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.

IHOP's National Pancake Day

From now until February 25th, IHOP is hosting their annual icon campaign. Be sure to purchase a balloon icon while visiting your local IHOP and don’t forget to stop by participating locations on February 25th for National Pancake Day. Make your way to IHOP that day to receive a free short stack and donate to Nicklaus Children's Hospital.Learn more at

Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 to 11:00 PM

Location: Ihop Restaurants

School Uniform Drive

Nicklaus Children's School Telehealth Program is collecting new and gently used uniforms for students in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Many of the schools we serve have a student population in which children live below the poverty line, or are in foster care. 

Accepted items: Polo shirts in burgundy or hunter green, khaki pants, skirts and shorts (all sizes). Other pickup locations can be arranged!

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019 to 5:00 PM

Location: Palmetto Bay Outpatient Center, (Franjo Road)

CPR Class (Spanish)

Curso de RCP (reanimación cardiopulmonar, siglas en inglés CPR) y primeros auxilios pediátricos, recomendado para padres, abuelos, y personas que estén al cuidado de menores de edad. Instructores certificados con la American Heart Association enseñarán RCP, el uso de AED y qué hacer en caso de atoramiento en bebés, niños y adultos.

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 3:40 PM to 6:00 PM

Location: Michael Fux Family Center, Nicklaus Children's Hospital

CPR Class

Community course designed to teach first aid basics. This course in pediatric CPR teaches parents, grandparents and caregivers how to administer CPR to infants and children.

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 10:01 AM to 10:57 AM

Location: Michael Fux Family Center, Nicklaus Children's Hospital

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 families with up-to-date information about the possible aspects of BWS and their management. 

Date: Friday, July 10, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Main Auditorium

11th Annual Dr. Moises Simpser VACC Camp Golf Tournament

Join us for a great day of golf, delicious dinner and exciting auction...all to benefit the children of VACC Camp.

Date: Friday, October 9, 2020 to 6:00 PM

Location: Melreese Country Club

Weekly Events and Classes

Social Skills Group

8 week program. 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, Division of Psychology, 2nd Floor

​F.O.C.U.S. Program

8 week program. This group therapy program is designed for children ages 7 to 17 with behaviorial issues, including but not limited to ADHD. The weekly sessions teach innovative techniques to assist children with managing feelings, developing organization skills, maximizing their concentration abilities and socialization skills.

Location: Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Division of Psychology, 2nd Floor

Teen Sleep Group

8 week program. This program is designed for teens ages 13-16 experiencing difficulties related to sleep, including daytime sleepiness, trouble waking in the morning, difficulty falling asleep and waking in the middle of the night. The goal of this group is to give teens the tools and strategies they need in order to get more sleep and better quality sleep.

Location: Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Division of Psychology, 2nd Floor

Brain Wellness: Kids Yoga

This program is provided by a certified yoga instructor. It offers children and teens the following benefits: managing stress through breathing, self-awareness, healthy movement and meditation. Yoga also promotes strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness.

Location: Michael Fux Family Center, Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Calm Kids

8 week program. 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.

Location: Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Division of Psychology, 2nd Floor

Making Moves

Making Moves is a fun, movement-based transformational program - not related to skill or fitness - to help people move into a state of being that enhances healing. More than a learning series of steps or memorizing a sequence, participants are encouraged to use their body as an instrument of self-expression and communication. 

Pain Management Group

8 week program. This program is specifically designed to empower children ages 7-18 through complex sensory experiences. Each session is created to teach participants evidenced-based techniques to better manage pain and improve overall quality of life.

Location: Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Division of Psychology, 2nd Floor
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