Sarah Dunkin

Welcome to the Gladstone Center for Children and Families!  

Our Center is a unique collaboration of community partners and the Gladstone School District.  Together we serve as the first stepping stone of support and learning for our youngest children and their families.  

GCCF is an unprecedented resource connecting services and education within one beautiful space where all are welcome!  

Our learning environments, including Head Start, Gladstone Teaching Preschool and our dynamic Kindergarten team are where “Growing Great People” begins.  Our focus is to meet every child where they are and build upon the lived experiences and backgrounds of the families we serve in a responsive, anti-biased/ anti-racist model of instruction.  

It is an honor to serve as the leader of the GCCF.  I will continue to build upon the established legacy and grow the vision of providing an experience where meeting the educational, physical, social and emotional needs of our community’s children are foundational to “Growing Great People.” 

As we look to the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, we know our learning experience will be different as a result of COVID-19.  As the details and plans unfold for how this school year will look for our Kindergarten students, we will be sure to keep you informed throughout the process.  Together, we can do this!  


Sarah Dunkin
Early Learning Director/Kindergarten Principal
Gladstone Center for Children & Families
(503) 496-3939