Community Counselor Cynthia Chan in Southern Maryland used her monthly meeting to highlight the Lunar New Year. A guest speaker taught the au pairs about Chinese culture and Lunar New Year. In addition to sampling some treats, they also learned how to write a greeting in Chinese characters and received Lucky Money (red) envelopes. There [...]
Ermina H. is spending her year in Raquel Wilhelm's Wheaton, MD cluster, and had the opportunity to share about her country during a Discovering Music class for 1-4 year olds. Ermina explained how far away Bosnia and Herzegovina is from Maryland, the food that they eat, what the money looks like, and what their flag [...]
Brazilian au pair Luiza T. in Natasha Wrobel's Arnold, MD cluster shares about her experience presenting at Broadneck Elementary School's Multicultural Night. Her host child Peter attends Broadneck and asked if Luiza would talk about her hometown Recife, Pernambuco in Brazil. "Peter helped me with everything - we cooked together (we made brigadeiro, a sweet [...]
German au pair Pia B. is spending her year with a family in Patricia Antresian's Baltimore, MD cluster. Pia had the opportunity to share her culture with a group of 6 and 7 year olds at Harford Day School. Pia explains, "First I told them some basic information about Germany. I did comparisons between the United [...]
You never know what you'll find when you're out for a stroll on the beach! German Au Pair Alisa found a sharks tooth when out on the Chesapeake Bay. Thank you Maryland Community Counselor Cynthia Chan for sending this picture.
Maryland Community Counselor Cynthia Chan shares her blog post about her Au Pair: Kayleigh hails from South Africa and has been an au pair in Maryland for almost two years now! She shared some reflections on the impact of her time in the United States. “I’ve grown a lot since the beginning of my adventure [...]
Earth Day was celebrated in many ways this year. In Jan Peedin's Maryland cluster the au pairs volunteered by picking up litter along the streets of Historic Ellicott City. To celebrate Earth Day Au Pair in America asked for photos of Au Pairs in nature with or without their host child. The Winner was: Laura [...]