This year we asked au pairs to submit a picture of them celebrating a holiday while on program with Au Pair in America. French au pair Sarah P. in Natalie Skidmore's Washington, DC cluster sent in a photo of her family exchanging gifts: "My father whom I manage to surprise every year."
Global Awareness is ready for the new school year with avid new au pair ambassadors who can offer free information and materials to help your kids learn more about the world around them. So don't let the end of the summer stop you from going on an adventure, we are around to help you explore [...]
Au Pair in America Explorers for June Community Counselors have identified these three au pairs as the Au Pair in America Explorers for June. Anna L. from Germany in Christine Meek's Stamford, CT cluster. Anna truly embodies all aspects of a Cultural Ambassador!Not only does Anna attend and participate in our monthly cluster meetings, she [...]
Bolivian au pair Fernanda M. is spending her year in Catherine McEaddy Holmes' Washington, D.C. cluster. As part of her au pair experience she shared her culture with 17 pre-k students at John Eaton School in Cleveland Park. Fernanda brought Global Awareness coloring pages with her as well as flag stickers to help her share her [...]
Washington, D.C. Community Counselor Natalie Skidmore shared a video from a host family whose children were taught to say "Happy New Year" in Chinese by their au pair Winnie W. This holiday provided another opportunity to build bridges and learn about other cultures.
While we are not always so lucky to thank the winners of our contests in person, we were able to meet Zamony W. from South Africa, at the DC multi-cluster scavenger hunt on Sunday, October 14th and congratulate her in person. Zamony is in Victoria Paton's cluster. Zamony's winning poem can be found here. [...]
Bolivian au pair Fernanda M., presented to 17 pre-school students at John Eaton School in Cleveland Park, in Washington D.C. In addition to teaching the children what the flag looks like, and where Bolivia is located, she decided to focus her presentation on 2 traditional characters from La Paz-Bolivia. The "Zebra" and "La Chola." [...]
Chinese au pair Min C. is spending her year in Catherine McEaddy Holmes's Washington, D.C. cluster. Min had the opportunity to present to 120 students at the Shepherd Elementary School about the Chinese New Year! She showed pictures of the customs around the celebrations including red lanterns and paper cutting, and the delicious lucky food. The [...]