June 23, 2021

The Children's Trust Announces
* New or updated
Theater Implementation Course now in Trust Academy *
Good news for Youth Development programs using the Reader's Theater curriculum! Playbooks Reader's Theater Implementation webinars have now been made into a course in Trust Academy. You no longer need to contact Reader's Theater and search for their webinars on their website. Open your account in Trust Central, click into Trust Academy. In the Course Catalog, look in The Children's Trust Courses category or search for Playbooks. Watch all three videos and pass the course to earn your certificate
Trust's Pop-Up Family Expo Series Sets Dates, Locations
The Children's Trust Family Expo is coming to your neighborhood! This year's event will take place on different days and at different locations. Find the one that is closest to you!

  • South Miami-Dade - Saturday, August 28, 10 a.m.– 3 p.m., at Sweet Home Community Campus, 10701 SW 184 Street, Cutler Bay 33157
  • North Miami-Dade - Saturday, September 11, 10 a.m.– 3 p.m., at People Matter Pop-up, 3000 NW 199 Street, Miami Gardens 33056
  • Central Miami-Dade - Saturday, September 18, 10 a.m.– 3 p.m., at Family Fun Day, HistoryMiami Museum, 101 W. Flagler Street, Miami 33130
  • West Miami-Dade - Saturday, September 25, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Jackson West Medical Center, 2801 NW 79 Avenue, Doral 33122

Download our exhibitor guidelines here.
Get Going with Summer Battle of the Books
Motivate your campers to read and register for the biggest competition of the summer, The Battle of the Books, by visiting StayHome.Miami/Battle for activities, videos and registration. Encourage your campers to join us for the Battle of the Books on July 22 at 6:45 p.m. for performances, prizes, read-alouds, and the battle to become the next Great Book Warrior! 
UM Team COACH Communities of Practice
UM Team COACH is now offering various Communities of Practice for Parenting Program providers! Join a community where members support one another, share best practices and deepen their knowledge. All of the following CoPs are appropriate for direct service providers and supervisors of Parenting Programs and are currently being offered virtually. If you have any questions, please contact teamcoach@miami.edu.

Parent Stressors & Barriers - In this CoP, we will be identifying key stressors and barriers your families may currently be facing, as well as identifying and practicing strategies to solve these barriers. Topics will vary. This CoP will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Click here to sign up!

Creating Support Networks & Community Outreach/Recruitment - In this CoP, we will work collaboratively to create networks of outreach and referrals across parenting providers in the community. You will have the opportunity to get to know other community providers, share information, and support one another. Virtual recruitment will be an ongoing topic. This CoP will be held on the first Thursday of each month from 10-11 a.m. Click here to sign up!
Update the Children's Trust Logo
Providers using the Children's Trust Logo on any material must send that material for review and approval to communicationscompliance@thechildrenstrust.org. To download the current Trust logo, visit the Media Kit & Logos page on the Trust website:
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities Training Opportunities
ACT is on the road again! Our Inclusion Specialists provided the first live/in-person training events in early June. Interested in a live/in-person training at your organization to start Summer Camp off with a bang?

Count Me In: Discovering Inclusion for Kids - Learn fun, meaningful activities to do with your summer camp students to build their disability awareness, and encourage them to appreciate differences.
Structures for Success - Youth both with and without disabilities can behave in challenging ways. Learn the 7 basic needs youth exhibit and take away strategies for meeting these needs through positive, preventive approaches. This training is especially relevant to YEN and YAS Providers.

Contact your Inclusion Specialist or Pat Donovan at pdonovan@advocacynetwork.org to schedule an on-site training for 15-20 participants.
Always available online:

  • Discovering Inclusion & 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.

Home Safety Training & Education, Thursday, June 24; 1-2:30 p.m.
Poisoning Safety Training, Tuesday, June 29, 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Certification - Car Passenger Safety (CPS) Training, June 22-25
The national standardized child passenger safety technician certification course is four days long (32 hours) and combines classroom instruction, hands-on work with car seats and vehicles, and a community safety seat checkup event. At the checkup event, students demonstrate skills learned during class, following event procedures and instructions, proper use and installation of child restraints and safety belts and the ability to teach parents and caregivers how to properly protect their family on the road. Please contact Lyse Deus, 786.301.2116, for exact time frame.
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 on social media while tagging us. Also, don't forget to email your stories and latest triumphs!
From Other Agencies
FREE Professional Development Virtual Wellness Summit *
Start planning for a healthy school year now during the Virtual Wellness Summit sponsored by Common Threads. The Wellness Summit is a virtual event that will be held July 13, 14 in partnership with After-School All-Stars, FreshFarm and FoodPrints. It’s a free professional development opportunity for educators (including after-school providers) to learn from experts in different industries how to prioritize health and wellness, both in the classroom and beyond. The goal is to provide attendees training and resources to better implement mindfulness, movement and nutrition education into their curriculum for the benefit of their students to better succeed academically and personally. Topics include Mindfulness in the Classroom, Garden Education, Cooking and Nutrition and Incorporating Movement.
Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services Looking for Head Start and Early Head Start Services Vendors *
The Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD) is soliciting profiles from public or private non-profit organizations, including community-based and faith-based organizations, or for-profit organizations interested in providing Head Start/Early Head Start program services to eligible children and families in Miami-Dade.

This Request for Profile Information will establish a Waiting List of Vendors (List) capable of providing Head Start/Early Head Start Program services for the CAHSD. Placement on this list is not a contract with the county, but an acknowledgement that the organization meets the qualifications in a Request for Profile Information. Organizations interested in becoming part of the Waiting List of Vendors can review the Solicitation online: CAHSD Head Start Early Head Start Solicitation.

Questions or profiles must be submitted to Brad Skinner, Procurement and Contracts Manager Telephone: 786.469.4657  E-mail: Brad.Skinner@miamidade.gov.
Tackling the Opioid Crisis in Age of COVID Presentation *
The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, in partnership with Florida Blue, has joined forces with Project Opioid Florida to address the devastating impact of opioid addiction in our community. In 2020 the coronavirus pandemic had an immense impact and accelerated the already rampant opioid crisis in the U.S. at an unfathomable rate. Recent studies have identified a disturbing trend that has emerged in the dramatic and disproportionate rise in overdose deaths among communities of color. For the first time ever, the death toll increased significantly among Black, Hispanic, and other underserved communities having limited access to medical care.

Pubic, business, philanthropic, and government leaders are welcomed to join a presentation and learn how this crisis is affecting our community.
Florida Foster Care Review Needs Volunteers for Citizen Review Panel *
Change the life of a child in foster care. Florida Foster Care Review, which advances the safety, stability and success of abused and neglected children, youth and young adults by connecting them to essential services, healthy relationships and forever families, seeks caring community members to volunteer one weekday a month for a minimum of one year to serve on its Citizen Review Panel (CRP); volunteers must be at least 25 years old. The CRP reviews active, judge-referred child welfare court cases.
Free Meals for Youth During the Summer *
The Christian Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church serves free breakfast and lunch through the SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM through August 6 at the following sites:

  • Christian Fellowship MBC -8100 NW 17 Avenue
  • Jordan Grove Baptist Church 5845 NW 12 Avenue
  • Peace MBC-11500 NW 17 Avenue

The church is committed to combatting childhood hunger when schools are not in session. For more information contact Benjamin Parrott at 305.282.2544/Anna Jackson at 786.593.2610
Schedule a Free Mental Health Presentation for Summer Camps *
At NAMI Miami they are looking forward to teaching students and parents/caregivers about the warning signs of mental health conditions, facts and statistics, and resources to help themselves or others. The FREE program “Ending the Silence” is a 60-minute or longer virtual or in-person presentation. The program for parents is available in both English and Spanish
Synergy Annual Summer Event from Miami-Dade County Public Schools
The Synergy Annual Summer Event is hosted by Miami-Dade County Public Schools to increase staff capacity and prepare for the coming school year. Synergy also hosts informational and educational sessions for parents via The Parent Academy. This year’s theme is “Synergy 2021 Parents: Strength Reimagined”. Topics are available in English, Spanish and Haitian-Creole. Registration is now open. Email tpa1@dadeschools.net for more information.
Free Therapy Services for Children and Adults
Inspire4Purpose, LLC is offering a few free spots for therapy services for adults and children. The therapy services are virtual and will be on a first come first serve basis. For more information please contact the office at 786.524.4001.
FIU Up Labs Puts You on Track for a Healthcare Career with Training
Are you ready to jump into a career within Healthcare? Florida International University’s Urban Potential Laboratory, an award-winning program, is recruiting for its 6th Cohort starting August 2. This 14-week program is for South Floridians who would like to make a transition into the essential workforce. You can have a career pathway in 14-weeks in administration or clinical within Healthcare.

Early admission deadline is June 23. Regular admission deadline is July 14.
Career Opportunities
Teachers Needed at SCC Preschools *
Now hiring! Several positions available at SCC Preschools, a quality accredited preschool. Candidate must possess passion for young children and education. Must have a minimum of 45 DCF Hours, CDA/FCCPC or currently enrolled in the course. The following positions are available:

  • Infant Teacher
  • PreK 3 Lead Teacher
  • VPK Teacher

Send resume to email below or call 305.248.1919
Presenter Needed for NAMI's "Ending the Silence" Program *
Are you a parent or a caregiver of someone affected by a mental health issue? Do not miss the opportunity of becoming a presenter for NAMI’s “Ending the Silence” program for families in Spanish and English. Joining the team is easy: no public speaking experience necessary, free training, flexible scheduling, and a $50 reward. Help grow the movement to end the mental health stigma! For more information, please contact email below or call 786.775.1661.
Teachers and Teachers Assistants Needed at Paradise Christian Schools *
Paradise Christian School is looking for Preschool Teachers and Teacher Assistants for its Head Start and Early Head Start Programs. Candidates must be energetic and love working with young children;
Speak and read English and Spanish; Must have completed the Florida Department of Children and Families 45 hours of training; Must have CDA/FCCPC; AA or BA preferred; and experience in Early Childhood. Candidates must also be able to use a computer and have data entry skills. They will also be subject to an FDLE level 2 background screening.

Those interested should send resume to email below or call 305.248.1919
Available Positions at the City of Miami

The City of Miami's Department of Human Services Child Learning Centers is hiring for the following positions:

  • Part-time Day Care Specialist II: 5 positions available. High school diploma or its equivalent. 
  • Daycare Specialist, Temporary-Full-time: 2 positions available. High school diploma or its equivalent. 

For more information, contact the Department of Human Resources at 305.416.2170 or email HRrecruitment@miamigov.com
Teachers Needed for New Future Leaders of Tomorrow Academy

The new Future Leaders of Tomorrow Academy in the Homestead/Florida City area, 1013 N. Redland Rd, Florida City, is looking for toddler one, two, three and VPK teachers. Teachers must have DCF 45 hours and/or FCCPC/CDA, CPR certification and pass a background screening. 
Teachers and Assistant Teachers Sought at Rainbow International Learning Center

Teacher and assistant teacher positions available at both sites of Rainbow International Learning Center. Teachers minimum credential: FCCPC with DCF 45 hours. Assistant Teacher minimum credential: DCF 45 hours.
Tutors for Florida Reading Corps

Florida Reading Corps is a breakthrough AmeriCorps program that is changing academic outcomes for thousands of students. The Preschool Literacy Tutor is embedded into a classroom of children ages 3 – 5 to develop children’s early literacy skills in preparation for kindergarten, serving alongside a teacher. Florida Reading Corps is perfect for recent grads, career changers, stay-at-home parents and retirees. Applications for 2021-22 are now open online.
VPK and Pre-K Teachers Needed at Kids Rainbow Learning Center

VPK Teacher and Pre-K 2 teacher position available at Kids Rainbow Learning Center at 13860 SW 8 Street, Miami. VPK teachers must have DCF 45 hours and FCCPC/CDA. Pre-K 2 teachers must have minimum DCF 45 hours.
Available Positions at Family Central Inc.

Program Assistant
Family Central Inc. is looking for a part-time Bilingual (English/Spanish) Program Assistant in Miami-Dade. This position is responsible for providing general administrative and office-based support for the HIPPY team and program.

HIPPY Home Visitor 
In this position individuals will teach parents how to become their child's first teacher. Family Central is looking for a bilingual (English/Spanish or English/Creole) candidate who can work with a diverse population in Miami-Dade. Full-time and part-time positions available.

Benefits Enrollment Specialist
This is a part-time position (24 hours/ week) is responsible for completing benefits enrollment applications and follow-up with referred clients in Miami-Dade County. It will provide benefits enrollment services for participants in their home, virtually, at community meetings, and special events.
Research Analyst at The Children's Trust

The Research and Evaluation Analyst is a critical member of both cross- and inter-departmental teams at The Children’s Trust who engages in proactive problem-solving and critical thinking/analysis related to the design and effectiveness of various child, youth and family services. Primary responsibilities include: contributing to effective program and systems designs for The Children’s Trust’s priority investments in child, youth and family services; designing and maintaining sound data collection tools and systems to capture meaningful program, operational and community data in a user-friendly, accessible manner; and analyzing and making meaning from available data to tell our stories using compelling visualizations and reports with an intentional focus on the specific audience and purpose of the message.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Family Service Case Specialist - Associates degree
  • Head Start Educator - Associates Degree in Early Childhood, CDA, 45 hrs DCF
  • Head Start Assistant - CDA in Pre-School or equivalent, 45 hrs DCF
  • Early Head Start Educator - Early Childhood classes, CDA in Infant/Toddler, 45 hrs DCF
  • Early Head Start Assistant - CDA in Infant/Toddler or equivalent, 45 hrs DCF

Click below to email resume:
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