Articles of South Florida

In October, Don’t Miss the Homestead Rock’n’ Food and Craft Beer Fest

In October, Don’t Miss the Homestead Rock’n’ Food and Craft Beer Fest

This Is For The Kids, Inc. is hosting for the seventh consecutive year the Homestead Rock’n’ Food and Craft Beer Fest.  It will take place on October 6, from 11...

Fiesta USA’s Homecoming

Fiesta USA’s Homecoming

The Celebrated Event Returns to Homestead Just In Time for Hispanic Heritage Month

How the American Crocodile Coexists at a Nuclear Power Plant

How the American Crocodile Coexists at a Nuclear Power Plant

Several hundred American crocodiles make their home in the cooling canals of the Turkey Point Power Plant.

Family Fun in the Sun

Family Fun in the Sun

Let the “camp-cation” begin. Your family can have a great vacation together—and separately—in a hidden gem of a Florida beach town.

Safety in schools is our major concern: Chief Lopez

Safety in schools is our major concern: Chief Lopez

Chief Edwin Lopez has been with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system for more than 20 years. Last month he was sworn in as the department’s first Hispanic police chief.

Annie: The Broadway Musical Shuts The Door On Racial Type Casting

Annie: The Broadway Musical Shuts The Door On Racial Type Casting

Colorblind Casting Utilizes South Florida’s Growing Number of Hispanic Actors

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Homestead Police Department to Host National Night Out

Homestead Police Department to Host National Night Out

WHAT: National Night Out WHEN: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 5:00PM-9:00PMWHERE: Homestead Police Department, 45 NW 1st Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030

Mayor Porter Honors Joseph Rivera and Juan Roa as Officers of the Month for May and June 2018

Mayor Porter Honors Joseph Rivera and Juan Roa as Officers of the Month for May and June 2018

Mayor Jeff Porter recognized Joseph Rivera and Juan Roa as Officer of the Month at the Special Presentations on August 22, 2018 for their exceptional public service and work on...

Vice Mayor Shelley Recognizes 2018 Military Appreciation Day Sponsors and Committee Members

Vice Mayor Shelley Recognizes 2018 Military Appreciation Day Sponsors and Committee Members

Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley took time at the August 22nd Special Presentations to recognize the individuals, organizations and businesses that made Homestead’s 2018 Military Appreciation Day possible. The annual community...

Caribbeans: Get a gift card for talking about healthy eating

Caribbeans: Get a gift card for talking about healthy eating

Are you from Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic or Trinidad & Tobago? A group of nutrition and fitness advocates need your advice, and they are offering a $25 gift card...

Brightline Celebrates Family Fun Month Kids Ride Free through August 31

Brightline Celebrates Family Fun Month Kids Ride Free through August 31

August is Family Fun Month and in celebration of this special time, Brightline is offering its youngest riders complimentary train rides. Up to two children 12 years of age or...

Dezerland Park to Become Miami’s Largest Indoor Theme Park

Dezerland Park to Become Miami’s Largest Indoor Theme Park

Brainchild of Real Estate Tycoon Michael Dezer, Family Entertainment Center Looks to Change Miami Landscape; Promises Over 250,000 Square Feet of Fun, Games, Events & Activities Israeli-American real estate developer...

Health

12
Sep2018

Back Pain - What to Do?

Over 80% of the population will suffer from lower back pain during their lives.

15
Aug2018
Acne Breakouts - Controlling Problem Pimples

Acne Breakouts - Controlling P...

Zits. Pimples. Spots. Whatever you call it, acne can cause discomfort and embarrassment. This skin condition affects most people at some point during their lives. About 4 out of every 5 people ex...

03
Aug2018
DOH-Miami-Dade offers free back-to-school immunizations

DOH-Miami-Dade offers free bac...

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County’s Immunization Program is urging parents to check their children’s immunization record to see if they are due for a vaccine. Chil...

12
Jul2018
Free back-to-school immunizations

Free back-to-school immunizati...

Every parent loves for the kids to get free backpacks, school supplies and other goodies for back-to-school. So why not immunizations?

Education

07
Aug2018
Back to School, 8 Tips and Tricks for a  Successful 2018 School Year

Back to School, 8 Tips and Tri...

Summer is almost over and it’s that exciting time of the year again: back to school. An opportunity to start from scratch and have a wonderful school year. Make sure to start fresh with a c...

20
Jul2018
 Don’t Let the Summer Reading Slide Stall Your Child’s Literacy

Don’t Let the Summer Reading S...

Like most kids, I couldn’t wait for summer vacation when I was young. As a dyslexic student, school was my greatest stressor, and that fact only made my longing for summer break more intens...

09
Apr2018
The English Center (TEC): Top-of-the-Line Education Programs

The English Center (TEC): Top-...

ESOL and career/technical education are part of the unique programs offered by The English Center (TEC) Some of these courses are also taught in Spanish.

19
Mar2018
To Improve School Security In Parkland’s Aftermath, Miami-Dade County Leaders Want $29.8 million

To Improve School Security In...

In light of the tragic event that occurred on February 14 during which 17 lives were lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in what is now considered one of the deadli...

Sports

23
Apr2018
Health and Fitness Coach Committed to Helping Others Live Healthy, Fit and Happy Lives

Health and Fitness Coach Commi...

Dianna Forsberg Shares Six Steps to Spring Back into a Health and Fitness Routine

02
Jan2018
How to find time to exercise?

How to find time to exercise?

If exercising more is a goal in the year ahead, the following are a few strategies to make that happen... A new year marks a great time to embrace change. Many people do just that by making resol...

27
May2017
Neymar Jr.’s Five U.S. Final to Showcase the Country’s Most Skilled Five-Man Soccer Teams in Unique Elimination Format

Neymar Jr.’s Five U.S. Final t...

Following qualifying tournaments in 17 different U.S. cities, top teams will meet in Miami June 10 to determine who will play for the World Championship in Brazil this July Miami, FL (May 30...

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May2017
Tips That Can Help When Choosing a Summer Camp

Tips That Can Help When Choosi...

By the end of May, with our eyes on more than two months of summer vacation that our children will enjoy, many parents face a dilemma: With whom do we leave our children while we work? Some have...

By the end of May, with our eyes on more than two months of summer vacation that our children will enjoy, many parents face a dilemma: With whom do we leave our children while we work? Some have the problem solved when there are grandparents around or people hired at home for that purpose. But for those who do not have such support, there are other options, such as camps that each summer attract the attention of parents and children.
A variety of camps adapt to all types of preferences such as arts and crafts, music, languages, sports, culinary arts and ecology, among others. What should you consider when selecting a summer camp? The choice you make will be based on the age of the child and the hobbies he or she likes. Remember: the camp must have a leisure activity that the child will enjoy.

With that in mind in 2016, The Children’s Trust, a county-funded initiative to address the needs of Miami’s children, launched a mobile application that helps parents make an informed decision about where to enroll their children. It is downloaded to the App Store if you have an iPhone and Google Play if you use the Android operating system; just enter “The Children's Trust” in the search field.

The digital guide covers almost 200 program options, several of them free, and allows you to search activities and places using keywords such as an address or a zip code. An interactive map also shows all points of interest within the county.

We recommend that before making the decision, follow the following tips:
1.- The type of camp depends on your available budget; therefore, research for low-cost options or grants.
2.- It is important to choose the one most related to the personality and interests of your child. To do that, we suggest that the child participate in the selection and if possible share it with other friends.
3.- You should also take into account the distance from your home, duration of the camp, type of interaction, and its quality controls in place.
4.- Ensure that the camp has the necessary accreditation and complies with its policies before enrolling the child in it.
5.- Find out if the staff is accredited and if there is adequate coverage for the number of children for which they will be responsible. Your child should always be supervised by qualified personnel!
6.- Check if the camp is adapted to your child’s physical needs or special diet, if required.
Finally, remember that what you are looking for is the comfort and safety of the child, so when you call, ask all the necessary questions to obtain lots of information. Although you may seem to be asking for too much, it is never enough when it relates to the welfare of your child.

Advantages of Summer Camps

• You can work and know that your child is properly cared for during summer vacations.
• Children are active instead of spending time watching television or playing video games.
• Children can learn new skills: learn to speak another language, to take photographs, to play musical instruments, or to participate in a new sport.
• Children expand their circle of friends, share with children from other areas and build new social bonds.

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