America's First Au Pair Program

Trusted live-in child care - since 1986

State and Regional Information

Au Pair in America in California

Au Pair in America expands to 10 new markets including Las Vegas, and Reno Nevada; and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Driving Information for Au Pairs

Visit the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website for information about driving in California.

Educational Information for Au Pairs

The information listed here is your starting point to fulfilling the education requirement.  Your community counselor will have the most popular and affordable choices in your area.

  • The schools listed here are not all reasonable options. Ask your community counselor for the schools closest to you.
  • Continuing Education (also Adult Education or Lifelong Learning) classes are generally the most affordable options for au pairs.
  • Review the cost, class schedule, and transportation needed for the classes you are interested in with your host family. You need to be responsible about selecting courses that meet at times that will not conflict with your work schedule. Take into consideration the time it will take to travel between home and the campus. Your host family must approve your plans.
  • Host families reimburse tuition costs and costs of related materials (books and supplies) up to $500 ($1000 for EduCare) for you to complete your six semester hours (12 for EduCare), or the equivalent. You are responsible for all payments for tuition, fees, books and materials that exceed the host family’s contribution. Education money is not paid to you in cash if you do not use the complete amount.
  • For more detailed information about the education requirement and education in the U.S., click here to see the ABCs of Education.

Arizona State University
http://www.asu.edu/

Berkeley Adult School
http://bas.berkeley.net/

UC Berkeley Extension
http://www.unex.berkeley.edu/

Cabrillo College
http://www.cabrillo.edu/

Cañada College
http://www.canadacollege.edu/

Chabot-Las Positas Community College
http://www.clpccd.cc.ca.us

Chaffey College
http://www.chaffey.edu/welcome.shtml

City College of San Francisco
http://www.ccsf.edu/

College of Marin
http://www.marin.edu/

College of San Mateo
http://www.collegeofsanmateo.edu/

College of the Canyons  
http://www2.canyons.edu/

Contra Costa Community College District
http://www.contracosta.cc.ca.us/

DeAnza College
 http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/

Diablo Valley College
http://www.dvc.edu

El Camino College
http://www.elcamino.cc.ca.us

Evergreen Valley College
http://www.evc.edu/

Foothill College
http://www.foothill.fhda.edu/index.php

Fullerton College 
http://www.fullcoll.edu/

GEOS Languages Plus Costa Mesa & Los Angeles
http://www.geos.net

Glendale Community College
http://www.glendale.cc.ca.us

Golden West College in Huntington Beach
http://gwc.cccd.edu

Los Angeles Harbor College
http://www.lahc.cc.ca.us/

Los Angeles Pierce College
http://www.piercecollege.com/

Los Angeles Valley College
http://www.lavc.edu/

Loyola Marymount University
http://www.lmu.edu

Mira Costa College 
http://www.miracosta.cc.ca.us/

Miramar College 
http://www.sdmiramar.edu/

Mission College
http://www.missioncollege.org/

Mt. San Antonio College
http://www.mtsac.edu/

Napa Valley Adult School 
 http://www.adulted.nvusd.k12.ca.us/

Napa Valley College  
http://www.napavalley.edu

Ohlone College
http://www.ohlone.edu/

Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa
http://www.occ.cccd.edu

Oxnard College  
http://www.oxnardcollege.edu/

Pasadena City College
http://www.pasadena.edu/

Peralta Colleges
http://www.peralta.cc.ca.us

Rancho Santiago College  
http://www.rsccd.org/homex.asp

Saddleback CC in Mission Viejo
http://www.saddleback.cc.ca.us

San Diego Community College
http://www.sdccd.edu/

San Diego State
http://www.sdsu.edu

San Francisco State University
http://www.cel.sfsu.edu

San Jose City College 
http://www.sjcc.edu/

San Jose State University
www.sjsu.edu

Santa Ana College  
http://www.sac.edu/homex.asp

Santa Ana College in Santa Ana
http://www.sac.edu/

Santa Barbara City College
http://www.sbcc.edu/

Santa Monica College
http://www.smc.edu

Santiago Canyon College in Orange
http://www.sccollege.edu

Skyline College
http://skylinecollege.net

University of California/San Diego
http://www.ucsd.edu

University of California-Los Angeles
http://www.ucla.edu

Ventura College 
http://www.venturacollege.edu/

Ventura Community College District
http://www.vcccd.edu/

West Valley College
http://www.westvalley.edu/

 

Tourist and Other Information

For events around the Los Angeles area and activities to do with children: la.babyzone.com

For events around the San Jose area and activities to do with children: sanjose.babyzone.com

San Francisco area:
http://sanfrancisco.babyzone.com
http://www.123sanfrancisco.com/
http://gosanfran.about.com/
http://www.allaboutsanfranciscoca.com/
http://sanfrancisco.areaguides.net/

San Diego area:
http://sandiego.babyzone.com
http://www.sandiegozoo.com
http://www.seaworld.com
http://www.lego.com/eng/legoland/california/
http://www.sandiegozoo.org/wap/visitor_info.html
http://www.sandiego.com

I really feel like I have a family in America after being an au pair. My host family is going to visit me and my family in Sweden this winter and I cannot wait to see them!
Sandra, au pair
Sweden