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 – 8:45am – 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 7:00am-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 (3-5 days/week)
Open many days public school is closed, with a modified schedule on school district early dismissal and late opening days


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 4, in the PA Keystone STARS tiered system of quality improvement.

Contact Information:

Program Director: Ursula Peterson ([email protected]), 610-544-4555 x250