Community Events, Educational Courses & Support Groups

Nicklaus Children's Hospital extends its expertise through its educational offerings to the community providing classes and courses, in addition to family-centered services to parents, families and professionals. Browse our community calendar to discover which upcoming events you would like to attend.

Off-Season Sports Conditioning Group Class

This program is designed to prepare athletes for their individual sports season to ensure optimize sports performance and prevent injury. Athletes will focus a periodization of 3 weeks strength and endurance phase, followed by a 3 week power phase led by Sports Health Performance Specialists. Program consists of 4-10 participants and is offered once or twice a week, over 6 weeks. 

Date: Monday, June 04, 2018 to Thursday, July 12, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Sports Health Center
11521 South Dixie Highway
2nd Floor
Pinecrest, FL 33156

Dance Injury Prevention Group Class

A training program designed to improve strength, range of motion, balance and neuromuscular control to enhance performance and reduce the risk of dance related injuries. Program consists of 4-10 participants and offered once or twice a week, over 6 weeks.

Date: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 to Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Time: 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Sports Health Center
11521 South Dixie Highway
2nd Floor
Pinecrest, FL 33156

ACL Injury Prevention Training Group Class

A training program designed to correct biomechanical risk factors of an ACL injury, focused on improving strength, power, and agility and led by Sports Health Performance Specialists. Program consists of 4-10 participants and offered once or twice a week, over 6 weeks. 

Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 to Friday, July 27, 2018

Time: 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Sports Health Center
11521 South Dixie Highway
2nd Floor
Pinecrest, FL 33156

Lactation Group

Join us for a lactation support group. This group will meet monthly to help participants learn about breastfeeding and available community resources for obtaining lactation supplies.

Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Michael Fux Family Center
3100 SW 62 Avenue
Miami, FL 33155

CPR Class

Community course designed to teach first aid basics, CPR and use of an AED.
Cost: $20.00 per person

Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Michael Fux Family Center
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155

Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) Family Conference

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital invites you to attend a conference designed to provide individuals with Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) and their family’s up-to-date information about the possible aspects of BWS and their management. 

Date: Friday, July 20, 2018 to Sunday, July 22, 2018

Time: 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Main Auditorium
3100 SW 62 Avenue
Miami, FL 33155

Communication and Feeding Difficulties in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

This class is offered to parents and caregivers of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Time: 12:15 PM to 01:15 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Miramar Outpatient Center
12246 Miramar Parkway
Miramar Square
Miramar, FL 33025

Pediatric Nutrition Symposium

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is excited to offer the Nutrition Symposium with an emphasis on the pediatric patient. Current research and technological advances in the care of pediatric conditions with nutrition implications will be presented by a multidisciplinary panel of speakers.

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018

Time: 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Campus
Main Auditorium
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155  
 

Pediatric Nursing Certification CPN Review Course

Susan Wade will guide the participants through the pediatric nursing certification exam review and preparation process and will provide practical tips for studying and test taking success.

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 to Thursday, September 13, 2018

Time: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Campus
Main Auditorium
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155
 

Vision, Ocular-Motor and Movement Strategies for Integrated Learning

This course will focus on clinical decision-making for the use of vision, ocular-motor and movement strategies to enhance outcomes.

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018 to Sunday, September 16, 2018

Time: 07:30 AM to 05:00 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Campus
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155
 

Pediatric Nursing Conference - "Raising the Bar: Pediatric Nursing Above Par"

Nicklaus Children’s Health System invites you to join us for the Third Annual Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Pediatric Nursing Conference. Step up to the green and earn CEUs while learning current best practice recommendations to enhance pediatric patient outcomes. 

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Time: 07:30 AM to 05:00 PM

Location:
Hilton Miami Airport
5101 Blue Lagoon Dr.
Miami, FL 33126
 

Best Practices in Pediatric Neurorehabilitation Symposium

This one day course will include educational sessions, case studies, and panel discussions that highlight evidence-based information for managing Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other related disabilities for children ages birth to 5.

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018

Time: 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Main Auditorium
3100 SW 62 Avenue
Miami, FL 33155
 

Weekly Events and Classes

Yoga for Kids

Yoga is a great way to get children active in a non- competitive environment. This one-day-a-week class is available for patients currently receiving therapy at one of our Nicklaus Children’s outpatient center locations, their siblings and children residing in our community.

Location:
​Nicklaus Children’s Doral Outpatient Center
3601 NW 107 Avenue
Doral, FL 33178

Brain Wellness: Yoga for Kids

Participants will learn to optimize neurological potential across the developing age and care continuum, to provide other treatment modalities to optimize results, to provide options for our patients and families, to provide options for our patients and families, and more!

Location:
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Michael Fux Family Center
3100 SW 62 Avenue
Miami, FL 33155
 

Teen Sleep Group

This six-week program is designed for teens ages 13 to 16 experiencing difficulties related to sleep, including daytime sleepiness, trouble waking in the morning, difficulty falling asleep and waking in the middle of the night.

Location:
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Main Campus
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155
 

Nicklaus Children's Dental Mobile Unit

State-of-the-art mobile health unit offers free oral health screenings, assessments and exams, all supported by telehealth connectivity with care providers at Nicklaus Children’s main campus. The Dental Unit will be visiting different locations on a weekly basis.

Location:
The Dental Unit will be visiting different locations on a weekly basis.
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​Swimming Lessons

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.

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Dan Marino Outpatient Center 
2900 South Commerce Parkway
Weston, FL 33331

​F.O.C.U.S. Program

This group therapy program is designed for children ages 7 to 17 with behaviorial issues, including but not limited to ADHD. This support group meets on Wednesdays.   
 

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Campus
Division of Psychology
2nd Floor
3100 S.W. 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155 

Calm Kids

Calm Kids is a weekly group therapy course designed to teach children strategies on how to take control over anxiety symptoms. Children will learn how to cope with fears and worries, identify anxiety triggers, how to relax the mind and body and maximize their self-confidence. This group meets on Tuesdays.

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Campus
Division of Psychology
2nd Floor
3100 S.W. 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155 

Social Skills Group

Children and teens ages 7 to 17 are invited to join this small discussion group to learn how to make, cultivate and maintain friendships. Participants will learn basic conversational skills, and discuss the use of appropriate humor, how to electronically connect with others, and how to manage disagreements.

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Campus
Division of Psychology
2nd Floor
3100 S.W. 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155

Pain Management Group

This eight-week program is specifically designed to empower children ages 7 to 18 through complex sensory experiences.

Location:
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Main Campus
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155
 
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