Options for those Last Few Education Hours

How many total classroom hours do you need? Standard au pairs must complete 72 hours or 6 credits or 7.2 CEUs. Educare companions must complete 144 hours or 12 credits or 14.4 CEUs. Certain combinations of classes can leave you just a few hours short of the requirement. Here are several options for completing those last few hours. Prices listed Read More

Looking for Valentine’s Day Activities?

Valentine’s Day (February 14) is a time of love, friendship, giving, and caring. Americans use Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to tell friends and family how much they care.  Children usually exchange cards at school. Are you looking for Valentine’s day activity and craft ideas? Look no further…  Au Pair in America has a Pinterest Read More

Do I Need Sports Insurance?

Trying out winter sports like ice skating, skiing and snow boarding can be very exciting, especially if this is your first time experiencing winter weather. However, you should also know the risks and be prepared. Is it risky to do winter sports without the sports insurance? Yes. If you have to pay your own hospital bills for Read More

Visiting Baltimore By Train

If you want to visit Baltimore, but are worried about driving there or if you don’t have access to a car, the MARC train is a great option.  Here is some information on how you can enjoy visiting Baltimore via public transportation. Prices and info are accurate as of Dec 3, 2016. Please check links to verify prices Read More

30 Hours of Service Update – Sending Smiles

Back in May, we announced that our cluster would be celebrating Au Pair in America’s 30th anniversary year with 30 Hours of Service in 2016. We are counting the time preparing for and carrying out the volunteer projects. We have done these project so far: April 10 – Making Sandwiches for the Homeless (5 hours of service) July Read More

Thanksgiving is November 24

Thanksgiving is a public holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November every year in the United States. It started as a harvest festival and has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789.  The most important part of Thanksgiving for American families is to spend family time together. Here are some fun facts about Read More