A Heilerziehungspfleger or “HEP” for short, is a Special Needs Care provider who has completed a five-year advanced degree in assisting, caring, educating and helping children and adults with disabilities and special care requirements. They provide personal and hygiene assistance including toileting, bathing, lifting, feeding (including feeding tubes) and other daily support needs. They make
PROaupair was established to provide a professional opportunity for young social care workers while also helping families find specialized childcare. But these women and men are coming from Europe, where the education and job titles are a bit different then in America. So how can you tell which professional skills you need for your family?
Runner-Up for the Professional Au Pair of the Year AwardIt can be hard to find just one, of all the exceptional women and men in our program, to become our PROaupair of the Year! We want to highlight all of those deserving of the award, and take a moment to appreciate their professionalism and dedication to
by Klara Maria Breitkopf, Social Work Graduate from the Catholic University of Applied Sciences in NRW, Germany“Why is your Host Family the Host Family of the Year?” When I got the email with this question I asked myself how I should express that in less than 800 words.Rick and Katie Halberg are two remarkable people
We all understand how important it is to provide children with engaging and stimulating activities as they continue to develop. But how can this be accomplished when the weather is not ideal?As we all know, the east coast was hit with some extreme weather in the last month. Although our children enjoy the snow days,