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

Angelica Yarbrough
Lead Facilitator


Stephanie Garcia
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

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All SCVUSD35 schools will be closed Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27.


Despite our best efforts to keep our schools operational, we have learned today that we will not have sufficient staffing to safely supervise all students.  Regretfully, we will close schools for these dates.


We will continue to provide food service to any SCVUSD35 student at the following locations:


Calabasas School

131 Camino Maricopa


Coatimundi Middle School

490 E. Avenida Coatimundi


Rio Rico High School

590 Camino Lito Galindo


Meals will be provided at the following times:  Breakfast:  7:00-8:00 a.m., Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


No student ID will be required.  Unfortunately, no transportation will be available. Adult meals will be available for $2.25 (Breakfast) and $3.25 (Lunch).


Middle and high school scheduled athletic games will continue as scheduled, as will high school field trips.  Details regarding field trips will be provided by instructors.


The District Office and Welcome Center will remain open during regular business hours:  7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



Estimados padres: Este es el Distrito Escolar Unificado del Valle de Santa Cruz. Todas las escuelas del Distrito Escolar No. 35  estarán cerradas el jueves, 26 de abril y el viernes, 27 de abril. A pesar de nuestros mejores esfuerzos para mantener operativas nuestras escuelas, hoy hemos aprendido que no contaremos con personal suficiente para supervisar de manera segura a todos los estudiantes. Lamentablemente, cerraremos las escuelas para estas fechas.

 Continuaremos brindando servicio de alimentos a cualquier estudiante del Distrito Escolar No. 35 en las siguientes ubicaciones: Escuela Calabasas 131 Camino Maricopa Escuela secundaria de Coatimundi 490 E. Avenida Coatimundi y en  Rio Rico High School 590 Camino Lito Galindo.  Las comidas se proporcionarán en los siguientes horarios: Desayuno: de 7:00 a 8:00 a.m., almuerzo: de 11:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m. No se requiere identificación de estudiante. Lamentablemente, no habrá transporte disponible. Las comidas para adultos estarán disponibles por $ 2.25 (desayuno) y $ 3.25 (almuerzo).

Los juegos atléticos programados para la escuela secundaria y preparatoria continuarán según lo programado, al igual que los viajes extra curriculares de la escuela secundaria. Los instructores proporcionarán detalles sobre los viajes extra curriculares.

 La Oficina de Distrito y el Centro de Bienvenida permanecerán abiertos durante el horario de atención habitual: de 7:30 a.m. a 4:00 p.m.