Santa Cruz Valley Students
Family Resource Center

Rio Rico Family Resource Center LogoThe Rio Rico Family Resource Center helps families with children aged 0-5 in Santa Cruz County to prepare for kindergarten. We provide free classes, activities, and social events. Children who attend the Family Resource Center do better on their DIBELS standardized tests when they arrive to kindergarten. Parents stress less and have a more realistic expectation of how to involve and support their child’s learning.

We invite you to come visit and meet our staff.

Kindergarten Readiness

Our kindergarten readiness classes will help prepare parents and children for their first school experience. We work with our kindergarten readiness students on sorting and counting; large and small motor skills; following directions; playing with other children; and recognizing letters, shapes, and numbers. We also offer practical lessons parents can use at home to help prepare their preschool-aged child for elementary school.

If your child will be attending kindergarten next school year, we highly encourage you to enroll him or her in our kindergarten readiness program this year. To sign up for this excellent program, call (520) 375-8680.

Family Resource Center Staff


  Jennifer Argyros
Program Director
(520) 375-8680

Bernadette Hernandez
Senior Instructional Specialist


Isabel Lechuga

Important Information

The Family Resource Center Program is funded by First Things First and administered by the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Santa Cruz County with: Nogales Unified School District #1, Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District #35, Patagonia Public School, and the Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools.

Location & Hours of Operation

131 Camino Maricopa
Rio Rico, AZ 85648
(520) 375-8680

Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Monthly Events

We invite you to download or print our schedule of free activities.

teacher and student


Governor Ducey and Superintendent Hoffman announced the extended closure of Arizona schools until the end of the 2019–2020 school year as a necessary step in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Although all school sites and activities will remain closed through the end of the school year, the at-home learning opportunities which have been communicated by your student's school will continue as planned. 

Meal services for students will also continue throughout the remainder of the school year.