Parents: Did you know choosing to pay for child care now can lead to long-term salary gains?
Au Pair in America is proud to partner with HAYVN, a flexible coworking space for enterprising women to connect, create and grow professionally. Join Au Pair in America and HAYVN for “How and Why to Keep Working When You Think Child Care is Too Expensive” on October 8, 2019 from 12 pm–1 pm. The event will take place at HAYVN, located at 320 Boston Post Road, Suite 180, Darien, Connecticut. Refreshments will be provided!
Kathryn Sollmann, author of the book “Ambition Redefined: Why the Corner Office Doesn’t Work for Every Woman & What to Do Instead,” will give a presentation at the event. Sollmann’s views on women in the modern workplace have been published in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
“Women who are not in huge leadership positions attached to enormous salaries often say that it’s just not ‘worth it’ to work after the child care bill takes a big chunk out of their pay. This is shortsighted thinking: the value of working vs. staying home really needs to be considered over the long term. By leaving the workforce and eliminating the child care cost, a woman is not saving money. This discussion will help you do the right child care math—considering that women forfeit up to four times their salaries every year out of the workforce. You’ll learn about trends in child care and how to find top-quality caregivers that give you peace of mind and the ability to keep on track for long-term financial security,” explains Sollmann.
Professional mothers are often overwhelmed with child care worries. Those week-long breaks that kids love so much can be a nightmare for working mothers. Working mothers are often left struggling to find child care when their children are sick, babysitters go on vacation or daycare centers close for staff training days. Last-minute babysitter cancellations can result in vacation days vanishing or trouble at work. The modern working parent requires child care assistance that is both flexible and dependable—like having an au pair.
Au Pair in America, the nation’s first au pair program, combines cultural exchange and live-in child care assistance for a mutually rewarding and enriching experience for the entire family. Au pairs provide working mothers with work-life balance, flexibility and dependability. An au pair’s responsibilities can include playing with the children, driving children to and from school and activities, helping with homework, preparing meals for the children and cleaning up after the children. Children can even learn a second language from experiencing cultural exchange with their au pair! Scheduling is convenient, with host families setting their own schedule of up to 10 hours per day and 45 hours per week of live-in child care assistance. Plus, Au Pair in America partners with many employers to offer discounts as part of their benefits package. Having an au pair means no more aggravation dealing with sick days, snow days and life’s little surprises!