At Rio Grande Educational Collaborative, we are committed to creating quality after-school programs that enrich the lives and education of our students. Our program is divided into two parts – dedicated homework time and help, and our enrichment programs. Today we’d like to introduce you to our enrichment programs, and how we structure the day so kids can enjoy exploratory activities with real learning underneath.
The RGEC program is designed to augment instruction in core subjects, and also offer additional lessons in areas that are no longer offered, or are minimally offered, within a regular school day. This means that students in our program will have the opportunity to engage in fun learning activities that teach skills in math and reading, along with other topics such as arts and music, games and sports, drama, nature and science, computers, and nutrition and fitness.
With a range of grade levels and topics that we cover, kids are divided into groups so they can rotate through the different activities. The groups are split with kindergarten through second graders learning about one topic, while third through fifth grade students engage in another topic.
For example, we may offer enrichment classes in science and drama on Monday and Wednesday, and then the kids will have a lesson in a non-core area on Tuesday and Thursday.
In a single week, students may learn about robotics from a visiting expert on engineering and then learn the basics of starting and running a business using the Lemonade Day curriculum. Over the course of the week, all kids will rotate through each lesson.
All students in our program must complete their homework before they can participate in enrichment activities. If homework isn’t finished within that hour, these students will have extra help from a member of our staff. Once all homework is complete, students can rejoin the group for the day’s lessons.
RGEC makes after-school time easy and fun for families and kids. Our goal is to enhance the education that kids receive during the school day, while also providing professional care and homework help.
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