American Au Pair Training

American Au Pairs must complete our Au Pair Training School program which prepares them to support their host family.

Training topics include:

Roles and responsibilities of an au pair
Program Regulations, Operations and Requirements
Creating a positive working relationship with host parents
Establishing routines and maintaining flexibility
Health and nutritional needs of children
Child temperament and communicating effectively with children of all ages
In- depth Child Development and Safety courses for:

    • Newborns to 12 months
    • Age 12 months to 24 months
    • Ages 2 to 5
    • Ages 5 to 12+

Sibling relationships and how to care for more than one child at a time
Household safety & hygiene
Safety training for infants, toddlers and young children
Preparing for culture shock

Exclusive Training in Renzulli Pedagogy and Schoolwork Support

American Au Pairs receive exclusive training in educational methods developed by Joseph S. Renzulli, which will be utilized to assist the host family’s children with schoolwork. Upon completion of the Renzulli training, they will receive a certificate from the University of Connecticut and Renzulli Learning. Au pairs will also have access to the Renzulli Learning system throughout the program, which will enable them to help their host children to develop advanced learning skills. https://renzullilearning.com/courses/

*Participants are eligible to receive a Certificate documenting Contact Hours issued by the University of Connecticut. It is the participant’s responsibility to determine if their home state/agency/professional association recognizes Contact Hours. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are not offered by the University of Connecticut. The University of Connecticut is not responsible for the design, development or delivery of this program.

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