Over 900 children participated in the summer Battle of the Books.

Photo by The Children's Trust

For children struggling with their literacy in the midst of the pandemic, what better way to spend the summer than reading to compete in a fun, engaging and literary challenging event than the Battle of the Books 2021. 900 kids spent a big part of their summer

Families enter the 2021 Family Expo in South Dade.

Photo by Gregory Reed.

There were magic shows, musical performances, wild animals, and, of course, plenty of resources and information for families as the 2021 Children’s Trust Family Expo Pop-Up Series debuted on Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Sweet Home Community Campus in South Dade.

A Hispanic and Black student busy themselves with homework at Centro Campesino.

The Children's Trust

Have you thought about what school is going to be like when kids return to in-person schooling at the end of summer? (We hope so!) Then you know you’ll also have to plan for what they are doing after school.

Kids enjoy themselves in a bounce house at The Children's Trust Family Expo.

Photo by Gregory Reed

Among the endless cancellations and suspensions that fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 was The Children’s Trust annual Family Expo.

The Children's Trust's President and CEO James Haj loads books during a distribution event in the summer.

The Children's Trust

The summer is here and while children are looking to have fun, relax and generally avoid responsibilities for two months or more, parents know that this summer needs to be different.

An early learning teacher talks to a group of children surrounding her at a table.


After suffering through many of the challenges of COVID-19 over more than 15 months, children and families in Miami-Dade County received a much-needed boost from Tallahassee this year with news that several bills passed the legislature that will have direct impacts on improving their lives.

Miami Diaper Bank staff and volunteers ready to distribute diapers.

Miami Diaper Bank

In April of last year, when the country’s collective panic over the pandemic started to hit its high, countless headlines pointed out the troubling and perplexing disappearance of toilet paper from practically all retail shelves.

African-American children build a mini ferris wheel during summer camp.

The Children's Trust

Getting and keeping your kids on track academically has always been a challenge. Throw in a worldwide pandemic and a wholesale move to virtual learning for more than a year and the desperation for our kids to go back to school to reconnect with traditional learning is strong.