Holiday & Vacation Reminders

“Rest and be thankful.” – William Wordsworth Holidays and vacations are a great opportunity to rest, recharge and explore the U.S. Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer travel season. Here are some reminders about program rules regarding holidays and vacations. Holidays Host families are not required to give au pairs any specific holidays. Each Read More

Simple Mother’s Day Gifts to Make

Mother’s Day in the U.S. is Sunday, May 14. Mother’s Day recognizes mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds in general, as well as the positive contributions that they make to society. It was established by Anna Jarvis, with the first official Mother’s Day was celebrated at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia, on May 10, 1908. You will find Read More

Privacy & Personal Information Online

We live in a time of constant sharing through social media. We often share pictures, plans of somewhere we are going or rants about problems, without thinking much about who will see it and what could be the consequences. Before clicking post, stop to think: Am I violating someone’s privacy? Am I sharing personal info. that could Read More

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