Parent Resource

Q: What exactly do the kids do after school?

A. We work in partnership with each school and family to design the program that meets their specific needs. We draw upon the most effective academic enrichment, physical fitness, nutritional and life skills programs to challenge children and make learning fun. We provide the time, the place, and the assistance to ensure your child completes their homework correctly. During the enrichment hour, students will engage in hands-on lessons that cover core subjects, as well as innovative enrichment topics like art, science experiments, and entrepreneurship

Q: Who will be watching and teaching my child?

A. Our staff is the heart of our program and is what sets us apart from the average after school providers. They are selected to be on our team because of their credentials, their love for children, their cooperative attitude, and their talents working with kids. Each staff member has undergone their respective school district and CYFD background screenings, taken CPR and first aid trainings, and complete a minimum of 24 hours of childcare training courses. Our credentialed program professionals have designed an engaging curriculum, focused on developing the whole child.

Q: How much does it cost?

Grant Schools:

A. RGEC is the largest grant-funded provider in New Mexico. Thousands of dollars in grant funding are awarded each year to RGEC for after school care and summer programs, enabling us to provide free services to children at the qualifying schools. (See Grant Schools List).

Fee Schools:

A: For the current school year, our fee-based programs require a $25 non-refundable registration fee, and $79/weekly fee for before and after school care, or $74/weekly fee for a second child in the same family. We offer drop-in rates as well, $18/day for before school program $28/day for after school and $33/day for early release day. Payments are collected on a weekly basis throughout the school year. RGEC strives to keep costs at a minimum for families, and our prices are consistently lower than other peer programs. Considering that RGEC combines lessons, lite dinner/snacks, and access to enrichment partners with childcare, we believe our program is the best value available. Income eligible families can attend FREE or for a reduced monthly co-pay through the New Mexico Early Childhood Education & Care Department (ECECD).

Q: Can homeschooled students participate in the BASP program?

A: Yes, RGEC provides before and after school (BASP) programs for homeschooled students across New Mexico. We have programs in Albuquerque, Los Lunas/Belen, Socorro, and Edgewood/Moriarty.

Learn more about our BASP programs for homeschooled students.

Q: Do you charge if my student doesn’t attend?

A: The weekly fee will be charged at the beginning of the week, regardless of student attendance. RGEC understands that families go on trips or make other arrangements for their children sometimes. If you know your child will be absent from the program for a week, please send an email to to notify us 1 week prior to the absence. Failure to do so may result in being charged for the week your child was absent.


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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 2023-2024 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

Frequently Asked Questions.

Ask Yourself..

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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!

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