It’s been promoted on Disney Channel since last October that Disney Junior will be replacing the Playhouse Disney brand for its preschool programming block.  Disney Junior will launch on February 14th, 2011 and will run from 4:00am – 2:00pm (ET/PT) weekdays, and from 4:00am – 9:00am on weekends.

Three new half-hour series premieres will also launch on February 14th: “Jane and the Never Land Pirates,” “Babar and the Adventures of Badou” and “Tinga Tinga Tales.”

Disney also plans on launching a full-time Disney Junior station in January 2012 which will replace the SoapNet channel.