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May 14, 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.
When is it Safe To Reopen Your Family?
Making your own timeline for venturing back into public

It’s the only thing anybody is really talking about these days. When should the country reopen? And by extension, when does my state, county, city and neighborhood reopen? But while all those questions are legitimate and often controversial, for parents the real question is more granular. And personal.  Read more
Two sisters collect toilet paper from store during coronavirus pandemic.
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For Once, It’s Okay to Play Soccer Inside
US Soccer Foundation, The Children’s Trust Join to Promote New Program

Remember Inter Miami CF, the new professional soccer team that had just started its inaugural season before the coronavirus pandemic hit and put a halt to all the fun and games? Like the rest of us, Inter Miami players had to hang up their cleats for the time being. But just as they are back practicing and readying for the restart of their season, so too can your children start to get ready for a day when they can go outside and kick the ball around with friends and family or get back to playing in their leagues.  Read more
A father and son practice soccer inside the home.
Photo: Lightfield Studio/
Other News
Miami-Dade County releases new color-coded flag system to guide reopening of commercial and residential establishments

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez announces plan for reopening most business next Monday

County allowing families to visit inmates via free video chats

Some Pollo Tropical restaurants offering free lunches to kids under 12 between 11 a.m. and noon

Pediatric and other medical visits are now subject to new guidelines

Education leaders eye ways to reopen schools in fall

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?

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

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