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AuPairCare Stories

Welcome to AuPairCare Stories, the official blog of AuPairCare. Made for parents and au pairs, AuPairCare Stories offers plenty of advice for every phase of the au pair program. You’ll also find out about the many countries our au pairs hail from and the amazing things they do once they are in the country. Looking for some fun activities for your family? You'll find that here as well!

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Hear From an Au Pair: Your Au Pair Pre-Departure Project

Au pairs have a lot to do before leaving their home countries and beginning their program year in America. One of the most important items on their list is AuPairCare Academy’s pre-departure project. Learn more about the time and effort our au pairs put into this project.

Wednesday, November 11th
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What Makes AuPairCare Academy Special?

In this video learn how the AuPairCare Academy training program teaches au pairs what to expect when caring for children.

Saturday, November 7th
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Childcare Milestones: Development of Tweens

The final installment of AuPairCare's series on childcare milestones explains what parents and au pairs can expect with pre-teen and teen kids.

Friday, October 30th
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South African Au Pair Pursues Higher Ed in Ohio

In this feature by The Collegian of LCCC of Ohio, a former AuPairCare au pair  from South Africa details her decision to pursue higher education in the U.S.

Sunday, October 25th
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DIY Halloween Costumes for Infants, Toddlers, and School Age Kids!

Looking for some fun costume ideas for your little ones this Halloween? We scoured the web and found three great sites that feature DIY costumes for infants, toddlers, and school age children. Parents, kids, and their au pairs can all gather together and make some really creative costumes!

Monday, October 19th
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Childcare Milestones: Development of School Aged Kids

The fourth installment of AuPairCare's series on childcare milestones explains what parents and au pairs can expect from grade school children seven to nine.

Tuesday, October 13th
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Maryland Host Family Visits Their New Au Pair In France

The majority of families and au pairs beginning the AuPairCare au pair program meet for the first time when the au pair arrives in the USA. For the Santos family and their French au pair Sophie, that wasn’t soon enough! Over the summer, the Santos’ traveled to France, met Sophie’s family and went to Paris together. Here are some highlights of their adventure, in host mom Angela’s own words!

Friday, October 9th
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Guide to American Holidays and Traditions

To help au pairs and their host families connect with one another, we’ve put together some of our favorite blogs celebrating holidays and traditions!

Sunday, October 4th
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Washington Family and Au Pair Start Coffee Company

When Mathew and Valerie Quest of Bothell Washington matched with Brazilian au pair Julianna Maginelli, no one had any idea they'd be working on a coffee business together. Their two years together as host family and au pair generated a relationship that spun off into one of business associates. Read their charming story!

Saturday, September 26th
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Childcare Milestones: Development of Pre-Schoolers

The third installment of AuPairCare's series on childcare milestones explains what parents and au pairs should expect when caring for a pre-school aged child.

Tuesday, September 22nd

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