Weekly Provider Bulletin
April 25, 2018
The Children's Trust Announces
Young Talent Big Dreams: Finals This Saturday!
The night so many have been waiting for is just around the corner - click here to purchase your tickets to what's always an amazing evening of powerhouse performances and fun. Happening on Saturday, April 28, 7 p.m., at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables. Tickets are just $5!
FIVE New Grant Opportunities - Deadline Approaching

Early Childhood
  • Read to Learn Books for Free: Ensures children have access to books via bookshelves maintained in public spaces.
  • Comprehensive Early Intervention Services: Provide interventions for children under age 6 identified with mild developmental delays (10-29%) who do not meet state eligibility for IDEA.
  • Early Learning Career Center & Scholarship Administration: Provides career advising and manages a countywide educational scholarship program for early learning professionals.

Program and Professional Development Supports
  • Supports for Youth Development Programs: Provide program and professional development training and coaching to ensure Trust-funded providers are delivering quality after-school, youth enrichment and summer camp programs.
  • Inclusion Supports for Programs Serving Children & Youth: Provide program and professional development training and coaching to ensure Trust-funded providers are delivering quality, inclusive programs for children and youth with disabilities.

Visit the Grants section of our website to learn about our application process, and the Grant Opportunities page for detailed information about the above-named solicitations. Application deadline for all five releases is on Monday, May 7, 2018, at 4:59 p.m. EDT.
Take 10 With The Trust Tomorrow at Noon!
Join us tomorrow at noon for 10 With The Trust as we sit down with Stacey de la Grana, VP of programs at the Education Fund, to talk about the organization's annual Art of Found Objects exhibit and competition, a wonderful initiative that supports the arts in Miami-Dade public schools. The show's quick-hit conversations with other local stakeholders, providers, and children and families who have benefited from our programs - broadcast on Facebook Live every other Thursday - are a great way to discover available services in your area, as well as get inspired by hearing about what's good in the world. Have you got a compelling story to tell? Tell us at mystories@thechildrenstrust.org and you could be our next guest!
RFQ: Financial Auditing Services
The Children’s Trust invites qualified external independent certified public accounting firms to provide external independent financial auditing services for a period of up to five (5) years, beginning with the audit of The Children's Trust financial statements for fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, and ending after the completion and submission of the audit report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2022, subject to the acceptable performance of the financial audit as determined by The Children's Trust’s Finance and Operations Committee. These periods will be broken down into one-year contracts with options to renew for a maximum of four (4) one-year renewal periods. Visit the Procurement page of our website for more information and to apply; submission deadline is on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, by 2 p.m. EDT.
Providers & Partners, Tell Us All About Your Good Work!
From the Herald to the Miami Times to CBS 4, Trust-funded programs and initiatives throughout the community have been featured for the life-changing services they provide to the children and families of Miami-Dade - and you could be next. Click here to tell us about your latest triumphs and you just may turn on the TV or turn a page in the paper to see your face!
Early Childhood Providers: Teach Smarter, Teach Stronger
In partnership with the Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida, The Children's Trust announces "Do You See Me?", a FREE interactive session with Wendell H. Campbell, Ph.D., on how the emotional, social, cultural and gender experiences of teachers affect their interactions with young boys and girls, and how greater teacher awareness of this behavior leads to more positive academic success in children. Taking place on Wednesday, May 9, 10 a.m. - noon, United Way Center for Excellence Main Stage, 3250 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129. Visit our community calendar to RSVP; seating is limited.
Promote Your Event for FREE on our Community Calendar
If your organization is having an event, let us know and we'll help you promote it. Events can be for the community at large or specific to other service providers in Miami-Dade County. The only requirement is that they offer no- or low-cost opportunities to attendees; please note that we are unable to include galas and fundraisers at this time. Events can be health fairs, back-to-school events, movie screenings, training and professional development, or similar events. Simply fill out our online Community Outreach and Calendar Form at least two weeks prior to your event to get started!
Project Rise: Upcoming Trainings

  • Literacy Assessment Training: Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) Thursday, April 26, 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m., The Children's Trust, 8th Floor Training Room, 3150 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129
  • YEN: Cooperative Learning Friday, April 27, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2805 SW 32nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33133
  • Effective Literacy Instruction Level 2 Tuesday, May 15, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., NSU Kendall, 8585 SW 124th Avenue, Miami, FL 33183

Many more trainings, such as Effective Literacy Instruction, Behavior Management and Homework Assistance, are available online, as are recertification courses for ORF and PACER. Preregistration required for all Project RISE trainings; click here to register.
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • An Administrator’s Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Friday, April 27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165
  • Discovering Inclusion 2: Beyond Awareness Friday, April 27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Cutler Bay, FL 33157
  • Structure for Success Thursday, May 1, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., North Shore Park and Youth Center, 501 72nd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33141
  • Let’s Play Together: Practical Solutions for Adapting Recreational Activities Friday, May 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33157
  • An Administrator’s Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Monday, June 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m, Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33147
  • Structure for Success Friday, June 8, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165
  • Introduction to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Monday, June 11, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., West Dade Regional Library, 9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165
  • Discovering Inclusion Level 2: Beyond Awareness Friday, June 15, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Arcola Lakes Branch Library, 8240 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33150

Discovering Inclusion training now available online! This training introduces different types of disabilities, benefits of inclusion, People First Language, respectful etiquette and the characteristics of an inclusive program; this training fulfills The Children’s Trust’s Inclusion training requirements.

Registration is required for all trainings; click here to register.
Injury Prevention: Upcoming Trainings
All Trust-funded providers are required to participate in childhood injury prevention capacity-building efforts facilitated by the Public Health Trust's Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Miami. Remaining available trainings for April are listed below; visit our community calendar at www.thechildrenstrust.org for full descriptions and registration information. All trainings held at 1601 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, unless otherwise indicated.

  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, April 25, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, April 25, 3-4 p.m.
From Our Friends
Cast Your Vote to Win a $20K Grant for a Miami Park!
The National Recreation and Park Association, in collaboration with Disney, ESPN and ABC, is providing 16 communities with resources to improve local parks through projects that connect kids to nature, inspire children and families to live healthier lifestyles and increase access to sports for youth, through the Meet Me at the Park Earth Month campaign - and Miami is on the list! Click here to vote for one of three local projects today and every day throughout the month of April.
Lunch & Learn Workshop: Emotional Literacy
Triumph Steps announces an emotional literacy "lunch and learn" designed to teach providers how to give children the tools they need to minimize limiting thoughts, and highlight the importance of giving children techniques to overcome depression, anxiety, fear and much more. Several dates available in April and May, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. This workshop is FREE for Trust-funded providers; all others, $25. For details, location and to register, call 305.646.0112.
Miami-Dade Maternal Mental Health Symposium
The Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade (HSCMD) announces a maternal mental health symposium on Thursday, May 3. This all-day and evening event will focus on raising awareness and identifying potential evidence-based interventions for maternal mental health locally and statewide. The intent of this symposium is to gather stakeholders, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, mental health professionals and community leaders to create visibility of maternal mental health issues and engage in discussions about the importance of early interventions and the consequences of the lack of treatment. Click here for additional details and to register; this is a CME/CEU event.
Official DC: 0-5 Training for Mental Health Clinicians
The Florida Association for Infant Mental Health is bringing ZERO TO THREE's official DC: 0-5 Training to Miami. Designed for advanced practitioners such as mental health clinicians, psychiatrists, pediatricians, nurse practitioners and early intervention specialists whose work with infants, young children and their families involves assessment, diagnosis and case formulation. Taking place May 9-10 at the Florida International University Center for Children and Families. Seating is limited; register by May 7 at members.faimh.org/events.
Training: Workplace Violence & Active Shooter
Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations and the Rotary Club of Miami, Brickell, are sponsoring a comprehensive workplace violence/active shooter training seminar, to be held on Thursday, May 10, 12:30-5 p.m. at Christ Journey Church, 624 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, 33134. This training is FREE and open to the public. Registration required; click here for more information and to RSVP.
Conference: Early Learning Childcare Centers
The Business & Leadership Institute for Early Learning announces its sixth annual childcare conference, happening on Saturday, May 12, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., at Broward College. This is a FREE event designed to help you successfully expand your childcare business; CEUs available. Click here for more information and to register.
Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health - What Do I Need to Know?
Christine Hughes, Ph.D., developmental psychologist and leader in maternal/child health and education, announces a training on infant and early childhood mental health for professionals who work with young children and their families. There has never been a clearer time for those serving infants and young children to learn about mental health at the earliest ages - what it is, how we foster it and what that means for our services and programs. This is must for anyone who works with children under 6 years of age. Trainings to be held on Tuesday, May 15, and Tuesday, June 19; $45 fee per class (late registration rate is $60). Seating is limited; register by May 7 at www.thedevelopingmother.com/events or by contacting Dr. Hughes at 786.529.1314.
FREE Summer Meals for Children & Youth - Sign Up TODAY!
Summer BreakSpot, a program that provides free meals to children and youth ages birth-18 years at participating service sites, is underway. We encourage ALL children and youth summer program providers to contact sponsors TODAY to secure participation at each of their program service sites. Be sure to confirm available menus (hot or cold) and delivery times BEFORE making a decision on which sponsor best meets the needs of your participants and program environment. In addition, we strongly urge providers to designate their program service sites as “open sites,” where children and youth ages birth-18 years living in their communities may also participate in the free meals program, even if they do not participate in provider programming. Open sites serve a critical role in minimizing food insecurity in Miami-Dade while schools are closed and are, for some children, a literal lifesaver. The Children’s Trust is also supporting Florida Impact efforts to increase accessibility to summer meals for those children who have no access to open sites, through pediatric clinics and WIC and HUB sites. Contact Sam Hopwood at shopwood@flimpact.org for more information. Parents can call 211 or text FOOD or COMIDA (for Spanish) to 877-877 to find service sites delivering summer meals for children ages birth-18 near their home. Click here for additional Summer BreakSpot resources; current sponsors are listed below:

  • After-School Program (ASP) Contact Christina at 954.596.9000.
  • Christian Fellowship CDC In addition to programs/sites serving children and youth up to age 18, the organization seeks to support those that serve developmentally delayed young adults over the age of 18. Contact Anna Jackson at 305.308.0542.
  • Community Action Agency Contact Rany Panchanathan at 786.469.4789 or ppncha@miamidade.gov.
  • FLIPANY Visit www.flipany.org for more information and to register; a free, one-time healthy food demo event for parents is available for 50 or more participants. Contact Viktoriya Yudovina at 954.636.2388 or vyudovina@flipany.org.
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools Contact Berne Galvez at mgalvezberne@dadeschools.net.
  • Rayfield Family Literacy Contact Senetta Carter at 800.913.5481, 954.894.0518 or senettacar@aol.com.
  • Sisters for Abundant Living Download an application at www.sistersforabundantliving.com; Contact Courtney at 305.826.7900.
  • Village Youth Services In addition to free meals, Village Youth Services is also offering free nutrition education workshops. Contact Lamekka Noble at 305.621.5836 or info@villageyouth.org.
Funding Opportunities
Capacity-Building Opportunity: 100K + Expert Support!
Social Venture Partners (SVP) invites organizations and individuals who've created a social venture with a proven model and are looking to take it to the next level to apply to its Investee Program. The program selects high-impact, scalable social ventures based in South Florida and provides them with up to $100,000 and pro bono expert support over the course of several years. SVP works with these social ventures to create a growth strategy and help them implement it, with a focus on strengthening organizational infrastructure and diversifying income streams to achieve maximum social impact. Those interested in applying to or learning more about the program are strongly encouraged to attend one of two informational sessions:

Scholarship Opportunities
Visual & Performing Arts
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation announces the following funding opportunity for students:

  • Education Scholarship This $500-$8,200 award is for students of all majors who are preparing to pursue or are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time at a U.S. accredited college or university. Click here for more information and to apply; deadline is on Friday, May 18, 5 p.m.
Career Opportunities
*Denotes new posting
Available Positions at The Children's Trust

  • Research & Evaluation Analyst To serve as a critical member of both cross- and interdepartmental teams who engages in proactive problem-solving and critical thinking/analysis related to particular child, youth and family program areas and populations. Primary responsibilities include the identification and critical review of evidence-based/best practices in specified program areas; assistance for funded service providers and Trust staff on development of program performance measures; oversight of reporting methods for capturing program performance; regular appraisal of basic program performance statistics and data analyses; contribution to reports that explain initiative results to a variety of audiences; and systems enhancement to ensure accountability. This exempt salaried position works under general supervision and support of a senior research and evaluation analyst. Submission end date for consideration is ongoing.

Employment Opportunities for Young Adults with Disabilities
The de Moya Foundation has partnered with local businesses to customize employment opportunities for people with unique abilities. Click here to download a pdf containing eligibility information and additional details.
Client Services Coordinator *
Carrfour Supportive Housing seeks a client service coordinator to provide onsite supportive services, employment and training support, and appropriate referrals for residents in the organization's programs. Bachelor’s degree in social work, mental health, psychology or related field required; minimum three years' related field experience preferred. Email résumé to lsolum@carrfour.org.
Community Involvement Specialist
Miami-Dade County Public Schools - Head Start/Early Head Start programs seek a community involvement specialist to assist all HS/EHS personnel. Email résumé to erivero@dadeschools.net or apply online at jobs@dadeschools.net .
Financial Coach *
United Way of Miami-Dade seeks a financial coach to provide the financial coaching function of the United Way Center for Financial Stability, and to assist with its integration into other United Way and community initiatives. Must possess bachelor's degree and minimum one year experience in providing financial counseling in the nonprofit/social services arena; Creole- and Spanish-speaking ability desired. Email résumé to uwjobs@unitedwaymiami.org.
Infant and Early Childhood Services (IECS) Program Manager *
Jewish Community Services of South Florida seeks an infant and early childhood services (IECS) program manager to plan, develop, manage, coordinate and evaluate the delivery of the infant and early childhood programs for children birth to 5 years old and their families. Responsibilities include meeting the requirements and outcomes for the various funding sources by providing direction, leadership, supervision and consultation to professional staff within the infant and early childhood programs. Email résumé to jangueira@jcsfl.org.
Lead Teacher *
The Learning Center seeks a lead teacher to help provide a safe and developmentally appropriate preschool program for young children that complies with all relevant legislation, policies and procedures. Responsibilities include nurturing children; providing meals, crafts and instruction; and ensuring that students are kept clean and safe. Experience working with children ages 1-3 years a must. Email résumé to erika@tlckid.com.
Recreation Leader I - Part-Time *
The Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department seeks a part-time recreation leader to assist in the planning, organizing, directing and promoting of recreational activities and events for all age groups. Work involves the adapting of programs to meet the needs, interests and abilities of all patrons. Valid Florida driver’s license with acceptable driving record and two months full-time paid experience or college equivalent classes required; first aid and DCF certification preferred. For complete job description, requirements and to apply, visit www.miamibeachfl.gov.
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired *

  • Early Childhood Education Teacher For its new Lighthouse Learning Center for Children's full inclusion prekindergarten program for 3- and 4-year-old students and 1 and 2-year-old preschoolers. Must posses bachelor's degree in education, early childhood, special education or related field, and a Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate.
  • Job Services Specialist - Part-Time To provide support and training to program clients by performing skills assessment, job orientation and offering assistance in the job search process, including cover letter and résumé writing, job openings search and interviewing techniques. Minimum one year experience working in human resources, employment services or related; bachelor’s degree required.
  • Special Projects Manager To assist the president/CEO with projects outside the purview of the executive assistant, primarily writing, editing and proofreading. This position works closely with president/CEO in all written material that is released by the organization. Bachelor's degree and five years' high-level administrative experience in education, social services or health/public policy required.

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