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Family Resource Center

at Community Gatepath

Serving San Mateo County

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Parent Education

Gatepath's Family Resource Center provides a variety of parent training classes throughout San Mateo County:

Transition and IEP Training- parents will have a better understanding of the IEP process and what it involves.

  • The referral process for special education
  • Assessment methods
  • Collaboration with school district team
  • What to expect at an IEP meeting
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Parents rights
  • Fixing potential issues before they happen

Transition and IEP trainings are facilitated at different school districts and locations throughout the year. Please contact our office or check our calendar for the next training session.

CHC-Childrens Health Council


Children's Health Council (CHC) offers two semesters (fall/winter and winter/spring) of parent education classes for parents of young and school age children, as well as preteens and teens. Classes are taught by our specialists and take place at the Children's Health Council. Classes cover a range of topics for typically developing kids (e.g., Getting Your Child to Sleep and Managing Internet Use) and for kids facing specific problems (e.g., Disorganized & Distracted: Helping Kids with ADHD Symptoms and Helping Your Worried Child Relax).

Parents Place-San Mateo


We provide parent coaching and consultations, parent workshops, parent/child activity groups and ongoing seminars for busy families of children, birth through the teen years. If you have parenting topics or issues of interest that you do not find here, feel free to give us a call with your suggestions for future topics.

Parents Helping Parents (PHP)


PHP has a team of staff that are here to speak with you on the phone or meet with you in person (please make appointment) to assist you in identifying the resources, services and information that best meets your needs.

We do that by listening to your needs, helping to sort out what is available at PHP, in the community, through public benefits and private providers.

The department staff speak English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. We have access to those that speak additional languages to assist through the mentor/support parent program.