America's First Au Pair Program

Trusted live-in child care - since 1986

State and Regional Information

Au Pair in America in Pennsylvania

Driving Information for Au Pairs

Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles website for information about driving in Pennsylvania.

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.

Bucks County Community College
http://bucks.edu

Delaware County Community College
http://www.dccc.edu/

Community College of Allegheny County
http://www.ccac.edu

Harcum College
http://www.harcum.edu/

International House at University of Pennsylvania
http://ihousephilly.org/programs-events.htm

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
http://www.upenn.edu/arboretum

Montgomery County Community College
http://www.mc3.edu/

Neumann College
http://www.neumann.edu/

Rosemont College
http://www.rosemont.edu/

Temple University 
http://www.temple.edu/tucc/ 

University of the Arts

http://www.uarts.edu/

Tourist and Other Information

Region II offers a wide array of opportunities for the Host Families and Au Pairs. There are many national and State historic parks that allow for a variety of outdoor activities. And of course, some of America's greatest cities are in our region. For details about activities, events, travel and tourism, please visit the web sites listed below.

For events around the Philadelphia area and activities to do with children: http://philly.babyzone.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 from Sweden