Eastern Florida State College Closes Lab School, Launch Learning to Continue Preschool Programming
By Space Coast Daily // July 7, 2022
Launch Learning created to provide old Lab School programs, along with newer programs
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Eastern Florida State College Lab School ended its 55+-year tenure in Brevard County in May 2022.
With the closing of the EFSC Lab School, new nonprofit Launch Learning has been created to provide the old Lab School programs along with newer programs to support the needs of Brevard County.
In August 2022, the Launch Learning program will continue with the Lab School vision. Enrollment began in March, and the Launch Learning classrooms are filling up with new and enthusiastic families, even as construction continues on the brand-new building on Merritt Island.
The Launch Learning team embraces the weight of continuing the Lab School legacy, knowing that expectations were set high by inspiring directors like Barbara Young and Gail Buchanan.
Launch Learning is committed to maintaining excellence in education as well as to supporting families of young children in Brevard County, just as the Lab School has for so many years.
“Our team is honored to carry the torch of helping grow confident families here on the Space Coast,” said Launch Learning Executive Director Jonnah Buchanan.
“We have seen the Lab School mission fulfilled in so many families and are thrilled to be able to provide this asset to the next generation.
Launch Learning offers unique programming that sets it apart from many traditional preschools, including social-emotional learning, Parent Connect workshops, “Fun Trail” physical skills, a sensory-rich environment, nature-based creative play, S.T.E.M. and enrichment programs.
To learn more about Launch Learning’s program offerings for infants through preschoolers and enrollment information, or to enroll, visit 321Launch.org or call 321-453-6597.
As a legacy program of Eastern Florida State College Lab School, Launch Learning continues to build upon the emphasis of play-based learning, social and emotional development, parent education, and community involvement.
Launch Learning Preschool is an early childhood education program that fosters a love of learning through a balanced curriculum of purposeful play and guided education.
Launch Learning’s developmentally appropriate, play-based program provides a well-rounded education for children six weeks to four years old.
They offer a unique opportunity for parents, teachers, and children to work together, creating a connected school community that lays the foundation for joyful learning and academic success.
Log on to 321LAUNCH.org for more information.