About TLP


The mission of The Launching Pad Child Development Center is to provide quality care and early education to children six weeks through ten years of age whose families are affiliated with the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center and the surrounding communities.

We are committed to providing a diverse learning environment that exceeds the highest state and national accreditation standards, nurtures a professional staff, recognizes individual needs of children and provides support to their families in partnership with varied community resources.

USDA Non Discrimination Clause

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. 

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The Launching Pad opened in 1990; and in 1994, the ACECC, Inc., was established to serve the children of the employees of the MMAC through an on-site childcare center.  In April 1999, The Launching Pad began official accreditation processes by the National Association of Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and accreditation was attained in February 2001, and that accreditation has been maintained ever since.  The Launching Pad has been awarded a five star rating by the State of Oklahoma Department of Human Services.

ACECC, Inc. is governed by a Board of Directors.  The Launching Pad Center Director and Assistant Director are interviewed, hired, and supervised by the Board of Directors.  The Center Director is responsible for staff supervision and daily operation of The Launching Pad; and the Board of Directors provides counsel and supervision to the Center Director and Assistant Director as necessary.  Except for closed sessions, all meetings of the Board of Directors are open to all corporate members.  Corporate members include, but are not limited to, all parents of children enrolled at The Launching Pad.