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.

Parenting Boot Camp

Join us for an interactive and informative class for new parents and expectant parents. Free with registration.

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Auditorium Classroom A & B

Free EKG Screenings

The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital provides electrocardiogram (EKG) screenings to children and young adults in the community at no cost. The focus of this program is to create awareness on the importance of pediatric heart screenings in an effort to identify children at risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The use of an electrocardiogram (EKG) is critical to help diagnose asymptomatic heart defects that  may not otherwise be detected in a routine physical.

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019

Location: Riverside Park, City of Miami

Donate-a-Diaper Summer Drive

Join Nicklaus Children's Hospital and the Miami Diaper Bank by donating new packages of diapers to patients and community families in need.

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Time: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: APCP Lobby, Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Nicklaus Children’s Sports Health Youth Athlete Camp

A one-week summer intensive program for young athletes looking to gain an edge in sport and wellness. The athlete will gain knowledge in anatomy, movement and nutrition sciences and experience advanced training to improve overall athleticism.

Date: Monday, June 24, 2019 to Friday, August 9, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: Nicklaus Children's Sports Health Center, 2nd Floor

10th 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, September 27, 2019

Location: Melreese Country Club

Weekly Events and Classes

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. 

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

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

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

​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.  

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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

​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

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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