Posts Filed in ‘Child Care’ Category

Discover 6 Ways Hosting an Au Pair Will Benefit Your Family

April 11th, 2017

As America’s first au pair program, we know from experience that hosting an au pair has many benefits. Over the past several decades, we’ve connected families across the U.S. with talented and caring au pairs from around the world through cultural exchange. If you are considering au pair child care, read on to discover six […]

The Au Pair Advantage

December 13th, 2016

Between sports, recreation and music lessons, school, doctor appointments and playdates, our kids’ social calendars are often every bit as jam packed as ours are. Naturally, one form of child care isn’t going to be a solution for families with more than one child—or even one child with a busy schedule. As most parents know, […]

Three Common Options for In-home Child Care

June 29th, 2016

Families looking for in-home child care providers have several options to consider. To find the best caregiver for your family, consider your needs for qualified, convenient and reliable care to reduce stress, support your children and enrich your family.

The Power of Cultural Exchange

February 16th, 2016

In this year’s U.S. News and World Report rankings of the best countries, cultural influence weighed heavily in the measure of the world’s greatest nations. The United States was rated the 4th best country overall and was found to be the number one most influential nation. The ability of U.S. citizens to contribute and participate […]

Twin Talks: Child Care for Families With Twins and Multiples

May 18th, 2015

Many new parents of twins and multiples are consumed with the cost of child care. But most aren’t aware that an au pair can provide the kind of quality and flexible child care they need. So our former host mom and Seattle area Community Counselor Maria Dozeman chatted with Christine Stewart-Fitzgerald of Twin Talks, an audio podcast that […]

How Au Pair in America Brings Flexibility to Child Care

March 10th, 2015

Community Counselor Mary Wylde wrote in to her local newspaper recently in response to an article about the lack of child care options in the northern Vermont area. Read about how Au Pair in America changed her family’s life by allowing her children to have their own daily routine with an au pair:

Summer Opportunities for Academically Gifted Children

March 9th, 2015

  Au Pair in America is a program of the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS), one of the oldest and largest cultural exchange organizations in the world. Also a part of the AIFS family, is the Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG), a provider of programs for gifted and talented youth, ages 5 through 17, since […]

“She came with an enormous smile and a seemingly endless supply of patience and energy.”

February 4th, 2015

Congratulations to Sonsoles, one of three runners-up in our Au Pair of the Year Contest. All of these au pairs are exceptional and exemplify the very best of our program! Each host family that entered the contest submitted an essay that described the characteristics that make their au pair exceptional, the positive impact she has […]

Announcing our Au Pair of the Year!

February 4th, 2015

Congratulations to our 2014 Au Pair of the Year Winners! We are so pleased to share these special stories from our host families, as they exemplify what a meaningful experience it is for families to open their homes, and for au pairs to become part of a new family and a new culture. Congratulations to […]

Switching From a Nanny to an Au Pair

January 16th, 2015

When a new host family was switching from a nanny to Au Pair in America, the host father wrote about the transition for the Wall Street Journal blog The Juggle: “choices and tradeoffs people make as they juggle work and family.” In the post, Mr. Edwards described why they were switching: Our interest in the […]