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.

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, October 16, 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
 

#GiveMe5 Health Resource Fair

The #GiveMe5 team will be providing fresh fruit and vegetable samples, along with helpful information on how you can get your 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day!

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM

Location:
Stephen P. Clark Government Center
111 NW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33128
 

Baby Play: Promoting Your Baby’s Motor Skills

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.

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 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
 

Super Duper Fun Day Kickoff Event!

Join us for a sneak peak of the first-ever Super Duper Fun Day! Come on down to the APCP Plaza at Nicklaus Children's Hospital for visits with characters, cotton candy, face painting, a magic show, balloon art, sweet treats, and so much more! 

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Location:
Nicklaus Children's Hospital
APCP Plaza
3100 SW 62nd Ave
Miami, Fl 33155

Human Growth Foundation Education Day

Human Growth Foundation and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital will host “Human Growth Foundation Education Day”

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018

Time: 07:30 AM to 04:00 PM

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

Diabetes Technology Fair

November is Diabetes Awareness Month! Learn about the latest technologies available to support children living with diabetes at this technology fair. Snacks will be provided.

Date: Thursday, November 01, 2018

Time: 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM

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

Super Duper Fun Day! Walk and Family Festival

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 17, 2018 as our entire community comes together for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation’s first ever Super Duper Fun Day! Thousands will join together with their family and friends in Coconut Grove for a fun walk and festival, all in support of the patients and families at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. If you liked participating in our 5K races in the past, then you’ll LOVE all there is to do!

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018

Time: 07:30 AM to 02:00 PM

Location:
Coconut Grove, Florida

2nd Annual Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Sports Health Symposium

Longevity in Sports Performance, Considerations from Elementary to Post Professional

This course will give the athletic trainer and physical therapist an overview of athletic development models and orthopedic/rehabilitative management of several conditions that influence athletic performance.

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018

Time: 08:00 AM to 04:45 PM

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

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: 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

Location:
TBD
 

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

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 
 

​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

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
 

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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