February 06, 2018

 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 [...] Read More »

March 27, 2017

In an effort to maintain an ongoing relationship with alumni of the J1 au pair program, J1 au pair sponsor apex PROaupair recently hosted an au pair alumni event in Munich, Germany. The event brought together alumni of the program, members of the U.S. Department of State, and staff from apex PROaupair, who were able to meet, discuss the benefits of the program, and share their experiences. [...] Read More »

March 23, 2017

At PROaupair, we consider childcare a non-political topic. No matter one’s political affiliation, we all want safe, reliable childcare for our children. However, the recent federal budget proposal threatens significant cuts to cultural exchange programs run by the U.S. Department of State – which includes the J1 au pair program. [...] Read More »

March 21, 2017

Today is World Down Syndrome Day, a global awareness day officially observed by the United Nations since 2012, which encourages raising awareness of Down syndrome. Many PROaupair host families have children with Down syndrome, which is a chromosomal condition in which someone is born with an extra 21st chromosome. One in 700 babies born in the U.S. will have Down syndrome – making it the most common chromosomal condition. [...] Read More »

March 16, 2017

Parenting advice has always been handed down from generation to generation – from grandmother and mothers, from aunties and friends, from fathers and brothers. In recent generations, that advice has been compiled into books, articles and now, increasingly – videos. A recent study shows that one group is a particularly heavy user of the later. [...] Read More »