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May 8, 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.
The Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Children
Awareness and action key to limiting trauma on youth

Two months into the life altering coronavirus pandemic that has swept through our country, the full impact it will have on our lives is still unknown. It’s increasingly plausible that the pandemic will come to define, in large part, the lives of younger generations whose development will be marked by this unprecedented upheaval. Many believe it will be viewed on the same scale as World War II was for its generation of youth. Read more
A young child looks longingly out the window during coronavirus pandemic.
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Parent Club Moves to StayHome.Miami and Virtual World
New workshops and video series available for free online

Our new coronavirus realities have stripped us, at least temporarily, of many of the “go to” activities that made us understanding and supportive parents. Taking the kids out to get ice cream after a hard week is no longer possible. Packing up your things and going to the beach is not an option for the time being. In fact, taking the kids to the pool, soccer games or most other fun and social activities are not acceptable or safe.  Read more
Parents ready for an online class.
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From Ballet to Stopping the Summer Slide
Thomas Armour Youth Ballet summer programming will focus on keeping kids at grade level

Things are moving fast at Thomas Armour Ballet, and we don’t only mean the dance classes. Since mid-March, the dance program that has operated four school outreach programs located in lower income neighborhoods in Miami for the past two decades began transitioning to providing virtual services for the close to 1,000 families that participate in its programs.  Read more
Dancers from the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet take part in a performance.
Photo: Thomas Armour Ballet
Other News
Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho announces contingency plans for school reopenings

Miami-Dade libraries offering walk-up check-outs and applications for cards online

What will summer camps look like this year?

Everglades and Biscayne national parks remain closed

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez says sporting events likely to have small or no crowds in near future

Parks, marinas and golf courses reopen in Miami-Dade County

City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez extends state of emergency, closures

Parent and Educators Platforms Resource Guide

Census continues despite coronavirus pandemic
Helpful Links for Coronavirus Related Information
  • Help child care providers plan for a future during and after the coronavirus pandemic. Parents with children 0-5 are asked to take a five-minute survey to share your perspective on current needs. Take survey here

  • 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