Articles of South Florida

Grants to Latino Students Who Wish to Go to University

Grants to Latino Students Who Wish to Go to University

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards program makes it easier for Latino students to access college and advance along their professional paths. This is the case of Elisa Juarez, 2001...

Cauley Square the Last Railroad Village in Florida, an Ideal Place for Your Events and Get-togethers

Cauley Square the Last Railroad Village in Florida, an Ideal  Place for Your Events and Get-togethers

The village had a major makeover after Hurricane Andrew and its devastation. The place refused to die, and now Cauley Square is a perfect spot where family and community come...

The Historic Seminole Theatre Will Host 3RG Miami’s Concert

The Historic Seminole Theatre Will Host 3RG Miami’s Concert

3RG Miami (Three Ricans and a Girl) will be making its way back to The Historic Seminole Theatre in Homestead, FL, with a concert on January 26, 2019, that is sure to deliver something...

Marion Carberry in Pursuit of Her Passion from Jamaica to New York to Florida

Marion Carberry in Pursuit of Her Passion from Jamaica to New York to Florida

An immigrant’s story as an entrepreneur and a leader who fought for her dreams and found her life purpose in education.

In-house Mental and Medical Health Services in Homestead: A Multidisciplinary Team Offer

In-house Mental and Medical Health Services in Homestead: A Multidisciplinary Team Offer

Monarch All Health is a family-oriented health center based in Homestead, offering mental health and medical services to all ages, but with a focus on children 0-5 years old.

This Christmas, Give Julian the Gift of Life

This Christmas, Give Julian the Gift of Life

This Christmas, Save a Child’s Life by Becoming a Bone-Marrow Donor Seven-year-old Julian Morales has a rare genetic disease and is in need of a bone-marrow transplant. Finding a Hispanic...

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M-DCPS Early Childhood Programs, VPK Enrollment Campaign

M-DCPS Early Childhood Programs, VPK Enrollment Campaign

                      Applications for children 3 and 4 years old are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 school year. Miami-Dade County...

El Alcalde de Homestead Stephen R. Shelley juramentó para su cargo

El Alcalde de Homestead Stephen R. Shelley juramentó para su cargo

                       El 14 de Enero de 2019, Stephen R. Shelly juramentó para convertirse en el nuevo alcalde de Homestead durante...

Winners announced for the 31st Annual In the Company of Women Awards  

Winners announced for the 31st Annual In the Company of Women Awards  

As the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department marks its 31st year hosting the coveted In the Company of Women Awards, 15 inspiring women leaders have been selected to...

M-DCPS Supports Students, Employees Affected by Government Shutdown

M-DCPS Supports Students, Employees Affected by Government Shutdown

As the government shutdown enters its third week, an estimated 800,000 federal employees will face their first missed paycheck on Friday. Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ (M-DCPS) stands ready to assist...

Grand opening for new day docks at Pelican Island

Grand opening for new day docks at Pelican Island

On Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at 10 a.m., the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and District 3 Commissioner and Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson, will host...

It’s Christmas Time in the City

It’s Christmas Time in the City

The Historic Seminole Theatre Is Gifting A Holiday Classic to Homestead This December “We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!” The holiday season is hands down,...

Health

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Nov2018
Nicklaus Children’s Walk-in Urgent Care Centers: Your Partner in Managing Minor Injury and Illness During Flu Season

Nicklaus Children’s Walk-in Ur...

Care for the unexpected inconvenience of minor illness or injury just got easier for parents. Walk-in pediatric Urgent Care Centers in Miami-Dade County are located in Doral, Hialeah, Homestead,...

05
Oct2018
DOH-Miami-Dade Recognizes National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

DOH-Miami-Dade Recognizes Nati...

In recognition of National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and local partners will host three free community awareness and HIV/STD testing events.

12
Sep2018
Back Pain - What to Do?

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...

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

01
Oct2018
"I Live Active" Wellness Showcase returns to Goulds Park Nov. 9

"I Live Active" Well...

Being active can have many positive effects on one’s physical, emotional and social well-being. Research suggests that exercising outside for at least 20 minutes a day can greatly improve a...

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

Health and Fitness Coach Commi...

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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...

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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...

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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