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June 19, 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.
Summer Camp Map & Guide
In-person, virtual, and combined camps are available

Summer is here! If you still are scrambling to find things for your children to do over the next few months, then The Children's Trust is the place to go. For all the information on the summer programs available from Trust-funded providers, visit The Children's Trust website's Summer Camps page and search via an interactive map or listing of available programs.  Find Camps Here
Boy and his friends inspect nature during a summer camp.
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Hundreds of Children Encouraged to Sign Up for 2020 Summer Battle of the Books!
Miami-Dade Grade Level Reading Campaign Proudly Presents Battle of the Books

This summer, the battle of all battles goes virtual! The Children’s Trust and all the Miami-Dade Grade Level Reading Partners are looking to crown the next Great Book Warrior during the 2020 Battle of the Books.  Read more
Get ready to battle over reading and books.
Photo: StayHome.Miami
Reflecting on Lessons Learned to Guide us During New Normal
Schooling, keeping kids active, parenting and more fundamentally impacted

It’s hard to imagine anyone who hasn’t faced some significant change of life during the coronavirus pandemic, especially parents. Not only have many of us seen major adjustments to our normal work life, but we’ve also been thrust into the role of full time teacher, while unable to engage in the social interactions that keep many of us feeling supported - and sane.  Read more
Mother and daughter look out the window during the pandemic.
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Other News
Miami-Dade County Public Schools announces food distribution plans for summer

Florida sees highest single increase (over 3,200) in positive COVID-19 tests on June 17

M-DCPS offers summer school options

Florida, International University and University of Miami students to return to campus in fall

Dog parks reopen in Miami-Dade with certain conditions

Museums, arcades and other recreational business reopen under restrictions

Juneteenth celebrations planned in Miami

Celebrate Father's Day this Sunday without breaking the bank
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