Launch

Our Commitment

Mission Statement

Lead the charge to brilliant outcomes for the children of our community by ensuring equitable access to the highest quality learning and care.

Values

 

INCLUSIVENESS

We honor all social, economic and cultural diversities. We welcome everyone and treat each other respectfully, fairly and equitably.

BALANCE

With kindness and compassion, we acknowledge the well-being of the whole person. Our community is about achievement and the joy of doing/learning.

SAFETY

We never compromise the physical and emotional safety of the children in our care.

 

HONOR

We recognize our shared responsibility to each other, and to the children, families, and partners we serve. We are responsible for our actions, words and attitudes.

EXCELLENCE

We continually strive to improve. We ask, evaluate, learn, and apply—to strengthen results that advance our mission.

ENGAGEMENT

We know that communication is key to building trust, consistency and alignment. Listen with care, be proactive, yet thoughtful.


Community Partnerships

Launch has strong partnerships with Seattle Public Schools, Seattle and King County Public Health, Child Care Resources, the City of Seattle, Washington State Department of Early Learning, and a variety of other community based organizations.  Launch believes in the power of the community coming together to achieve a common goal.  The outcome is an interconnected community of Launch staff, public school teachers, community agencies, and families all collaborating to build a strong foundation for the children we serve.

Addressing Grievances

If at any time a parent or guardian has a grievance or concern, they should directly contact the Program Director.  If still not satisfied, they can contact the Operations Department.  If the family feels that their concern has still not been addressed, they can directly contact the Executive Director. If after contacting the Executive Director the family feels that their concern has still not been addressed, they can contact the Board of Directors.

Maintaining Confidentiality

Upon enrollment and during the course of a child’s time in our program, we ask for personal information that we use and/or are required to collect for United Way, the Federal Food Program, the City of Seattle, and state licensing requirements. However, all information relating to children and families is limited to those members of staff who need to know, and will be treated as confidential. We store our files in locked file drawers or cabinets per WAC 170-295-7010. If at any time a family would like access to their file, please contact the Program Director.