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April 13, 2004 > International Egg Hunt As Roll-Up To Easter

International Egg Hunt As Roll-Up To Easter

On Saturday April 3 at Lester J. Knot Park in Livermore, young women from all over the world experienced an American tradition for the first time, a good old-fashioned Easter Egg Hunt.

These young women are part of a nationwide cultural exchange program, with Cultural Care Au Pair. The program is regulated by the State Department and allows the women to live with a host family in the US for a 1 to 2 year program period, providing childcare for their host families. This is in exchange for room and board and a weekly stipend. Many live here throughout the Bay Area. They are from as far as Australia, South Africa, Peru, Sweden, Italy and Germany to name just a few countries.

It's a great opportunity for these Au Pair as well as the host families to share their cultures. They will learn about the different celebrations and customs here in the US during their stay and their host families will learn about the Au Pair's home country as well. The Easter Egg Hunt is one way they will experience a tradition of celebrating spring and the upcoming holiday.

Last Saturday they enjoyed our great Bay Area warm weather, the green hills and beautiful views of the Livermore Valley area, as they congregated to hunt for the colored eggs along with their host children and families. They munched on snacks and enjoyed each other's company, and even had a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny.

If you would like further information about the Culture Care Au Pair childcare program, you can contact Local Childcare Coordinators Sandi Bohner at 925 895-3767 or Dale Dubowy at 925 292-1079.

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