WAWASEE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS: 2020 LaunchPad Family Friendly Business

Monday, March 8, 2021


We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2020 LaunchPad Family Friendly Business award is Wawasee Community Schools!


The mission of Wawasee Community Schools is to partner with students, families and the community to meet the needs of all students and empower them to reach their highest potential. One of the many ways they ensure that their students are successful is by supporting the families of their teachers and staff so they are able to continue meeting the needs of their students.

In August of 2020, Wawasee Community Schools partnered with LaunchPad to open two on-site early

learning programs. One of the programs is open only to children of Wawasee Community School teachers and staff. They are able to bring their children to Syracuse Elementary School, where they receive high-quality and affordable child care.


Wawasee Community Schools also opened a second early learning program at North Webster Elementary that serves as a preschool to children in the community. Former Superintendent Tom Edington said, “After working with LaunchPad, we realized an immediate need for childhood services in our area. Requests came from area businesses who were losing quality employees due to an unmet child care need.” Both programs are using a high-quality research-based curriculum called HighScope Approach.


Thank you, Wawasee Community Schools for helping to fulfill a great need in our community and congratulations on receiving this well-deserved award. This award is sponsored by Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice.