Rio Rancho After School Programs

Rio Rancho After School Programs

Posted on April 25, 2019

Finding the best educational and enrichment activities for children is a parent’s top priority. In addition to schools, choosing the best before-and-after-care programs can spark a child’s creativity and reinforce positive overall mental, physical and academic wellness. These elements are critical in helping children develop into empathetic leaders with the skills to solve problems and strengthen communities.

S.A.F.E. is a nationally recognized before-and-after school enrichment program that partners with non-profit organizations, museums and musicians to offer experiential learning, (and importantly) at no extra cost to families! The Students Achieving for Excellence (S.A.F.E.) Program at Rio Rancho Public Schools is actively enriching the quality of life for Mariposa residents with children enrolled in the school district.

The program empowers children to succeed socially and academically through quality enrichment, learning and role modeling experiences. Put simply, kids are learning by doing and participating!

Rio Rancho Public Schools began their after-school efforts in 2001 and launched S.A.F.E. in 2004. Today the program serves more than 1,000 students and offers ten distinct programs utilizing a variety of learning spaces. Activities may include literacy, dance, sports, music, math club, chess, arts and crafts, gym games and hands-on science. If your child has an interest, S.A.F.E. likely has a program. Registration occurs twice a year and is ongoing during the school year if a S.A.F.E. site has openings. Note, it’s not daycare and there’s no drop-in service.

To build background knowledge and a passion for learning, the district has partnered with renowned organizations such as the Santa Fe Opera, the National Museum of Atomic Science and History, Jazzercise, Explora Children’s Museum, Be Greater Than Average, Wildlife Rescue and more.

The S.A.F.E. Program believes that every child will have a sense of belonging and will be respected for individual and cultural diversity. The S.A.F.E. staff is dedicated to making a critical contribution to the academic, social, and physical development of each student served.

Get your kid involved! See this page for registration information and find a program that suits your child’s interest:

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