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!
Back to School During the Pandemic: Keys to Success for Au Pairs and Host Families
Please join Trainer and Educator Sandee Plescia in a discussion about the changes in US schools and educational systems due to Covid 19. What does this mean for au pairs? In this webinar we will address these educational changes and the partnership that will be required between host parents and au pairs to provide a successful learning environment for the children.
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.
Temper Tantrums: When Your Child Feels Out of Control
Learn about why children have tantrums and what tools you can use to manage them most effectively. Joan Barth, Lead Orientation Trainer, will be your guide.
No Time for Boredom: Activities to do with Preschoolers
Please join Trainer Sandee Plescia for an engaging webinar that will help you keep your preschoolers entertained and busy all day long.
Talk with a Trainer
Please join Orientation Trainer Sandee Plescia in a special open forum webinar presentation. Ask, listen and share. This is an opportunity to cover many topics of interests to you and to learn from your community. We look forward to hearing from you and facilitating this discussion.
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!
October Webinars Overview:
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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!
November Webinars Overview:
Feeling Sad or Stressed? Tips for Gaining Balance in Your Life
Join Orientation Trainer Sandee Plescia for tips on how to manage your stress.
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.
Jolly Holly December Activities for Kids and Au Pairs
Join this New Webinar presented by Orientation Trainer and Educator, Sandee Plescia! For the first time ever, kids are welcome to join this webinar along with their Au Pair. Kids can pick out what activities they would like to do. It has over 100 ideas of activities kids can do in the month of December.
A Working Vacation: How to Make it Work for You and Your Host Parents
Traveling with your host family? Learn how it might work, what to expect and how to make it fun for yourself and your family. Join Joan Barth, Lead Orientation Trainer, to learn how to make the most of this great opportunity.
Worried or Feeling Lonely About the Upcoming Holidays? Tips to Stay Calm and Find Happiness During Stressful Times
Join Orientation Trainer Sandee Plescia to discuss tips on how to deal with stress during the holidays.
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, Lead Orientation Trainer.
December 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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