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Infant Massage 04/07/2014 - 04/28/2014
MCH Main Campus
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Mondays (April 7, 14, 21 and 28)

4 week series

Cost:  $50 per person for the four week series

Infant massage is designed for children ages 0-12 months.  Our hands-on method insures that you will learn the art of interactive massage to suit your baby's individual needs and developmental level.  Infant massage encourages relaxation for both parent and baby, promotes longer and deeper sleeping patterns and can relieve colic symptoms among other benefits.   Please call 305-662-8282 or e-mail for further information.

Handwriting is Fun 04/12/2014 - 12/31/2014
MCH Outpatient Centers

MCH outpatient centers now offer "Handwriting is Fun."  This program is conducted in 10-week sessions (other options may be available) for children ages 4 to 8 years who are currently enrolled in pre-K through third grade and demonstrate difficulties with letter formation, legibility, pencil grasp, spacing, letter and number reversals.  The child may also have the inability to keep a steady and consistent pace while writing due to lack of attention, memorization skills of letters/numbers and improper posture.    

This program is conducted by an occupational therapist who is a Handwriting Without Tears Level 1 Certified Handwriting Specialist.  The one-hour sessions take place in a small group setting twice a week.  An evaluation is required to determine if your child is a candidate for this program.  

Please call any of our outpatient centers for more information.

Free Skin Cancer Screening 05/12/2014
MCH Children's Skin Center
2:00 pm

Monday, May 12

2:00 pm

The Children's Skin Center at Miami Children's Hospital will provide a complete examination for the early detection of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.  The screening is free of charge and open to the community.

Please RSVP by calling 305-669-6555 option 4 or 305-669-7169 to make an appointment.


CPR Class 05/20/2014
Babies R Us
8755 SW 24 Street

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, May 20

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Certified American Heart Association instructors from Miami Children’s Hospital will teach Infant, Child and Adult CPR and use of an AED.  The course will also teach what to do if an infant, child or adult is choking. Cost is $20.00 per person.   Please call 305-662-8282 to register.

CPR Class 05/21/2014
MCH Main Campus

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, May 21 (English)                      

This course in Pediatric CPR teaches parents, grandparents and caregivers how to administer CPR to infants, children and adults.   Please call 305-662-8282 to register. Cost is $20 per person.

Importance of Breastfeeding 05/29/2014
MCH Main Campus
Michael Fux Family Center

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, May 29

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This class is designed for expectant mothers, breastfeeding mothers and families.   Fatima Gonzalez, Lactation Specialist at Miami Children's Hospital, will discuss the importance of breastfeeding.  Topics will include breastfeeding basics, pumping, diet, medications and storage and handling of breast milk.  To register, please e-mail or call 305-662-8282. 

Safe Sitter 06/16/2014
MCH Main Campus
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Monday, June 16

This class teaches 11-13 year olds how to baby sit safely.  The class provides CPR training, developmentally appropriate activities, feeding and bedtime routines to help teens and preteens care for babies and young children.   For more information please e-mail or call 305-662-8282.


Heartsaver CPR and Pediatric First Aid Course 06/26/2014
MCH Training Center
6101 Blue Lagoon Drive

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday, June 26

8:30 am - 12:00 pm CPR

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm First Aid

This course is designed for childcare and foster care workers, teachers, camp counselors and coaches.  Parents with young children and adolescents are also highly encouraged to attend.  This course will give you the education and confidence you need to effectively care for children in an emergency until professional help arrives.  Topics include:  first aid basics, medical emergencies and CPR with Automated External Defibrillator (AED).  Participants will receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR and Pediatric First Aid Course Completion Card.   Please call 305-662-8282 to register.

The New Normal: An Introduction to Diabetes Management
MCH Main Campus


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This group is for children ages 5-16 years old with a new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes mellitus.   The program will provide children and teens education for better management of diabetes in a fun, interative group environment. Parents will be be provided with suggestions to use at home to support their child's health.  Cost is $100 per child/teenager.  Please call 305-666-6511 ext. 3539 or 8503 to register.

Iron Fingertips: A Group for Teens Struggling with Type 1 Diabetes Care
MCH Main Campus


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This group is designed for teens diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus who need to increase diabetes care in a healthy and adaptive manner.   Education is provided for better diabetes management in a fun interactive group environment.  Cost is $100 per child/teenager.  Please call 305-666-6511 ext. 8503 or 3539 for more information.

Fibromyalgia Support Group
Miami Children’s Hospital
Palmetto Bay Outpatient Center
17615 SW 97 Avenue (Franjo Road)

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

First Saturday of each month

TThis group was designed to educate and promote awareness of fibromyalgia to and provide support for all people touched by this disease.

 Please contact Maria Vazquez at 305-898-1899 or for more information.

The Adolescent Years: A Parenting Skills Group
MCH Main Campus
Department of Psychiatry (2nd Floor)


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

(Five Sessions)

This group for parents and caregivers of adolescents who seek to improve the relationship with their children.  The program will provide participants the opportunity to interact with other parents who are faciing similar issues.   The group will offer techniques and strategies that will increase adolecent cooperation and compliance, as well as help develop and nourish a postive parent-child relationship.    Cost is $125 per family.   For more informaton or to register please call 305-666-6511 ext. 3539 or ext. 8503.

The Early Years: A Parenting Skills Group
MCH Main Campus
Department of Psychiatry (2nd Floor)


9:00 am - 10:00 am

(Five Sessions)

This group is designed for parents and caregivers of children under the age of 10.   The group will provide participants the opportunity to interact with other parents who are facing similar issues.  The class will offer techniques and strategies that will increase child cooperation and compliance as well as help develop and nourish a postive parent-child relationship.  Cost is $125 per family. Please call 305-666-6511 ext. 3539 or ext. 8503 to register.

Sociables: A Social Skills Group for Children
Miami Children’s Hospital
Department of Psychiatry
2nd Floor 3100 S.W. 62nd Avenue


3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for children ages 5-10                                                                         

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for children ages 11-16

These weekly group sessions are for children ages 5 to 16.   This seven week program assists children with difficulties making friends, initiating conversation and play with other children and expressing emotions.   The group will provide an opportunity to interact with peers, offer techniques and strategies to foster social development and provide parents suggestions to use at home to support their children's social skills. For more information or to register, please call 305-666-6511, ext. 3539 or ext. 8503.   Cost is $150 per child.

Swimming Lessons

Dan Marino Center
2900 South Commerce Way
Weston, FL

Knowing how to swim saves lives.  Swimming and water safety lessons are offered by a trained instructor for babies as young as 6 months to adolescents up to 21 years.   For more details, or to register please call 954-385-6295 or email


Car Seat Checks

Make sure your child is safe!
Have your child’s car seat checked!

Child Passenger Safety Technicians will check your child’s seat for defects, recalls, installation, and fit.

For more information or to set up an appointment, please call (305) 663-6800.

Diabetes Support Group

Second Wednesday of each month

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

MCH Main Campus

Our diabetes teen support group is open to those with type 1 diabetes ages 13 to 17.  Topics of discussion will include the latest in diabetes research to the latest in insulin pump therapy and suggestions from the group.  Our primary goal is to network and assist others with this condition as well as educate the community on type 1 diabetes.  There is no cost to attend.  Registration is required.  Please call Awidla valdes at 786-624-4571 or e-mail for further information.