A young girl gets a vaccine shot.
COVID-19 Vaccines Approved for Older Children
FDA, CDC recommend Pfizer vaccine for kids 12 and up
With a wholesale return to in-person schooling planned for the fall across the country, including in Miami-Dade County, parents are now asking themselves how safe will the return be? Fortunately, the question can now be answered in large part by parents and children themselves.
Two girls enjoy the water on floats.
Summer Safety: 7 Ways to Make Sure Kids Have a Safe, Enriching Summer
Social distancing, sun protection, water safety and more
With summer on the horizon, many children are eager to ditch the masks, let loose and camp, play and chill like its 2022. But vaccinated or not, parents must ensure that their children play it safe whether online or at the pool. By taking sensible precautions, they can have the most refreshing, productive and healthiest summer recreation possible and recharge their spirit in those eternal sunshine (and tropical storm) months of June, July and August.
Book of the Month: My Day with the Panye
Written by Tami Charles
Reading with your children can be an early life bond that will last for your entire lives. When the subject of that reading is the actual bond that develops between parents and their children through everyday and extraordinary experiences, then the impact can be even stronger. My Day with Panye (big basket) is a story about a young girl's dream to carry a big basket on her head to the market, just like her mother. It turns out to be harder than expected, but the experiences of her day shared with her mother fill her with love and growth.

Along with My Day with Panye, this month’s selection of books from the Miami-Dade Public Library System celebrate children sharing experiences, characteristics and, most importantly, love with their parents.
African-American children build a mini ferris wheel during summer camp.
Summer 305 Adventure Combines Fun and Learning
The Trust partners with school district to combat COVID-19 Slide
Getting and keeping your kids on track academically has always been a challenge. Throw in a worldwide pandemic and a wholesale move to virtual learning for more than a year and the desperation for our kids to go back to school to reconnect with traditional learning is strong.
Miami Diaper Bank staff and volunteers ready to distribute diapers.
Miami Diaper Bank Comes Through When Things Get Messy
Trust-funded CBO increases distribution efforts during pandemic
In April of last year, when the country’s collective panic over the pandemic started to hit its high, countless headlines pointed out the troubling and perplexing disappearance of toilet paper from practically all retail shelves. But not much was said about diapers, even though there was a similar run on the critical commodity for parents and their young children.
Parent Resources
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Looking for a summer camp for your child? The Children's Trust funds different camps that stress engaging, entertaining and educational camps.
The new, improved and expanded Children’s Trust Book Club offers free, monthly books by mail for children from 0-5 living in Miami-Dade.
The Children’s Trust Parent Club offers FREE, countywide workshops on relevant topics about raising children that are successful, healthy, and happy. 
Helpful Links for Coronavirus Related Information
Miami-Dade County’s Coronavirus page on where and how to sign up to get COVID-19 Vaccine:
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has a special web page with Coronavirus information,
updates and tips.

Florida Department of Health’s Coronavirus page.
The Miami-Dade School Board also has a Coronavirus page, as well as a Parent Guide to the Novel Coronavirus.
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