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.