Au Pairs in Connecticut Learn Self Defense!
The Stamford, CT Patch Newspaper in Connecticut ran a front page story featuring Cultural Care au pairs learning self defense at BreakThru Fitness, a family fitness center in town. In addition to safety training learned at Cultural Care Au Pair’s Training School in Oakdale, NY, local childcare coordinators (LCCS), who support au pairs and families during the year, teach au pairs three safety units per year. LCCs follow Cultural Care Au Pair’s Continuing Safety Education Program (CSEP) curriculum to help au pairs understand Household Poisoning Prevention, Water Safety and Drowning Prevention and Fire and CO Poisoning Prevention. In addition to this core curriculum aimed at protecting host children, LCCs may also incorporate other safety topics like self defense.
Says Lina Helgesson, an au pair from Sweden: “It was really fun and I really learned a lot! Now I feel safer outside alone.”