About Au Pair in America

Au Pair in America is the nation's first legal au pair program. Since 1986, we have provided the best child care opportunities to host families across the US and au pairs from around the world.

International Bowling

BOWLING EVENTAPIA BOWLINGAu Pairs from Germany, France, Brazil, Spain, Costa Rica, England and South Africa enjoyed an evening of bowling.     Fantastic evening of fun and meeting new friends from all over the globe!

Au Pair Webinar Training Throughout Your Year!

Au Pair in America Webinars

Au Pair in America Webinars

Webinars are the perfect opportunity  to enhance the extensive training received at orientation.

Sit back, listen and learn; topics ranging from:  100 Activities to Do with Children,  Healthy Nutrition, Tips for Returning Home, temper tantrums, sibling rivalry,…and more…

Register at: http://aupairinamerica.com/apwebinars and take advantage of these FREE educational opportunities!

Westport Arts Center

Westport Arts
Our  cluster event was held at the Westport Arts Center.  Au Pairs from Westport, New Canaan and Weston toured  Lynsey Addario’s  Pulitizer Prize winning photographic exhibit  On the Wire: Veiled Rebellion, photos  of women in Afghanistan.  Lynsey Addario, a Westport native, is an American photojournalist based in London, where she photographs for The New York Times, National Geographic, and Time Magazine. In 2000, she traveled to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to document life and oppression under the Taliban. She has since covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Darfur, Congo, and Libya, and shoots features across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa. Lynsey was named by Newsweek magazine as one of the “150 Fearless Women”” and in 2010 Lynsey was named one of 20 women on Oprah Winfrey’s Power List, for her “Power of Bearing Witness”.  A truly eye opening exhibit for us all.

Holiday’s in America

Au Pairs from around the world sharing holiday customs with each other!    Wonderful evening of fantastic food, new friends and great memories of America.Holiday Party

Yale University

Our group enjoying an organized tour of Yale University.   Rich in history; educational AND fun!    Even enjoyed a Yale football game afterwards!

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Au Pair of the Year Award

Attention Host Families!
Is your Au Pair a Superstar?

The International Au Pair Association (IAPA) hosts an “AU PAIR OF THE YEAR” award every year as a way to celebrate au pairs around the world and enhance the public’s awareness of this enriching cultural exchange opportunity. We know there are amazing young women who are deserving of the title “Au Pair of the Year”.

Help us identify these au pairs and nominate them for the award! All of the information host families need to know can be found at:
http://aupairinamerica.com/aupairoftheyear/2013.asp.

Black Friday – Holiday Shopping in America

treasure-chest November 29- Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving and is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season. Black Friday is not an official holiday, but many people have the day off, which increases the number of potential shoppers. Merchants and the media use the term Black Friday to refer to the beginning of the period in which retailers are in the black i.e., turning a profit for the year. Sales are everywhere–set your alarm and hit the stores before the sun comes up to get an authentic experience this unique day!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving

November 28 Thanksgiving – Thanksgiving dates back to the first European settlers in North America. After hardship, illness and hard work the Pilgrims celebrated a successful harvest that they shared with their Native American friends. This national holiday is a day to feast with family and friends and most importantly, to give thanks.

Election Day 2013

November 5th is election day this year. Public schools in our area are closed. To learn more about US elections, visit:

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/Election Day

for a simple presentation of information about the US government including elections. Talk to the children about what you learned and create an Election Day theme at home: decorate in red, white and blue (how about colored napkins on the table?) Put out an American flag, and serve red, white and blue snacks. Blue and white corn chips with red salsa, vanilla ice cream with strawberries and blueberries or layers of colored Jell-o served with whipped cream.

Happy Halloween!!

Halloween can be a lot of fun but it is also a time when safety should come first. Here are some tips for the au pairs tonight.

Adult supervision is essential. Always accompany the children if they are going door to door to trick or treat

Try tick-or-treat-friendly homes. Ensure the children only visit houses with lights on. And, you might also suggest the houses they visit have some sort of Halloween decoration on the porch.

Stay outside. Make sure the children don’t go inside someone’s house. They can trick or treat on the porch.

Remain visible. Dress the children in bright costumes or have them wear reflective strips or carry a glow stick or flashlight.

Quality-check treats. Check the candy before they eat it. Throw out any candy that is not in its original wrapper or looks like it has been tampered with.

Say “no” to strangers. Remind the children to never accept a ride or go anywhere with a stranger.

Most of all…have fun!

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