Rio Grande School


EC/K Program

Dear RGS Community,
Through a collaborative and reflective process we have been considering how best to serve our Early Childhood and Kindergarten families with our amazing team of educators.
We are excited to share with you the new opportunities presented to us for the 2019–2020 school year. Daisy Dominguez will bring her skills and experience into Grandes to join our Grandes Associate and ‘child whisperer’ Peggy Aragon. In Grandes, Daisy and Peggy will have the support and opportunity to develop and integrate the Reggio Emilia–inspired program as was introduced to Pequenos this year by both Stephanie and Daisy. Stephanie Valdez has accepted the position of Pequenos co-lead to ensure the continuity and strengthening of the existing program in Pequenos. In the meantime, another co-lead educator will be sought to balance and blend this team. Ronnie Renner-Ullius is returning to her role as EC After Care Lead educator and EC Floater as she wants to remain connected to the program as well as have more personal time.
The Early Childhood team, in collaboration with Alison and Kelly in Kindergarten, are very excited about continuing to build an integrated EC\K program. The entire team's enthusiasm and commitment combined with their talent and experience give us extraordinary possibilities to consolidate a cohesive program to support each child’s growth and development.
We look forward to sharing news about the appointment of Stephanie’s co-lead within the next few weeks.
Nigel Taplin                          
Head of School           
Pat Bonner
EC Director