Helpful Tips for Au Pairs
Webinars to help you manage your life in the U.S.
These informative sessions are designed specifically for you, giving you important tips that will help you get the most out of your year!
Hosted by your orientation trainers.
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the online meeting.
Sign up for as many as you’d like!
Word from attendees
Each month one Au Pair Webinar attendee will win a $100 Gift Card from Amazon.com!*
*Au pairs who leave the webinar before it is completed will not receive credit for attending that particular webinar.
Congratulations to Au Pair in America webinar raffle winner Patricia.
“Those webinars were really helpful for me in this quarantine. I felt much better after. Thank you so much! And the best part was winning a great Amazon.com gift card! ”
~ Patricia from Brazil
Join us for our free online webinar sessions throughout the year!
100 Activities to Do With School Age Kids
Join us for a fun look at the activities you can do with your school-age kids. Hosted by Sandee Plescia, Orientation Trainer.
Talk to a Trainer about Covid and Social Distancing
This is an unusual time for everyone. Let's take a breather together and talk about how it feels to be an au pair during this time. Join Joan Barth, Lead Orientation Trainer, for sharing and tips.
Successfully Communicating with Your Host Family
Communicating effectively with your host family is essential to a successful year. Join this webinar to learn about the keys to communication that will help you in all of your important relationships. Hosted by Sandee Plescia, Orientation Trainer.
Great American Holidays
What they are, what we do, how to celebrate with the kids and how to avoid the blues if it feels so different. Join Sandee Plescia to hear what lies ahead this year.
Help My Kids Are Fighting Again
Join Lead Orientation Trainer Joan Barth for some tips on managing when your kids are fighting.
Long Distance Relationships
Did you leave a partner at home? Have you rematched and moved away while hoping to keep that new partner in the old location? Join Joan Barth, Lead Orientation Trainer, as she explores the issues, challenges and rewards of long distance love.
July Webinars Overview:
Toilet Training 101
No more diapers? Need help with toilet training the children? Join us for tips and suggestions.
No Time for Boredom: Activities to do with Preschoolers
Need ideas for activities to do with preschool age children? Join this webinar: Fun ideas to do with Three, Four and Five year olds. Hosted by Sandee Plescia, Orientation Trainer.
Managing Play with More Than One Child
Do you have kids of varying ages? Twins, Triplets? Join Joan Barth, Lead Orientation Trainer, for some suggestions on how to keep everyone occupied and happy at the same time.
It's Up to You: Making the Most of Your Au Pair Year
Managing your free time, your money and extending your friendship circle. Hosted by Joan Barth, Orientation Trainer.
Travel Tips for Au Pairs
Hoping to see more of the US than your hometown? Join Sandee Pelscia as she explores where, how and what you need to know for a safe and fun trip.
The Pleasure and Importance of Reading with Children
In this webinar we discuss the importance of reading and some tips for children of different ages. Hosted by Joan Barth, Lead Orientation Trainer.
August Webinars Overview:
Please join Lead Orientation Trainer, Joan Barth, to talk about homesickness. What is it? How does it feel? Tips on managing.
Teenagers: The Love/Hate Relationship
Teens can be challenging and/or rewarding. Find out how to control your attitude, your patience and your relationship with your teen. Sandee Plescia, Orientation Trainer and a lover of teens, talks it through with you.
Feeling Sad or Stressed: Tips for Gaining Balance in Your Life
Join Orientation Trainer Sandee Plescia for tips on how to manage your stress.
Homework: Finding the Right Strategy for Your Child
Please join Lead Orientation Trainer, Joan Barth, in exploring the topic of homework, different learning styles and finding helpful ways to assist children in managing their homework.
Fall Activities for Kids of All Ages
Need new ideas of things to do with fall with the children? This is your webinar! It has over 100 activity ideas to do with kids of all ages. Hosted by Sandee Plescia, Orientation Trainer.
Talk with a Trainer
Please join Lead Orientation Trainer Joan Barth in a special open forum webinar presentation. Ask, listen and share. This is an opportunity to cover many topics of interest to you and to learn from your community. We look forward to hearing from you and facilitating this discussion.
September Webinars Overview:
activities were really really great and I actually did the
Rheindeer-sleigh-fingerprint-one with my host kids today. The kids loved it and the host
mum said it was one of the best crafts she’d ever seen and she’s a preschool teacher.
ACTIVITY TIME: Infants & Toddlers
Your webinar leaders
It has been my great pleasure to be a part of the Au Pair in America team since the first au pair arrived to the United States in 1986. I live near Boston, Massachusetts and served there as a community counselor for ten years. That was an amazing experience! Since 1991 I have been part of the Au Pair in America Orientation training team and I must say, this is a job that brings me great joy. Each time I greet a group of new au pairs I can feel the energy and the hopes that you bring with you. I know, too, that you come with many questions and a great desire for information, so that you can do your best job and have your best year. Orientation is a beginning. Webinars are a continuation of your training. I am delighted to expand that training and education process with you as you develop more specific questions. I look forward to speaking with you and to helping you enhance your experience.
It has been a wonderful opportunity to work for Au Pair in America since 1994 as a Community Counselor and since 1997 as an Orientation Trainer. Both jobs are fun and exciting. I am able to work with Au Pairs and Host Families to ensure they have a great year with the program. It has been a wonderful experience to get to meet so many Au Pairs from so many different countries and to learn from each other. The Webinars are an extension of this learning as we have designed them to bring Au Pairs additional information while living in the USA. I hope these webinars will help you and provide you knowledge to have your best year ever in America.
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