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Young Explorers Extended Care

Young Explorers, formerly Extended Care, is offered to parents of students in PreKindergarten through Grade 5. Middle School students must be supervised after school during sports practices or at Learning Lodge.


The Young Explorers Extended Care program is a service offered within the Lower School that is intended to accommodate families with busy schedules. Students on campus before 7:45 a.m. or after 3:15 p.m. are required to be enrolled in the Young Explorers program, which is managed by the very same faculty and staff who know your child(ren) well. Due to a wide range of dietary needs and/or restrictions, parents must provide a healthy daily snack for their child. To ensure student safety, every adult assigned to staff the Young Explorers program is certified in Standard Precautions/CPR/First Aid.

For the 2023-2024 school year, Young Explorers will be held from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and from 7:00 to 8:45 a.m. on Wednesdays. In the afternoons, it will be held daily from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m.

Registration for Young Explorers is required. Due to limited availability, we cannot accommodate drop-in appointments.

Family Procedures and Policies 23-24 (Download here)

Contact Young Explorers:

719-434-3540 (during school day)

719-434-3545 (after school PK-1st)

719-434-3543 (after school 2nd-5th)

Young Explorers Fees

Time Cost
7:00–7:45 a.m. (M, T, TH, F)
7:00–8:45 a.m. (W)
$10/hour, with a 1-hour minimum.
3:15–5:30 p.m.
$10/hour, with a 1-hour minimum.

Due to limited availability, we ask that you do your best to utilize care on the day for which you've registered.

NOTE: You will be billed based on usage and will not need to specify the time you will be picking up your child when you register for Young Explorers. No-shows will be charged. Continuous no-shows may result in the loss of Young Explorers' privileges in consideration of the other community members who may need the service.

If a child is still at Young Explorers after 5:30 p.m. and a parent has not called, a staff member will remain with the child while attempting to notify all available contacts provided by the parent in FACTS. Other persons authorized to pick-up the child will be called and the Early Childhood Director will be notified. Excessive late pick-ups will result in Young Explorers being withdrawn.