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.

Holiday Toy Drive: Gift and Toy Donations

Get into the holiday spirit and help ensure that every patient wakes up to a very special Christmas morning by participating in our annual toy drive. Whether you drop off new, unwrapped toys and gift cards or go online to make a donation for us to do the shopping for you, there are many ways to get involved.

Date: Monday, December 03, 2018 to Sunday, December 23, 2018

Time: 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Registration Office (Blue Garage)
3100 SW 62nd Ave
Miami, FL 33155

Baby Play: Promoting Your Baby’s Motor Skills (Spanish)

This class is designed for families of newborns and babies up to 12 months of age. Participants will learn about developmental milestones and the importance of tummy time. This session will be held in Spanish.

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Time: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Palmetto Bay Outpatient Center
17615 SW 97 Avenue (Franjo Road)
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
 

Jewish Genetics Diseases Education and Screening

Get screened for the new preconception Jewish genetic disease panel.

Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Time: 07:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Location:
Temple Beth Am
5950 N. Kendall Drive
Pinecrest, FL 33156

CPR Class

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

Date: Wednesday, December 19, 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

Pediatric Feeding Workshop

This program is open to parents, professionals and students. Our Nicklaus Children’s Hospital speech language pathologist will discuss feeding development, breast feeding, signs of feeding issues, strategies to implement treatment sessions and best feeding utensils.

Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Time: 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Doral Outpatient Center
3601 NW 107th Avenue
Doral, FL 33178

Curso de Ortopedia Pre/Post Quirúrgico para el Tratamiento de Labio Fisurado y Paladar Hendido

Aprenda del equipo del Centro Craneofacial y el departamento de Cirugía Plástica de Nicklaus Children's Hospital. El propósito de este curso es presentar nuestra experiencia, técnicas y resultados en el manejo de pacientes con labio fisurado y paladar hendido.

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 to Friday, March 22, 2019

Time: 08:30 AM to 02:00 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
3100 SW 62nd 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

​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 under 21 years old.

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

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
Division of Psychology
2nd Floor
3100 S.W. 62nd 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
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
 

​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 
 

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
 

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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