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August 14, 2020
As Miami-Dade County continues to grapple 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.
Online Learning 2.0: Improving on Lessons Learned in Spring
4 Ways to Make Sure Your Kids Improve Online Learning Skills

When the coronavirus pandemic first hit in March, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) and parents did their best to get kids in front of computers and learning. It was largely disorganized, confusing and difficult to manage although we bound together and finished out the school year as best we could. We thought we were over the worst of it. But COVID-19 had different ideas. Now, we face the realization that our kids will once again be alongside us, in many cases, getting their schooling digitally for the foreseeable future. Read More
A father helps his son with his virtual studies.
Photo: Mediteraneo/
Summer Interns Show Ambition During Pandemic
Census videos, meetings with public officials among activities experienced

When most of us were trying to figure out how to break a particularly intense case of summer blues – thanks COVID-19! – a group of young Miamians was busy making inroads to a successful future.
The participants of the Summer Youth Internship Program who worked at The Children’s Trust spent five full weeks getting real life experience and putting in real life work – including taking charge on projects, getting up for 8 a.m. conference calls and learning from a variety of professionals and public officials. Read more
The eight summer interns at The Children's Trust held a special online presentation on Aug. 5.
Photo: Danielle Barreras
Other News
Reopen Smart/Return Safe website provides school reopening information from M-DCPS

Miami-Dade school children still need to get vaccines ahead of online schooling

Preview of what Miami-Dade online schooling will look like on Aug. 31

Miami becomes a testing ground for rapid COVID-19 tests

Colleges and universities in South Florida adjust to reopen learning lessons from recent past

COVID-19 relief funds available to arts and culture sector

Drive-through food distribution set for August 14 at Greynolds Park

New federal legislation would include free PPE for child care providers.

Miami Fire-Rescue Resumes Original COVID-19 Mobile Testing Mission

Miami-Dade approves more COVID-19 relief for veterans, charities and businesses
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