At the 6th Annual Reedy River Duck Derby organized by the Greenville Evening Rotary Club, there were rubber ducks, people dressed like ducks and lots of children getting their faces painted with a yellow duck!
Cultural Care Au Pair (culturalcare.com), the leading provider of intercultural childcare in the United States, along with Premier Yorkie (PremierYorkie.com), an on-line retailer for small dog clothing and accessories, offered free face- and nail-painting at one of the many booths at the pre-race event in Falls Park.
“The event was an occasion to get our group of host families and au pairs involved with one of the largest and most popular family events in Greenville”, says Local Childcare Coordinator Anette Menke. “As the local support for Cultural Care Au Pair, I organize at least 2 host family events a year, whether focused on health & safety, or organizing an event or outreach for the local community. This was a great opportunity for our group of au pairs to give back to their community utilizing their talent and creativity.”
Au pairs are live-in nannies from abroad between 18 and 26 years old, who provide up to 45 hours of childcare per week in exchange for the opportunity to share life with an American family for 1 or 2 years and a weekly stipend. “Greenville was my first home for 1 year when I worked as an au pair for a local family with 4 children”, adds Nadia Price, Au Pair Program Consultant for Cultural Care in the Southeast region. “My host family and I had a great experience with the program: my host parents had flexible, live-in childcare and help with household chores, and a “big sister” figure for their children, while I had the opportunity to share life with them, improve my English and fall in love with Greenville (and a trilingual Greer native)!”.