each fall and summer, our programs offer a Family Orientation Event.
Early Learning: Seattle Preschool Program
Launch is proud to be a provider agency for the City of Seattle’s preschool program for children that are four and three years of age within the city limits. The program is designed to socially and academically prepare children to enter kindergarten. The City is responsible for recruiting, assisting families in completing applications, selecting students, and enrolling them into our program. If you are interested in enrolling in one of our Early Learning programs, please visit the Seattle Preschool Program website at www.seattle.gov/education.
Out-of-school time: School Age Program
Launch provides a fun, nurturing environment that includes time for students to complete homework, engage in community building, enjoy nutritious meals, and play outside at 9 elementary schools within Seattle. We accept enrollment in our school-age program on a continuous basis throughout the school-year. To enroll in our school-age program – whether you need it daily or on an occasional basis – families are required to register and complete an enrollment packet annually. Even if you anticipate utilizing the program on an infrequent basis, a completed Enrollment Packet must be on file.
Kindergarten Readiness: Leap Ahead Summer Program
Each summer, Launch provides a nine-to-ten-week Kindergarten Readiness program. Leap Ahead provides kindergarten readiness learning opportunities for children with limited or no preschool experience, English Language Learners and children with a range of developmental abilities. We have scholarships available for families in need. For families accepting scholarships, an attendance and participation contract is required.
Each preschool program will provide access to opportunities to register for Kindergarten with a representative from the Seattle Public School District. Program Directors will provide information about when these meetings will take place. The Kindergarten registration event may not be at a Launch host school.
Summer Camp: Preschool & School Age Programs
Launch is pleased to offer our summer camps in week-long sessions to help ensure that we are able to meet all of your family’s summer needs and your busy schedule. Although single weeks are available, we believe that each of camper’s experiences are most complete when participating in two or more weeks.