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April 24, 2020
As Miami-Dade County comes to grips with the coronavirus pandemic, The Children's Trust has decided to dedicate our Parenting Our Children Newsletter to dealing with the parental side of managing the crisis.
Keeping Kids Active During COVID-19
Whether indoors or outside, keeping physically active is possible during a pandemic

Although we're all stuck inside, there's no reason we should let COVID-19 stop us from making our children’s fitness a priority. Not only is burning off energy and staying active crucial for their well-being, but it will keep them (and you) from bouncing off the walls and prevent cabin fever.   Read more
A mother and daughter dance inside to keep active.
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211 Helpline Rises to Meet Coronavirus Challenge
Call volume more than doubles during crisis

In times of crisis, information is critical. But while the media, both traditional social, are in a 24-hour news cycle that is providing an endless stream of information, there is often little reliable information on everyday critical needs and resources in our own neighborhoods.  Read more
A telephone operator listens intently on a headset.
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The Children’s Trust Gives $95,000 to Miami Diaper Bank to Buy Over Half-a-Million Diapers
Diapers distributed at drive-thru locations; more help needed

To help support Miami-Dade families with young children in times of crisis, The Children’s Trust gave $95,000 in emergency funding to the Miami Diaper Bank, the largest ever donation to the nonprofit which pays for and distributes diapers to the needy in the community.  Read more
The Children's Trust's President and CEO James Haj interviewed while volunteering at a diaper giveaway.
Photo: Facebook
Other News
Parks, marinas and golf courses could reopen soon in Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County Public Schools working on ways to honor graduating seniors

Miami-Dade County Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho announced that schools will remain closed throughout the rest of school year

The Florida Department of Children and Families announced that food stamp recipients will be able to buy groceries online from Walmart or Amazon

Parent and Educators Platforms Resource Guide

Update! Miami-Dade County Public Schools have distributed more than one million meals, with "grab and go" service continuing

Census continues despite coronavirus pandemic
Helpful Links for Coronavirus Related Information

  • Miami-Dade County’s Coronavirus page also has updates as well as a listing of additional online resources. Click Here

  • Florida Department of Health’s Coronavirus page. Click Here

  • The Miami-Dade School Board also has a Coronavirus page, as well as a Parent Guide to the Novel Coronavirus. Click Here