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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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19

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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13

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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03

Nov 2020

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An Election Day Message

Dear Launch Families, Partners, Staff, and Supporters, Today is Election Day, and I hope all those eligible to vote are able to fully exercise their right to participate in our democratic process. You can find information about voting on the King County Elections website, including a list of ballot dropboxes and information about ...

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01

Sep 2020

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Back-to-School Resources

Below are some resources we compiled to help support children and families as schools reopen for remote learning this fall. We’ll update this list as more resources and information become available. If you have any suggestions for resources that we should include, please email info@launchlearning.org. Online Learning ...

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Aug 2020

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Launch in the News

Launch Executive Director Angela Griffin was recently interviewed by several media outlets regarding the huge need for child care in our community, especially in light of schools opting for remote learning models this fall, and how Launch is planning is to support children, families, and school districts. Read what she had to say at ...

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02

Jul 2020

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Update On Fall Programs

Good afternoon Launch families— We hope that you and your family are well as summer has officially begun! Public schools across the nation are considering what Fall 2020 looks like, and Seattle is no exception. The short-term and long-term impact of COVID-19 on children and families continues to be at the forefront of our minds ...

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Jun 2020

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Extra Food Benefits for Students Receiving Free or Reduced Lunch

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) – Extra Food Benefits for Students Receiving Free or Reduced Lunch ALL students receiving Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL) are eligible for extra food benefits (Pandemic-EBT) for buying food through the summer. Summer funding can be up to $399 per student. No questions are asked about family immigration status ...

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