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!
Long Distance Relationships: Let's Talk about Them
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.
Talk, Talk, Talk: Activities to Promote Speech and Language in Young Children
Learn the importance of early language development as well as activities to promote speech and language in young children. Hosted by Sandee Plescia, Orientation Trainer & Early Childhood Education Specialist.
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.
Help, My Kids Are Fighting Again!
Do your kids fight, squabble, get on each other's nerves? Please join Lead Trainer Joan Barth for a closer look at sibling fighting and how to manage it.
No School: Activities to Do with Kids of All Ages
No school for the kids!! Join Orientation Trainer Sandee Plescia with over 100 activity ideas that you can plan. This webinar also include a special section on teens.
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.
July Webinars Overview:
Toilet Training 101
No more diapers? Need help with toilet training the children? Join us for tips and suggestions.
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.
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
Going Home? Tips for Leaving the US and Settling In at Home
How to return home after your stay and feel good about it. Tips for leaving and also for settling in when you return. Hosted by Joan Barth, Orientation Trainer.
Sleep: How to Get a Better Night's Sleep
Do you have a hard time falling or staying asleep? Please join Lead Trainer Joan Barth to talk about healthy sleep habits and tips to improve yours. We all want a good night's sleep!
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.
August Webinars Overview:
How To Write the Best CV/Resume
Getting ready for the next phase of your life? Join Sandee Plescia for some excellent tips on preparing your CV/Resume. The future is yours!
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.
Feeling Sad or Stressed? Tips for Gaining Balance in Your Life
Join Orientation Trainer Sandee Plescia for tips on how to manage your stress.
Fall Activities for Kids of All Ages
Need new ideas of things to do in the 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.
Homesickness: What Is It? What Can You Do?
Please join Lead Orientation Trainer Joan Barth to talk about homesickness. What is it? How does it feel? Tips on managing.
Reading: The Pleasure and Importance of Reading to Your Kids
In this webinar we discuss the importance of reading and some tips for children of different ages. Hosted by Joan Barth, Lead Orientation Trainer.
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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