Photo albums

A picture is worth a thousand words—so please take a look at my photo albums to learn more about what our local host families and au pairs are up to during the year.
2017.03.11 Au Pairs do Speed Friending


All Portland Metropolitan area Cultural Care Au Pairs were invited to meet each other in a fun and crazy scramble to meet every other au pair in the room.

2017.02.04 Household Poisoning Prevention/Ice Skating


February was our Continuing Education meeting on Household Poison Prevention.  We held the meeting at the food court at the Lloyd Center in NE Portland because some of the au pairs wanted to go ice skating afterwards.  The brave au pairs who skated were Luisa, Rebekka, Rhoda and Maria.  They […]

2017 – 01/15 International Brunch at Home of LCC


Au Pairs (and Host Family drivers) braved the snow to come to the home of LCC, Tamara, for an International Brunch.  Marion brought Galette des Fois (Cake of the King).  The youngest au pair (Rhoda) had to sit with her back to the group and call out names and Marion […]

November 6, 2016 AP Meeting Winterhawks Hockey Game


Au Pairs from all around the Portland area along with three Local Childcare Consultants attended the Portland Winterhawks Hockey Game on November 6th.  A guest au pair, Ida, from Bend, OR,  helped us understand the rules.  She is from Finland.  Marion (France) caught a t-shirt souvenir when it was shot into the […]

2016 October 1 AP Meeting – PSU vs ISU Football


Au Pairs attended their first American football game on October 1st at Providence Park where Portland State University Vikings hosted the visiting Idaho State Bengals.   The final score was Portland State 45 and Idaho State 20.

September 10, 2016 Fire and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Meeting


Host Families and Au Pairs attended a Fire Safety Meeting Put on by the Portland Fire And Rescue Department.  Kim Kosmas, the Sr. Communications Officer presented valuable information to all on keeping your home and family safe from Fire and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.  She also covered the importance of Smoke […]

August 6, 2016 AP Meeting and Scavenger Hunt at Oaks Park


Cultural Care Au Pairs from the Portland Metropolitan Area met up at Oaks Amusement Park for a Social Gathering and Scavenger Hunt.  Au Pairs were put into groups of 4 by LCCs, Abby, Christy and Tamara.  Groups competed to be the first groups to finish with the right answers to […]

February 2016 Continuing Education Poison Prevention and AP Meeting


Dr. Scott Gutovitz, ER Doctor and Host Dad, joined us at the Hillsdale Library for a discussion about Household Poisons and Poisoning Prevention.  We had a display of everyday household items that could be poisonous to small children and had a good conversation about storage of such items and protecting curious […]

May 1, 2016 Host Family Meeting with Au Pairs


Au Pairs presented information about their home countries with visual displays for host families.  Children each received a souvenir passport for the event and each au pair added stickers of their home country flags to the passports.

2015 Holiday Party December 2015


Holiday party at the home of  LCC, Tamara.  Au pairs brought food from their country to share and piñata provided fun for all.

November 7, 2015 Au Pair Meeting – Fire Safety Training and Baking Apple Pies


Au Pairs visited the St. Helens Fire Station where Firefighters covered fire safety and prevention information.  They also gave a tour of their ambulances, fire trucks, equipment and the whole station.  Following that, we all went to LCC Kristen P’s house to learn how to make American Apple Pie from scratch.  […]