Au Pairs in Castle Rock – September

September Newsletter
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In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I thought I’d add a fun kids craft and other cultural events taking place in town to be aware of.

Around this time last year during my kid’s Spanish class their amazing teacher, Carol Edwards, Manager Director of Language Logix, Inc. had my kids make maracas. A year later my kids still take these maracas out and create beautiful music to my ears! HA! I also love that while making this fun craft they learned basic Spanish words and were taught the tradition behind celebrating, The Day of the Dead which is celebrated on November 2nd and has a long history in Mexican Tradition.

One of the many benefits of the au pair program that I love is the cultural influence that your au pair brings into your home and the exposure of their language and history.

If you are looking for cultural events to share with your family or to do with your friends or significant other, here are a few ideas to consider.

The CineLatino Film Festival is a 4-day, cultural celebration of Latino Cinema. With 13 titles, the festival features a healthy mix of feature and documentary films, along with new and repertory titles.

Have you every thought about Salsa Dancing? Here’s your chance to get your Mambo on! .

El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado at the History Colorado Museum

Maracas

Instructions to make Maracas

Mexican Burnt Candy

My son struggles tying his shoes. He gets them tied loosely only to be frustrated an hour later when they are untied again. I saw a similar video on Macaroni Kid. This is great and so simple! My son’s shoe tying issue has been solved. His confidence has been boosted and another milestone accomplished. Yay!
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AU PAIR SPOTLIGHT
Welcome Sabrina
from
Switzerland!Sabrina will be joining the S. Family and their two small children this month. Sabrina comes to this family with over 7000 hours of childcare experience and a joy for music and dance. She has been playing the drums since she was thirteen years old and the saxophone since she was four years old.
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AUGUST HOST FAMILY EVENT
Au Pair Meeting
Despite the cool weather and rain, we enjoyed ice cream, played a few games and each child was able to decorate a Frisbee to take home with their au pairs home country flag. Thank you for coming out!
September compliance
AU PAIR EDUCATION

This is the time of year many au pairs will begin thinking about their education compliance. The most common question that I receive from au pairs is this.

Are host families responsible for paying my gas to and from class?  

HOST FAMILY COMPLIANCE: Host families are responsible for covering reasonable transportation expenses including gasoline, parking, or public transportation costs (if applicable) to and from the local place of instruction. 

TIP: If your au pair does not have use of the family car, it is best if the course is accessible by public transportation, as you are responsible for covering transportation costs or providing transportation to and from the class. Safety for your au pair is always a top priority as well. Be mindful of the pick-up/drop-off location and the time of day your au pair will be traveling to attend educational classes if traveling by bus or light rail.

More Information about Transportation and Education HERE
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REFERRALS

Exciting News!

I will be the local consultant for the Parker area as well as continuing to work with my amazing families in Castle Rock. The noticeable change will be for our au pairs who will have a bigger group of community au pairs to support each other and a network to create and establish friendships.

As Always, Thank You for the continued referrals that you’ve been sending my direction. When you refer anyone you know, REMEMBER to use your referral link in your account so that you benefit from the referral incentive. OR, send me a quick text or email to let me know who you referred so that I can make sure you receive credit.

EMAIL ME if you have a friend who wants information about childcare!
Upcoming Au Pair Meetings
I have au pair meetings scheduled for the remainder of the 2017 year!

Sunday, 10 September 2017 6:04 PM

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