Monthly Archives: January 2011

What is an Au Pair?

“Au pair” means “on par” or equal. Au are international visitors who travel to the United States on a J-1 Visitor Exchange Visa to acquire a better understanding and appreciation of American life while living with an American family and caring for their young children.


Hosting an au pair provides a rewarding experience to both the au pair and the family.  You and your children will learn first hand from an international visitor and you will share our culture with your au pair.  Give your children childcare “with a cultural flair.”  It is very affordable.  Take a look at our website at for current fees and promotions!

Long Island Au Pairs at Bryant Park Ice Skating

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CitiPond in Bryant Park offers free skating, just rent skates and enjoy.  The rink is set up for the winter months and is the Long Island clusters of Au Pair in America met on a Sunday in January to skate and get together.  The Community Counselors arrange cultural activities for the au pairs each month with quarterly childcare safety meetings.  Lucky to be near enough to visit New York City several times a year, the Community Counselors try to plan an activity at least a few times a year in the city.

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Childcare & Pre-School Showcase at Sachem Public Library

Come and meet Cindy Garruba, Au Pair in America Senior Community Counselor for Suffolk County and some of the local au pairs at Sachem Public Library’s Childcare & Pre-School Showcase!!  Au pairs are the answer for many busy Long Island families.  Au Pair in America is celebrating 25 years as the most trusted childcare provider in the world! 


Au Pair in America was the first legal au pair program, designated by the US Government in 1986. For more than 25 years, we have provided the best live-in child care opportunities to host families across the US and au pairs from around the world. Learn how the experience of Au Pair in America can work for you!

Wednesday, January 19

7 -9:30 PM

150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook, NY11741

Community Room A & B

Au Pairs Had A Wonderful Year

Click on the link below for a video of 2010 Au Pairs

Suffolk County Au Pairs

The Au Pair in America Au Pairs in Suffolk County enjoyed 2010 in the USA. They got together every month for meetings and fun activities. Au Pairs went to NYC often, ice skating in Bryant Park, seeing a Broadway Show, walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, and competing in a Scavenger Hunt with lots of other au pairs from Au Pair in America. Au Pairs enjoyed Long Island Beaches, a Long Island Ducks Baseball game, cluster meetings at Senior Community Counselor Cindy Garruba’s home, doing Global Awareness presentations in Suffolk County classrooms and libraries, decorating a holiday tree in Stony Brook Village, and decorating HELP Suffolk Homeless Shelter’s recreation room for the holidays.

Best of all, Au Pairs enjoyed the time they spent with their new friends and their host families. Happy New Year!! May we all learn from each other and have a peaceful and prosperous New Year!

Au Pair in America Celebrates 25 Years


Au Pair in America was established in 1986 as the first federally approved au pair program in the United States.  We have established high standards of excellence, partnering with the U.S. government, international partners, our U.S. field network, AIFS staff and orientation team to provide a quality cross-cultural experience for over 87,000 au pairs from around the world and thousands of American families.  Join us in celebration…………….  From Ruth Frizell Ferry, Sr Vice President and Director, Au Pair in America