About Us

Rio Grande Education Collaborative has grown over the last decade to be the biggest After School services provider in the state of New Mexico.

RGEC continues to provide its high-quality academic enrichment program to families and communities through more than 60+ school sites in the state of New Mexico.  Our response to families’ needs has made RGEC a trusted name among parents and children alike.

Our VISION at the Rio Grande Educational Collaborative (RGEC) is to dedicate our organization to preparing children, family and community for life-long success. The MISSION of RGEC is to leverage resources and opportunities to create a continuum of services to support the social and academic dreams of children, their families and their communities. We provide pathways to success through the development, application and management of services – primarily before and after school programs- to children from all walks of life. 

It is especially important to provide programs that are safe, fun and enrich the lives of young children. The RGEC programs have learning models in each section of the day, before and after school, with the intention of providing safe, structured enrichment to children. Our before school program is designed to address the students’ needs with targeted strategies. Students have the opportunity to explore a range of activities through our Four Corners Model each morning. They are able to rotate freely through each “corner”:  the “creative corner”“strategic games” corner, “active corner”, and “homework and literacy” corner.  Later in the day, in our after school program we utilize our very own proprietary enrichment model called E-CUBEDTM.   E-CUBED: Exploration, Enrichment, and Education was designed to improve academic outcomes for elementary school students through a disguised learning method which is intended to compliment work being done by teachers, involving parents, and keeping young minds engaged in learning in a variety of core subjects. Curriculum for both Before and Afterschool programming is based on state academic standards. Moreover, RGEC works to ensure all enrichment activities are aligned with each school’s Education Plan for Student Success (EPSS).

Our programs, however, do not stop there. We utilize a highly qualified program staff that must consistently receive professional development to ensure their skill levels remain strong. Additionally, in many of our Before and After School Programs we license these childcare sites through New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department to ensure a unique level of safety standards exist and the best practices are followed. At RGEC, we package strong academic curriculum with safe nurturing learning environments directed by highly qualified personnel. Finally, to capture the interest and imagination of children we offer creative and exciting ways to learn, while enjoying this supplemental part of their school day.

Rio Grande Education Collaborative (RGEC) is an entity under The Atrisco Companies. The Atrisco Companies evolved from the historic Atrisco Land Grant, one of the most storied Spanish land grants common to our southwestern states. This 17th Century land grant system established settlement and economic development in the New World, and early settlers of New Mexico gained their livelihoods from the land. Today, the Atrisco Companies continue the rich traditions of their ancestors by providing community based business services in all of their entities. The Atrisco Companies have bridged their past with their future. To learn more about the Atrisco Companies go to www.atriscocompanies.com.


Parents, please click on the video above to view our before/after school program in action!

RGEC is Hiring, APPLY NOW!

RGEC is currently looking for Instructors and Site Supervisors for our 2021-2022 Before and After School Sites. Applicants must have a high school diploma and a minimum of two years’ experience working with children, bi-lingual encouraged to apply. CLICK HERE to download application.

These following documents to move forward with the interview or hiring process.

  • 1. Completed Application
  • 2. Updated Resume
  • 3. High School Diploma / College Diploma
  • 4. Original Driver’s license and Social Security card (If they don’t have one or the other a passport, birth certificate or Military ID).

If you can’t submit an application online, please bring completed applications into our office at 6260 Riverside Plaza Lane NW, Suite A or email to achavez@atrisco.org

Ask Yourself..

Is your child RGEC smart?

CLICK HERE to see how we can help your student today!

When exploring different options for your child’s before- and after-school care, it’s common to have a list of questions, from how lessons are structured to what the fees are. One of our goals at Rio Grande Educational Collaborative (RGEC) is to be as accessible as possible, so today we’d like to share with you a list of the most common questions we get from parents like you:

Parents Q & A

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Online Registration is now available through EZ Child Track for all RGEC Fee schools! Kinder through 5th!

CLICK HERE for Online Registration