September is back to routine and school month. Many au pairs from Au Pair in America arrive to their new host in the summer and their first chance to meet the local au pairs is at the September meeting.
We start by doing some peace ornaments that will be displayed our Au Pair in America International Peace Tree in the Stony Brook Holiday Promenade of Trees. Everyone gets a chance to be creative and chat with each other during the craft project.
Then we moved inside to have a lesson on back to school routine, playground safety, school bus stop safety, driving tips, baby safety month and more. Everyone introduced themselves, talked about when they arrived in the USA, about the kids in the host family and what they hoped to see in the USA. Friendships are very important among the au pairs and many new ones begin at cluster meetings.
We talked about upcoming Cluster activities like a Scavenger Hunt in NYC and seeing the Radio City Christmas Spectacular!
Then some food and conversation, and a group picture!