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Community Education/ETC




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.ETC has been 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. 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 child's school for an application form or look for one in school offices.  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 form is also available for download HERE

ETC is open until 6 pm on regular school days. Hours are 7 am until 6 pm on Snow Days unless conditions are too dangerous such as a state of emergency declared by the governor or the parking lots cannot be cleared.  Full day programs take place at one location 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.  We try to post updates on our Facebook page at WCPS Explorer Time Company - ETC.


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During the next few months, ETC will be rolling out the implementation of a new software product for child care management.  The name of the program is SmartCare.  Upon enrollment to ETC you may get an email from Smartcare asking you to set up an account.  Please read the handout to know what to expect. Download the handout HERE



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