February 11, 2021








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The Children's Trust Announces
Grant Opportunities Available Now
Help Me Grow: Request for Proposals (RFP)
To select one entity to implement the Help Me Grow Florida (HMGF) system model in Miami-Dade County for early identification of developmental and/or behavioral concerns in children ages birth through 8 years old, including linking families with community-based services and supports.
Response Deadline: March 22, 2021, 5 p.m.

Afterschool Meals Program Food Sponsor: Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
To select one entity as an approved Department of Health (DOH) Afterschool Meals Program (AMP) Food Sponsor in Miami-Dade County to provide daily snacks (during after-school hours), lunches (when programs operate during full days), suppers (for sites serving participants in need) and beverages for participating children in The Children’s Trust funded youth development (YD) programs.
Response Deadline: April 19, 2021, 5 p.m.

Both grant opportunities have been released. A combined virtual Bidders' Conference & Application Training is scheduled for Thursday, February 11. Register to attend below.
Reading Explorers Available to Support Youth After-School & Summer Programs *
Reading Explorers coaches are eager to support youth after-school program staff in their work with children whether they are offering in-person, virtual or hybrid services. Coaching is personalized to further enhance both whole group and differentiated literacy instruction, and includes free evidence-based resources and curriculum materials to maximize students’ learning.

Planning for summer? Reading Explorers can help your program gear up to combat the COVID-19 learning slide. We can provide coaching to plan effective literacy programming to boost students’ success. We also have a highly-trained intervention team of certified tutors ready to deploy to YAS and early childhood education programs participating in Thrive by 5 to provide small-group tutoring to children entering grades K-2.

To request coaching and begin building a summer partnership, email below:
20-21 Renewal Timeline and Data Entry Reminder 
Attention all Trust-funded providers! Please note the renewals of our major initiatives will start in March and end in May 2021. It is imperative that your data is up to date in Trust Central-SAMIS. If you are experiencing any issues with data entry, please inform your program manager as soon as possible. As a reminder, the due date for all data entry for services provided through January 31, is February 28. Any data entered beyond that will not be taken into consideration for renewals.
Youth After-School K-5 Reminders
K-5 Attendance 
Daily attendance should be entered as usual. For participants that have moved from virtual to in-person services, ensure that attendance is no longer being entered under the virtual group. Attendance must be entered under the group that is attached to the site at which the participant attends. Group naming conventions should still include the fiscal year and the timeframe. Temporary site changes due to COVID protocols do not require a new group.

Assessments 
Mid-test assessments should have been completed by this time and should be entered as a mid-test admin point in SAMIS. As a reminder for providers that have transitioned back to in-person programming from virtual, the PACER assessment should have been completed at this time. If a participant is being tested with one of the assessments for the first time, as is the case for the PACER, this assessment score should also be entered as a mid-test admin-point, as it is being administered within the mid-test admin point timeframe.
Feature Your Organization in the MDGLR READy, Set, Go Miami! Early Literacy Toolkit
Would you like your organization to be featured in the READy, Set, Go Miami! early literacy toolkit produced by the Miami-Dade Grade Level Reading Campaign?

Please complete the short form below to add your program(s) to the toolkit’s RESOURCE LIST which will be provided to families participating in the initiative.
Virtual SPARK Training is Back!
The Children's Trust is sponsoring SPARK (Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids) training! These trainings are for contracted Youth Development K-5 providers using SPARK curriculum for fitness.

Upcoming date:
  • March 6

All trainings are held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Zoom link is provided after registration. Please limit registrations to two staff per agency per training. Go to Trust Academy to register!
Florida Grade Level Reading Webinars Supporting Early Reading
The Miami-Dade Grade Level Reading Campaign encourages you to sign up for the Florida Grade Level Reading Campaign's free webinar to support early reading presented by Dr. Paige Pullen from the Lastinger Center at the University of Florida. The intended audience is pre-K to 3rd grade after-school staff, summer learning staff, reading volunteers, paraprofessionals, etc. Certificates of participation will be provided at the end of the 1-hour webinar.

The 10:30 a.m. February 19 session is entitled "What is Phonological Awareness Anyway? Fun Games to Improve Students' Early Reading Development."
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities Training Opportunities *
Thursday, February 11, 1:30-4 p.m. or Wednesday, March 17, 9 a.m-12 p.m. *
An Introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act: Are you an Administrator, site director, or the person responsible for your organization meeting its legal obligations under the ADA? Join us to be sure you are up to date on enrollment, eligibility, reasonable accommodations, policies and procedures, and more. To receive credit, participants must be present throughout the training with their cameras on, and achieve 80% on the learning assessment. Zoom access information provided upon registration.

Thursday, March 4, 1-4 p.m. *
Navigating Community Resources – Unsure what’s available or where to find help for children with disabilities and their families? Join us for an introduction to the most helpful resources, and learn how to assist families navigate these systems of care.

To receive credit, participants must be present throughout the training with their cameras on, and achieve 80% on the learning assessment. Zoom access information provided upon registration.
Always available online:
Discovering Inclusion and Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Part 1.
Is your program looking for coaching, technical assistance, or other help with inclusion? Contact your Inclusion Specialist. Not sure who it is? Contact Pat Donovan at pdonovan@advocacynetwork.org.

It is the policy of The Advocacy Network on Disabilities to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in an accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in Advocacy Network on Disabilities trainings, please contact Pat Donovan, 305.204.2644 (cell) or pdonovan@advocacynetwork.org at least one week in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service.)
Injury Prevention Trainings
Childhood injury prevention capacity-building efforts facilitated by the Public Health Trust's Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Miami are offered to all Trust-funded providers via Zoom. Visit The Children's Trust Academy for full descriptions, meeting info and registration information.

  • Suicide Prevention Training Friday, Feb. 12; 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

  • Car Passenger Safety Tuesday, Feb. 16; 1-3 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Thursday, Feb.18; 1-2:15 p.m.

  • Poisoning Safety Training Tuesday, Feb. 23; 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Program Support From Project RISE
Providing programs with creative ideas/materials to make activities happen! 
As we navigate together through providing programming during a pandemic, Project RISE has found that programs may need extra materials.

  • Providers who are running in-person programming may find that they need more materials to avoid children touching shared items (i.e. balls, arts & crafts materials such as markers, glue, scissors, ingredients for science experiments, etc.) 
  • Providers who are running virtual programming may find that sending children and youth "activity kits" can allow them to do hands-on projects at home. This can increase the variety of activities that can be conducted virtually.

Project RISE can purchase materials for programs, deliver them and provide staff with coaching designed to best utilize these materials. For more information, please fill out the Request Coaching Assistance form here.
Become a Foster Parent
Hundreds of kids and teens in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties are in need of safe, loving homes through no fault of their own due to abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. Citrus Family Care Network is looking for people who want to change the life of a child. Open your home and your heart, " Become a Foster Parent."

For more information call 1.855.786.KIDS (5437), or Ben Morales at 305.608.9640, or visit:
Inspiring Stories Welcomed!
Trust-funded programs and initiatives throughout the community have been doing inspiring, life-changing and heroic work to provide for the children and families of Miami-Dade during the coronavirus pandemic. Please continue the good work and make sure to share their stories social media while tagging us. Also, don't forget to email your stories and latest triumphs!
From Other Agencies
Insurance Enrollment Through Florida KidCare Opens Feb.15 *
Beginning February 15 and through May 15, Floridians can enroll in Florida KidCare for comprehensive, affordable health insurance with the assistance of a Covering Florida Navigator, by scheduling a confidential and unbiased appointment for free.

Florida KidCare is the umbrella brand for the four government-sponsored health insurance programs – Medicaid, MediKids, Florida Healthy Kids and the Children’s Medical Services (CMS) Health Plan – that together provide a seamless continuum of coverage for Florida children from birth through the end of age 18. Benefits include doctor visits, surgeries, check-ups, immunizations, vison and hearing benefits, prescription medication, dental care, emergency care, hospital stays, and mental health services.

To make an appointment, call 877.813.9115, or click below:
Sign Your Organization Up for 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge *
YWCA South Florida is committed to supporting companies and organizations that are pursuing a proactive approach to addressing racial inequities and social injustices. To this end, it is relaunching its 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge in English and in Spanish starting February 15, during Black History Month to inspire informative conversations among the many cultures across Florida. In 2020, the 21-Day Challenge saw over 4,500 participants across 153 cities. Their goal is to reach 5,000 more participants through the Challenge to champion diverse and inclusive best practices.
Strengthen your social justice muscles. Please contact Angelica Ramcharran at email below to get your team enlisted in the 21 Day Challenge.
Systemic Racism in South Florida: The Past, The Present, The Future *
Join the YMCA of South Florida for a FREE virtual discussion during Black History Month on Systemic Racism in South Florida: The Past, The Present, The Future. The event will be held Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 6-8 p.m.. Recommended pre-event viewing: The Black Miami, a documentary by Dr. Marvin Dunn, available on Amazon Prime.
Parent to Parent of Miami Learning Opportunity *
Join Jeanette Cordova, Outreach Coordinator, as she updates school representatives, service agencies and community members on the mission, services and enrichment project at Parent to Parent of Miami. You will also learn how to refer families for support and meet some of our Education and Support Specialists. Open to Miami-Dade County Public School (M-DCPS) staff, services agencies, community members or anyone who wants to learn about Parent to Parent of Miami. Presented Tuesday's and Fridays in February from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Interested in a presentation to your agency, school, or other venue, please contact Jeanette Cordova directly at jcordova@ptopmiami.org.
Parent to Parent of Miami Support Group for Black and Haitian Families *
Join Parent to Parent of Miami online as it discusses with other parents, challenges with school and any concerns during this time of COVID. The Zoom workshops take place Feb. 10 and 24, from 3:45-5 p.m.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy *
Do you or someone you know have a 2 to 7 year old with challenging behaviors? Has being at home due to COVID worsened those behaviors or increased your parental stress? Citrus Health Network is offering telehealth sessions to help. Through parent-child interaction therapy ( PCIT) you will be able to improve your parent-child relationship and learn discipline techniques to manage difficult behaviors and reduce parental stress. Sessions are at no cost to you and can be done from the comfort of your home using telehealth.
NEW! Training in Spanish on Mental Health in Infants & Young Children
Florida Association for Infant Mental Health (FAIMH) Training Academy offers a 1-hour online introduction to infant/early childhood mental health on Feb. 25 in both Spanish (2:00 p.m.) and in English (12:30 p.m.)! The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how important mental health is--and has allowed us to be more willing to learn and speak about it. All caregivers of children (providers, teachers and parents) should know how mental health develops in our earliest years, and what impacts it positively or negatively. Open to all! Tickets $15-20.
FREE Food Distribution Event in West Perrine Feb. 22 *
Mothers Fighting for Justice and Miami-Dade Police Department South District in conjunction with Farm Share are hosting a free food distribution event on Monday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 17500 SW 104 Avenue in West Perrine. First come, first served until supplies last. Masks required

For more information call Romania Dukes at 850.901.1553.
The Miami Foundation’s Community Grants Now Open 
The Miami Foundation’s Community Grants is now open for applications! The updated program will invest in nonprofits, their work and their organizational strength to best serve Greater Miami. The community is ready for new ideas to address thriving youth and families, economic stability, and access to health. If you are working to advance equity or build long-term progress in these areas, please click for more information below and consider an application. Ideas are due on Feb. 26.
Virtual Informational Session on Employment Training Programs for Students with Disabilities
Join Miami-Dade County Public Schools for a virtual informational session on post high school employment training programs for students with disabilities ages 18-21 offered through Instructional System-wide Center, Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
- Project BRIDGE Shake-a-Leg
- Project SEARCH City of Hialeah
- Project SEARCH City of Miami
- Project SEARCH Zoo Miami

The event takes place Thursday, February 25, 6-7:30 p.m.
Positive Parenting Program at Federation of Families
The Triple P Parenting Program is for parents with children who have mild to moderate behavioral issues and are under the age of 12 years old. The Program consists of 10 free, 1 hour, parenting sessions with a Triple P Parent Educator from Federation of Families. Parents will learn and practice the skills necessary to tackle behavioral challenges with various strategies implemented from the evidence based Triple P curriculum. We provide the sessions in English or Spanish, in home or virtual.
COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall for Nonprofit & Social Entrepreneurship Leaders
#SmartMiami presents COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Series for non-profit and social entrepreneurship leaders. Share your experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic and learn about resources to support your work. This free virtual series will occur the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. For inquiries, please email David Capelli.
Join a Coordinated Care Network of Health and Social Care Providers
Unite Florida is a coordinated care network of health and social care providers. It connects community-based organizations, health care providers and public agencies through a shared technology platform enabling them to send and receive electronic referrals, address social needs and improve health across communities. It's a secure closed-loop system that offers visibility into each client's care journey and the ability to track and report outcomes. The SoFlo network is launching by 1st quarter.
Available Mental Health Services for Low-Income Families
The Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH) provides mental health services including Individual/family therapy and psychiatry for children and adolescents in Miami-Dade County. The institute accepts most Medicaid HMO’s and has funding for children of low-income families who do not have insurance. ICFH also provides individual/family therapy and psychiatry services for adults who have Medicaid.

For more information call 305.274.3172
Career Opportunities
Parent Educator *
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities is seeking a Parent Educator. Bachelor’s Degree and bilingual (English/Spanish) required. Experience with Nurturing Parenting Program or children with disabilities preferred. $40-44K. 100% employer paid health benefits. Services being provided virtually until conditions allow return to in-home visits.
Advancement Associate *
Breakthrough Miami is looking for an advancement associate who will support all areas of the advancement function, with an emphasis on fundraising events coordination, raising annual gifts including renewals, gift acknowledgement and advancement-related administrative support in order to strengthen our work with donors and partners, thereby advancing mission, programs and impact. This is a full time position and reports to the Chief Philanthropy Officer.
Lead Child and Family Specialist
The Advocate Program Inc. is seeking a full time lead child & family specialist to provide home-based services to families with exposure to high conflict and/or domestic violence. Position must have supervisory skills and strong clinical assessment skills with a minimum of two years working with children and families. Bi-lingual: English/Spanish. Master’s degrees in social work, psychology, or related field. Licensed Required
Quality Assurance/ Quality Improvement Manager
The position requires a person who is highly responsible and technically proficient, who will be in charge of overseeing Quality Assurance / Quality Improvement for Citrus FCN and DCF performance metrics as directed and assigned. The QA/ QI Manager shall have a working knowledge of Florida Statutes Chapter 39, Safety Methodology Practice Model, and Guardianship Assistance Program. Bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent and CWCM, is required.
Available Positions at St. Alban's Child Enrichment Center
St. Alban's Child Enrichment Center is seeking individuals with a passion for working with children ages 0 to 5 years of age with our Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

  • Infant and Toddler Teacher Assistant (3)--Allapattah location--DCF 45 hours, CDA in Infant and Toddler
  • Head Start Assistant Teacher--South Miami location--CDA in Pre-School or equivalent
Available Positions at ConnectFamilias

Family Care Coordinator
The Family Care Coordinator assists families with linkage to services, training, and support needed to promote family strengths and protective factors to build nurturing environments where children, youth. and their families thrive and succeed.
Program Coordinator
The Family Programs Partnership Coordinator supports partnership coordination activities to activate the partnership network's ability to leverage resources, integrate seamless services, and build nurturing communities where children and families thrive and succeed.
Early Head Start Teachers
Step Above Academy is seeking professional passionate teachers, who are well qualified and willing to be trained if necessary. Qualifications sought include teachers that are CPR/First Aid trained, have all child care credentials , and in TSG ( Teaching Strategy Gold).
Prevention and Intervention Program Manager
Girl Power, a leader in providing safe spaces and trauma focused evidenced-based programs and services for at-promise girls, is seeking a full-time Prevention and Intervention Program Manager
Trafficking of Girls grant award for the Girls Intervention Program- Plus (GIPP).
Program Manager
The Children's Trust is seeking to fill a Program Manager position. This position is responsible for administering and monitoring contracts for various early childhood programs and services throughout Miami-Dade County that are funded by The Children's Trust.

Click below for complete job description and application instructions.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Head Start Educator - Associates Degree in Early Childhood, CDA or equivalent in Pre-School
  • Part-time Center Director - Center Director credentials
  • Mental Health Consultant - Master's Degree in Social Work, LCSW, LHMC, LMFT or licenses psychologist
  • Staff Assistant - Bachelor's degree *
  • Community Liaison Specialist - High School degree, Bachelors preferred *
  • Head Start Assistant - CDA in Pre-School or equivalent
  • Early Head Start Assistant - CDA in Infant and Toddler

Click below to email resume:
Available Positions at Institute for Child and Family Health, Inc.

  • Developmental Specialist
  • Therapist
  • Mental Health Targeted Case Manager

For complete job listing, descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit CAREERBUILDER and CAREERROOKIE and/or e-mail resume and cover letter by clicking below.
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