Posts Tagged ‘host family’

Au Pairs and Host Families Make a Difference Together

May 16th, 2017

  Our Community Counselors do such a great job planning activities and events for au pairs and families to meet up and get involved in their local communities. The following details are courtesy of Roberta Dittoe about a volunteer service event in Cincinnati, Ohio: Au pairs, host families and Community Counselors joined forces for a […]

9 Reasons to Choose Au Pair in America

April 25th, 2017

As America’s first au pair program, you’ll find we have set the standard for screening, selection, support and success. If you are considering au pair child care for your family, here are nine reasons you’ll want to choose Au Pair in America. 1. You appreciate outstanding service. Our comprehensive service includes a personalized support team […]

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 […]

3 Simple Steps You Can Take to Improve Cultural Opportunities in the U.S.

April 4th, 2017

For more than three decades, Au Pair in America has seen firsthand the way cultural exchange benefits individuals and communities, providing our participants with so many advantages and opportunities. As the first au pair sponsor organization designated by the U.S. Department of State, we have helped thousands of people to connect and learn from each […]

Keeping Up with the Davis Family: “Will They All Listen to Me?”

March 20th, 2017

Mellissa, a former au pair from South Africa, is one of several au pairs that stayed with the Davis family in Chicago over the past two decades. These wonderful ladies, along with the Davis family, have agreed to periodically share their thoughts and experiences related to Au Pair in America as part of an ongoing […]

Au Pair of the Year Award Winners Announced

February 27th, 2017

Each year it is our privilege to honor a number of remarkable young women that have helped transform American families with cultural exchange and flexible child care through Au Pair in America. After a record number of nominations this year, it is with great enthusiasm that we announce our Au Pair of the Year Award […]

Fabiola Follows Her Dreams

January 25th, 2017

Fabiola, an au pair from Costa Rica, recently wrote to share how happy she is to have followed her dreams to join a host family through Au Pair in America. Her thoughts about this experience provide great insight for families considering au pair child care. I am Fabiola Rodríguez Guillén. I’m 26 years old and […]

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, […]

5 Great Reasons to Host an Au Pair

December 2nd, 2016

1. Your friendships and family expand. When you host an au pair, you gain access to a network of friends and an international family. In addition to your au pair, you have the chance to get to know the fellow host families and au pairs in your community and your au pair’s family overseas. Connections […]

With So Much to be Thankful For…

November 22nd, 2016

At this time of Thanksgiving, we look back on our anniversary year full of stories and accomplishments that make us so proud to support international education and cultural exchange. We are thankful for all of our au pairs that travel to this country to join American families, to provide culturally enriching child care and to […]