Au pairs are required by the U.S. Department of State to enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution for not less than six academic credits or its equivalent. Host families are required to pay the cost of this course, including texts/books up to, but not more than $500.
There are a number of schools close to our house. Once you arrive, we can discuss the different options with you. We can also show you how to get there.
Options for transportation:
You may drive one of the cars depending on what day you will be taking your classes, or we may be able to drop you off and pick you up.
We encourage you to explore different classes and options. I know that Au Pairs are supposed to select classes that fit into our schedule, however, I will actually change my schedule if there is a class you would like to attend.
There are a few options, regarding classes. There are workshop weekends where you can travel for the weekend and attend a class, or there are 4 to 6 week programs where you can get your credit. It is up to you to decide.
I always advise that au pairs should spend the first 6 to 8 weeks completely focused on getting to know about the family and the children. If you are able to learn your routine, get along with the children, and feel like a true member of the family… then you will be able to juggle school as well! When you are ready to research schools, please visit the Education link, or call me and I am happy to provide some options!
** This is part of a series on creating a Family Manual for a successful year of hosting an au pair. For more posts by Pooja Palimar like this one, please visit the Family Manual tab to the right.
Thursday, 18 May 2017 2:57 PM