WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BECOME A HOST FAMILY?

All participating host families must be:

  • Committed to cultural exchange and willing to welcome a young person from abroad into their home as a family member
  • Both parents must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents
  • The parent(s) or guardian(s) of children requiring up to 45 hours per week of childcare
  • Able to provide a private bedroom
  • Available to attend orientation meetings and family conferences
  • Available to attend one of the 2 host family day conferences the local childcare consultant will offer during the program year
  • Willing to abide by the guidelines set forth by Cultural Care Au Pair and the U.S. Department of State
  • Willing to have all adults living in the home complete a criminal background check prior to welcoming an au pair to your home

What does Cultural Care Au Pair expect from the host family?

  • To be open and to share themselves and their culture with their au pair
  • To be adaptable, allowing their au pair to make mistakes and grow
  • To treat the au pair like a family member and an adult
  • To set reasonable household rules and chores for their au pair
  • To hold weekly “touch base” meetings with the au pair
  • To spend time to get to know the au pair
  • To let their au pair know when they are happy or unhappy with something
  • To talk with their LCC about any problems that cannot be resolved with their au pair
  • To attend orientation meetings and at least one family day conference per au pair term
  • To limit the number of hours the au pair works to 45 per week
  • To abide by all Cultural Care program and U.S. Department of State regulations

These requirements ensure that our families and au pairs have happy, safe and successful years together!

What truly makes a good host family? The willingness to go above and beyond to make your au pair feel like a member of the family.

Interested in becoming a host family? Find out if you qualify for our au pair program.

Register for free at www.culturalcare.com/jmorrow

 

 

 

Saturday, 5 January 2019 5:51 AM

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