Classes for the Au Pairs in the Philadelphia area

As part of the J-1 visa program, au pairs are required to complete an educational component. To fulfill the Au Pair education requirement Au Pairs should complete six semester hours or the equivalent 72 hours ( (12 credits or 144 hours for educare program) in class.
Bellow are the most popular and affordable choices for the Au Pairs from the Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ area.

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Popular Weekend Classes

Rutgers in New Jersey

SilverBay at College of St. Rose 

Long Island University 

Cultural Hi-Ways offers the classes at Peirce College Learning Across America with tours to many locations  

Auditing Courses

Princeton University

Bucks County Community College 

Harcum College

Continuing Education

Bucks County Community College 

Harcum College Au Pair  Classes 

Community College of Philadelphia 

Delaware County Community College in Media

Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell

Regular classes

Moore College of Art and Design

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Rosemont College

Temple University

Please, plan ahead, speak with your host family and register for your class.

Good Luck!

 

What’s your inspiration?

Hey guys, It is Mariia, Ukrainian au pair. I live in Bucks County, PA with my awesome host family.  I have been in the US for a long time and I really enjoy my second Au Pair year!

What’s your inspiration? Personally mine it’s to travel. My last trip was to Dallas, TX

I can give you some basic facts that you should know about this placeMaria au pair Bucks County 1

1. Crazy drivers with huge and confusing highway

2. BBQ,  OMG, this place is not for vegetarians 😅 If you love steaks as I do, you are in the right state.

3. Cowboys 🤠. People love guns and those cool outfits that you could see in old Western movies.Maria au pair from Bucks County

4. Stockyard, rodeo, cowboys and cowgirls, bulls, horses 🐴 and tons of cool souvenirs.

5. Bars are very unique by their old school design and full of Wild West spirit.Maria au pair Bucks County 2

6. Graffiti. It’s definitely huge part of Dallas. You can see tons of it on old buildings;

7. People are very friendly and howdy lol.

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8. Monuments of horses

9. A lot of Mexican culture. So if you are a fan of Mexican food that’s a good spot to get some yummy 😋 burritos with margaritas

10. Live music with country bands and line dances.Maria au pair Ukraine

100% I will go back there! Dallas, I love you ❤️.

Find the Right Au Pair with Go Au Pair.

Go Au Pair agency is happy to accommodate the needs of the Host Families and Au Pairs and ensure that the host families find the right Au Pair and the families and Au Pairs get the best match possible. Go Au Pair website has  Go Au Pair Community with a variety of improved features and tools. It helps host families easily find the right Au Pair that fits their unique needs. The host families  can use “Au Pairs Search” tool, and have full access to over 25 different search filters to perform customized searches.Go Au Pair volunteer 2016 ISF 13

Go Au Pair unique matching process allows our host families to view as many Au Pair files as they like at one time. The agency does not limit the number of files the host family can view and does not require a hold on an Au Pair for you to interview him/her.

The Mutual Match process means that the family has the opportunity to choose the Au Pair who is right for the family and the Au Pair chooses the family who is right for him/her. This ensures our families and Au Pairs get the best match possible.

In addition, new Host Families hosting an out-of-country Au Pair in the Philadelphia and Bucks County area  are  eligible for “Locals Only” Discount. Those who match with an Au Pair from Go Au Pair within 90 days of applying will get $750 off program fees! Join the Host Family Community and search Au Pairs right away.

 

My lovely hometown in Ukraine.

Hey, It is Mariia again. I hope you read the Ukrainian Au Pair storyFollow my dreams  and about my awesome host family family in the US. Today, I want to tell you about my lovely hometown in Ukraine. I came from Cherkasy, it is a city in Central Ukraine, that has been known since the 13th century, so it’s quite an old place and still you can see a lot of things from the former USSR. My city played a great role in the history of Ukraine.Au Pair Bucks County 1

What reminds me about my city is it is my home sweet home, it is the place when I’m happy, where are all my family and my lovely friends are, and where my cat is.Au Pair Bucks County 4

One of my favorite place in Cherkasy it’s Castle Hill (Hill of Glory). The memorial complex with a monument “Motherland” is standing at the top of the former Castle Hill.Au Pair Bucks County

The view is unbelievable. You can see the beauty of the main river and our main bridge. My city is situated on the Dnipro River, it is huge and beautiful. It is funny but another favorite place of mine in Ukraine is a night club called Manhattan. We even have the bull that is the main symbol of this party place.Au Pair Bucks County 3

The style of people from Cherkasy are so different. People like to dress nice, put on make up  and go to work with happy faces. Compared with Americans, they spend hours to get ready to go to work. Even if you work on the bus, you need to put your eye shadow and your lipstick on! It is funny!Au Pair Bucks County 2Each time when I’m at home it brings a smile to my face. We have so many different restaurants and cafes. Another famous place in Cherkasy is  New York pizza. The food is so yummy.Au Pair Bucks County 5

I love my city! It’s probably not the best place to go in Ukraine but it is so special for me.

Visiting New York -my dream came true!

Hi everyone! Its your Ukrainian Au Pair Mariia Bilous. It was a big transition moving from my lovely small town Cherkassy to the US. However, I live now also in a small town Jamison at Bucks County, PA with my awesome host family. Visiting New York has always been my dream.Au Pair from Bucks County 3

As an Au Pair I can travel a lot and I already had the chance to visit this incredible city.  NY is a city of contrasts.Au Pair from Bucks County

What comes to mind when I think of New York? definitely Time square!  This must be the busiest street in America. You can see so many different nationalities, so many different types of people, starting from tourists and ending with celebrities and business people. Au Pair from Bucks County 2

In my eyes, this city is different from any other. All the buildings are so different. Most of them are huge and the styles are so varied. You can see very old buildings with amazing architecture and very modern buildings on just on opposite side of the street.Au Pair from Bucks County 5

You can read the full story New York by the eyes of Ukrainian Au Pair.Au Pair from Bucks County 1

I like New York and  I’m looking forward to seeing this amazing city again! New York it’s definitely the place every one has to visit!

 

 

 

Why is it easier for a young child to learn a new language than an adult?

Language learning is a natural process when kids are young. Recent studies show that the best time for a child to learn another language is in the first years of life.

According to Harry Chugani, a Detroitpediatric neurologist, foreign language teaching should begin when children are in preschool—when teachers can maximize a child’s willingness and ability to learn. By the time a student reaches high school, the optimum learning period is lost.Juliana and kid1

Childen who exposed to two languages learn the second language naturally, applying the same skills they use to acquire their native language. Older children and adults have to learn the language consciously by studying it. However, when people immerse themselves in a language like children, through play and exploration, they can learn a language quickly and easily. Also, young children don’t fear of making mistakes or mispronouncing words like adults do.

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Most children in the world speak more than one language because kids often have a natural exposure to a few languages in daily life. In the United States, not many children have this opportunity, unless they may have an Au Pair and a chance to exposure to a second language.

Au Pairs help children learn a second language through study and play naturally which leaves parents not having to pay for the expensive lessons.

$1,000 off Go Au Pair Agency Fee for the Philadelphia and Bucks County families

Go Au Pair is pleased to welcome new Host Families hosting an out-of-country Au Pair in the Philadelphia and Bucks County area with a “Locals Only” Discount.

A new Host Family may be eligible for up to $1,000.00 in discounts! Those who match with an Au Pair from Go Au Pair within 90 days of applying will be eligible to receive $750 off program fees and pay no application fee!Print

Now is the best time to start the program. You can register online for free and interview as many candidates as you like, with no obligation! We have over 300 available au pairs, with several in-country au pairs, who could be working for you very soon.

Au Pairs are young people, ages 18-26, from foreign countries, who have skills and experience in childcare. All au pairs speaks English (rated 1 to 5), have previous skills and experience in caring for children, and Go Au Pair has already done all the legwork and screening for you.

Many of my host families found the program because they were looking for a better child care option. During my 6 years working as a Local Area Representative 25 host families from the Philadelphia-Bucks County cluster nominated their Au Pairs for IAPA’s Au Pair of the Year Award for their excellent work as Au Pairs!

This can be a life-changing experience for your family too!  Register today and save up to 15% off program fees when they host an au pair from Go Au Pair!

 

 

The Au Pair year is like a lucky packet.

I like the post WHY BE AN AU PAIR? that Nita, a former Au Pair from Philadelphia and Bucks County cluster. Nita kindly gave a permission to share it with you.

Nita took care of 8 kids with another S. African Au Pair Ricki. Nita lived in New Hope, Bucks County with a lovely host family.

Nita considered her Au Pair year a lucky packet. Basically, because she got the opportunity meet the wonderful people!

Nita said, “I have met the most amazing people in my life, starting with my first host family. A killer family of 8 children whom I love dearly and my awe-inspiring host parents. Yet so my second, an intriguing family with twin babies. Secondly, the girls who carried me through this journey. Au Pairs from all over the world who i never intend on forgetting. You form relationships with people from culture to culture. Learn to love not by eye, but by heart. Not by similarities in interest, but to build a strong supporting relationship on your differences.”Au Pair volunteering at Bucks County 484

Nita said, “There is so much more to it than just be to your family what they are paying you for. It might feel like you are loved by contract not by heart, but the family taking you into their home chose you to be part of their children’s life. You are there because of who you are, they chose you. They want you. They find someone who is similar to them and who they think will fit right into their everyday life. Your appearance makes a difference. You get to be the highlight of someone’s day, everyday. You form an unbreakable bond with not only the kids, but the parents as well. You end up being really good friends and build a trusting relationship. I really lucked out on two fun families who is very understanding and supportive. You get to be a friend, a companion, a role model, a sister, a kid and most of all, someone they can always turn to in troubled times.Nita called her Au Pair year a like a lucky packet.au pair from S. Africa Tania 2

Nita called her Au Pair year a like a lucky packet also because, “You get so many opportunities with being an Au Pair. You take care of beautiful bright intelligent children, get a pay cheque every other week, get two weeks paid vacation, go to school (paid for), be adventures, travel and meet life long friends from all over the world. Imagine that feeling of having friends in Germany, Australia, Europe, Columbia, etc. You will always have someone everywhere you go. The feeling is pretty great that I can assure you.

Being Au Pairs  Bucks County Fundraisngan Au Pair is a way to expand yourself to the world that has so much to offer for young people who is on a war path on finding the wiser life embracing self-hiding somewhere.

Being an Au Pair has changed my life and I will forever be grateful for taking this opportunity and the people who were a part of this journey, as well as my family who made it possible for me to go on this adventure.

Read why Nita considered being an Au Pair and you may want to become an Au Pair as well.

Au Pair from China Max

We welcomed many great Au Pairs to the Au Pair cluster in Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ in 2015!

You can read about two Au Pairs from Australia Amber and Kiah,   Marce  Au Pair from Mexico,  Lucy Au Pair from South Africa and Aline, Au Pair from  Brazil.

Also,  Au Pair from China Max or Yuhan Zhao arrived in Philadelphia in 2015. Max is taking care of three small boys.
Au pair from ChinaMax likes traveling, chatting with friends and eating delicious food. She said that she is good in singing and making friends. It was a little hard to adjust to the life in the USA because it is very different, but she did it.

Max loves cooking and can make a lot of traditional Chinese food, like dumplings, noodles, fried rice with egg, stir-fried eggs with tomato etc. She likes to invite her friends to enjoy the dishes. She also enjoys handicraft, such as cross-stitch, paper cut, and handwriting shopping.

Max loves her host family and she is enjoying spending time with them. The family is very happy with Max and feels that it has been a good match.

Max is working very hard to improve her English, she takes English classes every Saturday. She is planning to take a class with Cultural Hi-Ways and travel with other Au Pairs.

Max dreams to go to Hollywood because she likes the Hollywood movies. We hope you will see Hollywood and explore many interesting places.

Can an au pair care for a child with special needs?

Au Pairs are allowed to care for special needs children if the Au Pair has specifically identified their prior experience, skills or training in the care of special needs children. Some Au Pairs have previous experience working with special needs kids, early childhood education and pediatric nursing in their countries. Many Au Pairs volunteered at orphanages, hospitals and other places that required a special care experience.

There are usually a few Au Pairs who are working with the families with special needs child/children in the Au Pair cluster in Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ. Those Au Pairs have previous documented experience caring for special needs children.Xiao

Also, the host family must sign an agreement indicating that they both recognize and accept the Au Pair’s level of experience.

We have  Au Pair Plus program and  Premiere Au Pair program that give more options to the parents who are looking for a very experienced Au Pair. Many of our available Au Pairs have broad experiences and are interested in caring for children with special needs.

 

 

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