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.

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

Promoting Language and Social Skills through Everyday Activities

This class is offered to parents, caregivers, family members and professionals who are interested in learning different methods of promoting language development and social skills in daily activities across various settings. Topics discussed will include eliciting language during play, meals and bed and bath time. Families will have an opportunity to ask questions during open discussion at the conclusion of the lecture.

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Time: 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Pediatric Nursing Certification CPN Review Course

Susan Wade and Dr. Louise Jakubik 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: Monday, April 01, 2019 to Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Time: 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Location: Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Main Auditorium

Genes & Cocktails

Learn the facts about Personalized Medicine,  Fetal Care and Preconception Screening and what the Victor Center is doing in our Community. With special guest speakers Dr. Saima Aftab and Dr. Jennifer MacCafferty.

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Time: 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM

Location: Greenspoon Marder

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.  Costo: $20.00 por persona.

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

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

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, April 10, 2019

Time: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

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: Friday, April 12, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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

First Aid and CPR Education for Healthcare Professionals

Nicklaus Children's Hospital is an accredited American Heart Association, and American Academy of Pediatrics training site. Our Advanced Life Support Training Center offers multiple programs to fit every need from basic CPR to advanced certifications such as BLS, PALS and NRP.

Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Time: 08:30 AM to 04:00 PM

Location: Nicklaus Children's Hospital, George E. Batchelor Research & Academic Pavillion

2nd Annual Vascular Birthmarks Meeting

Come and learn about the diagnosis and treatment of vascular birthmarks and how we can help your child.

Date: Saturday, May 04, 2019

Time: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Location: Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Auditorium

Weekly Events and Classes

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.
Cost: $20.00 per person

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

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.

Brain Wellness: Yoga for Kids

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.

Time: 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM

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

​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 
 

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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