Yearly Archives: 2015

Winter Vacation Battle Plan

Photo: m01229 (Flickr)

Photo: m01229 (Flickr)

The thought of having the kids home for two weeks during the winter can send even the most seasoned childcare giver into a panic. Cold weather, shorter days, extra sugar, later bedtimes, and visiting relatives can be a challenge. But with a little pre-planning, you can provide your host kids with a vacation to remember. Continue reading

December Holiday Cluster Meeting

Our December 2015 Cluster Meeting was full of fun and laughter.

Our December 2015 Cluster Meeting was full of fun.

From reviewing important seasonal safety tips to sharing holiday traditions from many different countries, our December cluster meeting was full of learning and fun. Each Au Pair brought a treat that reminded her of the holidays and a wrapped present for a gift exchange. Continue reading

Hanukkah 2015

You can visit the world's largest menorah on the Ellipse in Washington, DC. Photo: Ted Eytan (Flickr)

You can visit the world’s largest menorah on the Ellipse in Washington, DC.  Photo: Ted Eytan (Flickr)

Hanukkah begins at sundown on Sunday, December 6th and ends on Monday, December 14th

Hanukkah is the Jewish Feast of Lights or Feast of Dedication. The Hebrew word Hanukkah means dedication. The holiday begins on the eve of the 25th day of the Hebrew Month of Kislev and lasts eight days. Hanukkah usually falls in the month of December, but occasionally can start in November. Continue reading

Au Pairs Help Make a Difference in DC

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year for Au Pairs to learn more about the American spirit of volunteering. For our November cluster meeting, Au Pairs from two DC clusters gathered to discuss volunteering and ways they can help the DC community. Continue reading

Veterans Day

There are over 19 million Veterans in the United States. We all have a family member, friend, neighbor, or host parent who has served or is currently serving in the military.

Each year, we recognize our Veterans on November 11th. Please take a moment to appreciate our Veterans today.

Learn more about Veterans Day here.