Reading and Brain Development
The Benefits of Reading To Your Newborn
Vroom offers parents tools and tips to support early child development through everyday activities. Watch the Vroom video and check out:
The Campaign for Grade-level Reading
Talking is Teaching Family Guide (PDF available in English and Spanish)
Talking is Teaching Storybook (PDF available in English and Spanish)
The Florida Grade Level Reading Campaign is very excited to welcome you to the EduCare program and support you with early childhood education and development! EduCare sends you 1–4 care messages/week per child via text until your child is 4 years old. You may opt out at any time. Your information is kept private and will not be shared or used for any other purpose. Go to https://fglrc.gomoeducare.com to enroll.
While schools are closed, Audible.com stays open! Sit back and hear an adventure with your child with audios courtesy of Audibles, Inc., an Amazon company. Spanning across six different languages and different worlds, share the magic of dreaming and learning with your child.GO TO AUDIBLE.COM
|Head Start / Early Head Start|
Applications for Early Head Start/Head Start are being accepted to these free, full-day, high-quality educational programs that offer a variety of services for eligible children from birth through 5 years of age and expecting mothers. Other benefits include: support services for children with special needs; health and nutrition services, including free breakfast, lunch and snack; developmental screenings, free transportation and more…
Apply online. Click here.
or download and submit an application and find centers located near you.
| The Children’s Trust Parent Club |
FREE online workshops in English, Spanish, and Creole to help you raise children who are healthy, happy and successful. To register for a virtual workshop, click the link below, select Register for Workshop Near You, and check dates and times.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
WIC provides healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and family resources to more than 60,000 women, infants, children, and families in Miami-Dade County. If you’re pregnant, recently had a baby, or are a caretaker of a child under age 5, you can get personalized support for you and your family at one of 15 WIC Centers. It’s easy to apply at http://miamidade.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/wic/index.html or call us at 786.336.1300 and schedule your appointment today at your preferred WIC center.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Miami-Dade County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program helps families having problems paying rent due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Housing Assistance Network
The Housing Assistance Network of Dade (HAND) Citrus Health Network is a multi-agency partnership with Miami-Dade County and local municipalities making an effort to prevent homelessness by providing temporary rental assistance for eligible low-income families.
For resources on Coronavirus, go to The Children’s Movement of Florida at COVID-19 resource page.
Coronavirus and Child Birth
The Evidence Based Birth organization provides resources, including videos on childbirth and tips for birthing during COVID-19. Go to https://evidencebasedbirth.com/birthing-in-the-time-of-covid-19/.
Coronavirus and Parenting
For resources on parenting during the Coronavirus Pandemic, go to The Children’s Movement of Florida at COVID-19 resource page.
Parent’s Concerns, Staying Safe and Rethinking Best Practices Regarding COVID 19
Answering Your Young Child’s Questions About Coronavirus
Why are people wearing masks? Why are people covering their faces? Read through tips to answer tough questions toddlers may ask about COVID-19.
Parenting During Coronavirus: You Are Enough offsite link Managing expectations as a parent is key during stressful times.
Young Children at Home during the COVID-19 Outbreak: The Importance of Self-Care Self-care is not selfish or indulgent—it’s how we keep ourselves well to ensure we are physically, emotionally, and mentally capable of being there for our young children.
https://evidencebasedbirth.com/birthing-in-the-time-of-covid-19/.The Evidence Based Birth organization provides resources, including videos on childbirth and tips for birthing during COVID-19.
Service to the World’s Greatest Babies in Miami-Dade County
Click on the logos below to go to each organization’s websites to find ways they can provide resources for you and your family: