Kindergarten Complement Program (Explorers)

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The courtyard area behind the Swarthmore-Rutledge Elementary School, 100 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081 ( Conveniently located within walking distance to the Swarthmore SEPTA regional rail station, Swarthmore College, and the Swarthmore town center.)

Program Hours/Enrollment Options:

AM Explorers – 8:30am – 12:15/12:45pm, with bus transportation provided to WES or NPE
PM Explorers – 11:30am/12:15pm – 3:30pm, with bus transportation provided from WES or NPE

Extended day enrollment options include:

Before School Club 7:15am-8:15/8:45am, with bus transportation provided to Wallingford Elementary School or Nether Providence Elementary School
After School Club (K-3rd grade) 3:30-6:00pm at an out-of-school time program location, with bus transportation provided to the Wallingford Afterschool Club (WASC)
Flexible, part-week enrollment option (2-5 days/week)
Open many days public school is closed, with a modified schedule on school district early dismissal and late opening days


Healthy morning and/or afternoon snack provided, including many whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables. Children bring lunch from home in their backpack.


The Explorer Program is nationally accredited through the Council on Accreditation (COA) and has attained the highest level, STAR 4A, in the PA Keystone STARS tiered system of quality improvement.

Contact Information:

Program Coordinator: Beth Camagna (, 610-544-1320


For more information, download our Explorer Flyer 2019-2020  To register for the Explorers program, please visit the Admission- Initial Application page to download the current Application and Fee Agreement.