PRLog - May 28, 2014 - CHICAGO -- Chicago, IL, May 28, 2014 — The tradition of honoring our military on Memorial Day is a great example of American culture for au pairs who are experiencing life in the U.S. for the first time. These young people from overseas will attend parades, wave flags, listen to tributes and taps, and kick off summer with their host families. However, for some au pairs, supporting our military goes far beyond Memorial Day.
The Krohn’s au pair, Nina, is from Germany. As part of the Cultural Care Au Pair intercultural exchange and childcare program, Nina provides childcare for up to 45 hours per week, 10 hours a day. In exchange, Nina receives room, board and the opportunity to take classes at a local university and live with a family for one year, experiencing American culture first-hand.
"My job (like many others) demands flexibility (early hours and business dinners), and with an au pair I can adjust the schedule almost daily if necessary. In addition, I like having a second adult in the house—it helps my kids see that there are other points of view and ways of doing things than just my own." says Leslie Krohn
For military families, childcare is especially critical to their stability at home and their ability to focus and have peace of mind on the job. Unfortunately, according to a recent study by The Pew Center titled “On the Home Front”, military families struggle with childcare due to relocation, deployment, and non-traditional work hours. They are also affected by wait lists at military Child Development Centers (CDCs) or do not live on or near official installations that provide childcare.
The au pair option is an attractive alternative for military families for many reasons. Alex Prokouchkine, a local sales consultant for Cultural Care Au Pair who works with families in the Chicago, Illinois area, shares how the program benefits parents in the armed services.
10 Ways an Au Pair Childcare Can Help Military Families
Quality childcare, Extra pair of hands, Flexible scheduling, Assistance with moving, Help settling in, Staying connected, Peace of mind, No waiting list, Network with other military families, Military discount
Cultural Care Au Pair is proud to support our military. We offer a $75 registration fee waiver AND a $500 program fee discount to both active members of the military as well as veterans. Families can apply using PCMilitary, must be new to Cultural Care Au Pair and show proof of their military service. To be eligible for the Cultural Care military discount, families must be new to Cultural Care, and at least one parent must be or have been a full-time, active member of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard). Proof of service may be fulfilled with a professional reference, military ID card, or DD214.
For more information on hosting an au pair, please call Local Sales Consultant Alex Prokouchkine at 3123711010 or visit Cultural Care Au Pair website
About Cultural Care Au Pair
Cultural Care Au Pair is the leading provider of intercultural live-in childcare. Since 1989, Cultural Care Au Pair has placed more than 95,000 au pairs in welcoming American homes. A division of EF Education and a U.S. Department of State regulated program, Cultural Care Au Pair is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., with an extensive network of recruitment, screening and orientation offices worldwide. For more information about hosting an au pair, visit http://culturalcareaupair.com/
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