EXPLORER TIME COMPANY (ETC) AFTER SCHOOL CHILDCARE FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 879-4628
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.
2019-2020 School Year Registration form 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 state government or the parking lots cannot be cleared. Full day programs ( Snow Days, Teacher Training Days) are available at a separate daily rate and 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 and accepted into 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.
E.T.C. FULL DAYS WHEN SCHOOL IS CLOSED
When school is closed for a scheduled break, ETC offers full-day childcare on some of those dates. The full-day location for all schools for 2019-20 is at Simmons Elementary School. Children must be registered for ETC during the current school year in order to attend a full day program. All scheduled full days must be reserved and paid for in advance. Reservation forms are available at each school site. The deadlines for registration will be announced in August 2019. ETC is closed on Christmas and Spring Break.
Full Day Date Reservation Deadline ( tba)
Fall Teacher Training Day
Spring Teacher Training Day
(ETC is closed during Spring Break)
Snow Days and NTI Full Days will also be held at Simmons Elementary but reservations are not necessary. There is a separate daily rate for full day care. Children must already be registered for ETC during the current school year. Morning and afternoon snack is provided, but students must provide their own lunch.
ETC uses a childcare specific computer billing and attendance program called SmartCare.
Upon enrollment to ETC you may get an email from Smartcare asking you to set up an account.
You may also get an email containing a bill that looks like it came from your child's school. These just test billings and you should disregard it. Please read the handout to know what to expect. Download the handout HERE
DISTRICT VOLUNTEER HANDBOOK
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. Please contact the individual school you wish to work in for more specific scheduling, forms, and procedures. The handbook can be accessed here. Volunteers need to read the handbook, fill out the back page, and have it on file at each school they serve.