What’s new at the GCCF?

Tooth Taxi provides free dental care to Gladstone kids
The Gladstone Center for Children and Families [GCCF] hosted a visit from the Tooth Taxi, a mobile dental van. Dental van staff provided free dental screenings to every student at John Wetten Elementary and the GCCF. Dentists provided additional services to 38 Gladstone students, including cleanings, sealants, fillings, crowns, and extractions. The care provided is valued at over $55,000. The Arrow Dental van was also on site providing free care to adults.

Rotary donates to Gladstone Center for Children & Families
The Gladstone/Oak Lodge Rotary Club donated $1,000 to the kindergarten at the Gladstone Center for Children and Families. The funds will provide class sets of books each month to help children learn to read.

Cool gift idea: Recreation program offers dance, martial arts, & sports classes!
Gladstone’s community schools program offers low-cost classes and recreation programs for children, teens, and adults. Youth classes range from hip-hop and ballet to martial arts, sports, and driver education.. Adult courses include watercolor and oil painting, yoga, first aid, investing, and Spanish. To register, visit www.gladstone.k12.or.us or call 503.650.2570.

GCCF offers monthly parenting classes
Help is available to parents of children six and under thanks to a series of monthly parenting classes at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families [GCCF]. All classes are free, with free dinner and childcare provided. Each class runs once a month from 6 to 8 p.m. September through June at 18905 Portland Avenue. To register, call Chelsea Hamilton at 503.367.9116 or email ClackamasParenting@gmail.com. Courses include:

Beautiful Babies: Meets every first Thursday This class is for moms & dads who are expecting or have children under 18 months old. Topics include child development and milestones, parenting styles, self-care, sleep, feeding, and playing with your baby.

Terrific Toddlers: Meets every second Thursday This class is for parents with children 18 months to 3 years old. Topics include toilet training, child safety, positive discipline, learning through play, and encouraging language and social development.

Growing Up: Meets every 3rd Thursday This class is for parents with children age 3 to 6. Topics include school readiness and adjustments, healthy screen time, nutrition, love languages, and positive sibling relationships.