Community Education/ETC


The  Summer Explorer Time Company enrichment program will begin Thursday May 25th and will continue through Wednesday August 3rd.  The hours of operation will be from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  We will be closed the entire week of July 4th. This year’s location will be at Simmons Elementary. The fees for participation include two snacks daily and lunch on most days through the Summer Feeding Program.   Students from 1st grade through 6th may participate. (Due to child care licensing regulations, 5 year olds must start attending Kindergarten before they can participate in the school-age care program, therefore they cannot attend summer ETC)

We are "Cooking Up Some Fun" for all our students! Join us as we present our regular enrichment program of games, crafts, literacy, and physical activity  while we add in some extra elements of cooking, life skills, health and nutrition with fun, special visitors, and (hopefully) delicious activities!  Questions?  Call 859-879-4628



Explorer Time Company is now accepting registrations for the 2017-18 school year. Students must be at least 5 years old to attend. Explorer Time Company is a licensed after school program that operates at each of Woodford Countys elementary schools.ETC has participated with the STARS Quailty Program since  2010 and is currently a 2 star program.In 2009 ETC was awarded the "Outstanding After School Award" by Kentucky Community Education Association (KCEA)

Our goal at ETC is to offer a safe and fun environment for students to explore and be exposed to activities that they normally wouldn't have the opportunity to. Explorer Time Company has an open door policy and encourages you to stop by and see what we offer our students every day.

If you would like more information about ETC you can contact our program manager, Sharon Cole at or by calling 879-4628 or 621-1621.

Explorer Time Company (ETC)  after school enrichment child care registration is ongoing at each district elementary school. Please see the ETC coordinator at your childs school for an application form.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 859-879-4628. You can also obtain a registration form at this link. It can be emailed to Sharon Cole or faxed to : 859-873-1328.  

CLICK HERE for 17-18 ETC Registration Packet Download: /userfiles/476/my files/17-18 registration packet.pdf?id=8109

ETC is open from 7am until 6pm on Snow Days unless conditions are too dangerous such a state of emergency declared by the governor.  

ETC will alo be open for its full day program on Non-Traditional Instruction Days (NTI).  During NTI days, students will have an opportunity to work on previously assigned school work at several sessions during the day's activity schedules.  

Students must be registered in the ETC program before they can attend on full days.  

If ETC has to be closed for dangerous conditions, families will be notified by the One Call Now system and/or email as early as possible.


Woodford County Schools is fortunate to have a strong and dedicated volunteer corps who assist in many capacities in all schools.  The volunteer handbook outlines policies and procedures that assure a safe and effective experience for all.  If you need a hard copy or desire face to face training, please contact your school to arrange a session through Community Education.  The handbook can be accessed here.  Volunteers are asked to fill out the back page and have it on file at each school they serve.