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Community Education/ETC



The ETC Program will be offered during most weeks of the summer with a full-day program (7am until 6pm) at Simmons Elementary. Children need to be at least 5 years old and have attended Kindergarten to be eligible to attend.  Weeks of attendance must be reserved in advance and payment is due before attendance.  The Summer Application packet and reservation calendar is available for download here:  ETC Summer Registration Packet  Summer Registration Calendar  Please note the due dates for each week's reservation calendar.  

Please return completed packet to school site coordinators, to Program Manager Sharon Cole at our office in Simmons Elementary. Information can also be emailed or faxed to : sharon.cole@woodford.kyschools.us  FAX: 859-873-1328. For questions, call 859-879-4628.


Students must be at least 5 years old and have begun Kindergarten to attend (due to state licensing regulations). Explorer Time Company is a state licensed after-school program that operates at each of Woodford County's elementary schools.ETC has participated with the STARS Quality 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 experience. Daily activities include a snack, physical activity, homework time,  structured projects, or exploration time in interest centers. 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 sharon.cole@woodford.kyschools.us 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.  It can be emailed to Sharon Cole or faxed to : 859-873-1328.  

The 2018-19 digital registration from will be available for download at this page soon.

ETC is open until 6pm on regular school days. Hours are 7am until 6pm on Snow Days unless conditions are too dangerous such as a state of emergency declared by the governor.  Full day programs take place at one locaton that will be announced in advance.

ETC will also be open for its full day program on Non-Traditional Instruction Days (NTI).  During NTI days, students will have a short opportunity to work on NTI assigned school work  during the day's activity schedules, however due to the varied assignments and age levels, staff may not be able to offer one on one assistance. Some computer time should be available as well for those who have work assignments in their google classroom. 

Students must be registered in the ETC program before they can attend any 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. 


Woodford County Public Schools

330 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, KY 40383

Phone: 859-879-4600
Fax: 859-879-3961