Everything you need to know about being a host family and Au Pair!
Webinars are the perfect opportunity to enhance the extensive training received at orientation.
Sit back, listen and learn; topics ranging from: 100 Activities to Do with Children, Healthy Nutrition, Tips for Returning Home, temper tantrums, sibling rivalry,…and more…
Register at: http://aupairinamerica.com/apwebinars and take advantage of these FREE educational opportunities!
Our cluster event was held at the Westport Arts Center. Au Pairs from Westport, New Canaan and Weston toured Lynsey Addario’s Pulitizer Prize winning photographic exhibit On the Wire: Veiled Rebellion, photos of women in Afghanistan. Lynsey Addario, a Westport native, is an American photojournalist based in London, where she photographs for The New York Times, National Geographic, and Time Magazine. In 2000, she traveled to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to document life and oppression under the Taliban. She has since covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Darfur, Congo, and Libya, and shoots features across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa. Lynsey was named by Newsweek magazine as one of the “150 Fearless Women”” and in 2010 Lynsey was named one of 20 women on Oprah Winfrey’s Power List, for her “Power of Bearing Witness”. A truly eye opening exhibit for us all.
Attention Host Families!
Is your Au Pair a Superstar?
The International Au Pair Association (IAPA) hosts an “AU PAIR OF THE YEAR” award every year as a way to celebrate au pairs around the world and enhance the public’s awareness of this enriching cultural exchange opportunity. We know there are amazing young women who are deserving of the title “Au Pair of the Year”.
Help us identify these au pairs and nominate them for the award! All of the information host families need to know can be found at:
November 29- Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving and is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season. Black Friday is not an official holiday, but many people have the day off, which increases the number of potential shoppers. Merchants and the media use the term Black Friday to refer to the beginning of the period in which retailers are in the black i.e., turning a profit for the year. Sales are everywhere–set your alarm and hit the stores before the sun comes up to get an authentic experience this unique day!
November 28 Thanksgiving – Thanksgiving dates back to the first European settlers in North America. After hardship, illness and hard work the Pilgrims celebrated a successful harvest that they shared with their Native American friends. This national holiday is a day to feast with family and friends and most importantly, to give thanks.
Halloween can be a lot of fun but it is also a time when safety should come first. Here are some tips for the au pairs tonight.
Adult supervision is essential. Always accompany the children if they are going door to door to trick or treat
Try tick-or-treat-friendly homes. Ensure the children only visit houses with lights on. And, you might also suggest the houses they visit have some sort of Halloween decoration on the porch.
Stay outside. Make sure the children don’t go inside someone’s house. They can trick or treat on the porch.
Remain visible. Dress the children in bright costumes or have them wear reflective strips or carry a glow stick or flashlight.
Quality-check treats. Check the candy before they eat it. Throw out any candy that is not in its original wrapper or looks like it has been tampered with.
Say “no” to strangers. Remind the children to never accept a ride or go anywhere with a stranger.
Most of all…have fun!