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Book Club

The new, improved and expanded Children’s Trust Book Club offers free, monthly books by mail for children from birth through their 5th birthday living in Miami-Dade County. Parents may register children from birth until they're 4-and-a-half years old. Book Club members receive a new book every month in English or Spanish along with a guide for parents with activities, information and suggestions on how to share the book with their children. Books include classics, award-winners and picture books to engage even our youngest “readers.” All books are selected specifically to help children develop their early reading skills for school readiness and, of course, for maximum enjoyment with their families!

When you receive your books, share on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! Tag The Children's Trust and use #TCTBookClub!

The Book Club is funded and administered by The Children's Trust and Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership.

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Support

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • For additional support regarding Book Club, please email your name, email address, phone number, and your question or comment to bookclub@thechildrenstrust.org.
  • Sign up by texting one of the following words to 786.460.CLUB (2582): “Read” for books in English, “Leer” for books in Spanish, or “Liv” to begin with books in English and be placed on a waiting list for books in Haitian Creole that will become available in 2021.

Kindergarten Readiness

  • Checklist
  • Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

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Child Development

CDC - Learn the Signs. Act Early
Your child should reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act and move. Track your child’s development and act early if you have a concern using the tools and materials on this site.
Click here for more information

Zero to Three - Ages and Stages
Learn about the skills and behaviors you can expect from your baby at every stage from birth to 3 and discover new ways of supporting this exciting growth and development.
Click here for more information

 

Individuals with Disabilities

If you or your child have limited vision or a hearing loss, you can enjoy reading books with your child by accessing affordable or free alternative format books including large print, digital, audio and braille. Here are a few website resources to get you started:

  • www.aph.org
    Free print/braille books for children under six years old who are blind or visually impaired. 
  • www.bookshare.org
    Free e-books for individuals who have a qualifying reading or perceptual disability, a visual impairment, or a physical disability that affects their ability to read printed works. 
  • www.accessiblebookcollection.org
    Extensive information and resources for individuals who are visually impaired about books and technology access.  
  • www.rmtcdhh.org
    RMTC-D/HH distributes captioned and signed video materials to parents of students who are deaf/hard of hearing through the free Media and Materials Loan Library. 
  • www.deafchildren.org
    Hundreds of free videos of American Sign Language (ASL) retellings of favorite child’s books by age.
  • www.fimcvi.org
    FIMC-VI Scholastic Book Program is geared towards emergent braille readers. 

See more resources for children with disabilities at www.thechildrenstrust.org/content/children-disabilities.

    Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership - Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe (ELCMDM) - Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD) Head Start / Early Head Start - Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) - Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade - FIU - Miami-Dade Cunty Public Libraries - Reach Out & Read - UHealth Jackson's Children's Care