Cultural exchange

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March 25, 2020

Host kids answer: “What is an au pair?”

There are more answers than you think!
March 23, 2020

6 Resources for Jump-Starting Cultural Exchange

Songs, recipes, crafts, and more for your family and au pair
January 22, 2020

Super Bowl Sunday with your Au Pair

Be sure to include your au pair in the festivities this year!
January 20, 2020

Meet our 2020 Host Family of the Year!

We're so proud to introduce the Aga-Phelan family from Colorado.
January 20, 2020

Meet our 2020 Au Pair of the Year!

We're so proud to introduce Daniela from Brazil.
January 10, 2020

Our finalists for our 2020 Au Pair of the Year Award

Congratulations to our incredible finalists!
January 10, 2020

Our finalists for our 2020 Host Family of the Year Award

Congratulations to our incredible finalists!
October 31, 2019

Day of the Dead: Celebrating a Mexican Holiday

Learn about the holiday’s origins—and how host families are embracing it’s tradition ...
October 7, 2019

A Match Made in Heaven

Beautiful cultural exchange between a host family and an au pair.
July 16, 2019

Meet our team for the 2019 New York Marathon!

A team from the Cultural Care community is coming together for the Cultural Care Kids Firs ...
July 12, 2019

Introducing Cultural Care’s New Logo

Learn the story behind our new and improved look.
July 8, 2019

Three Reasons Hosting an Au Pair is Right for my Family

Denaye Barahona is a Cultural Care host mom and the voice behind Simple Families.
March 26, 2019

One Au Pair’s Impact

Brazilian au pair Inaia has won the hearts of her host family in Denver, Colorado.
January 15, 2019

Au Pair Teaches Host Dad to Drive

Building bonds—both at home, and on the road.
January 3, 2019

Host Dad and Au Pair Run the NYC Marathon

Josh and Desy find a great way to bond—running!
October 15, 2018

Halloween with an Au Pair

Inspiration for the spookiest holiday of the year!
July 20, 2018

Creating a Global Family

WATCH: Host family/au pair bonds that last a lifetime
May 10, 2017

Easiest Mother’s Day card for au pairs + host kids

Mother's Day is right around the corner! We've got one of the easiest (and most adorable) ...
September 30, 2016

6 ways to encourage cultural exchange

It comes as no surprise that au pairs come to the USA to learn about American traditions a ...
December 23, 2015

Holiday crafts with Austrian au pair Lisa Baptist

Austrian au pair Lisa Baptist loves to do crafts with her two-year-old host child Jackson ...
December 9, 2015

Brazilian au pair Amanda and her host family bond over traditional food

Brazilian au pair Amanda Baccini joined her host family in CT last January, and together ...
November 30, 2015

Holiday traditions and crafts from around the world

Families around the world will be celebrating this holiday season in many ways in the comi ...
May 12, 2015

Swedish au pair helps secure Kids First funding for a cricket program in Africa

When Beatrice Stachurski, a former Cultural Care au pair from Sweden, heard about the Kids ...
February 12, 2015

How to celebrate the Chinese New Year

Happy New Year! January 1st doesn’t have to be your only New Year celebration. This Febr ...
January 27, 2015

Surviving snow days

Winter is here and with it the inevitable snow storm that leads to school closings and bei ...
October 22, 2014

One-pot tomato, basil, and chicken pasta

Amy Donovan is one of those “super moms” that we all admire so much. Not only is she s ...
September 19, 2014

Download our numbers language cards for bilingual benefits

No one doubts the power of language. With the help of your au pair, make learning a new l ...
September 11, 2014

3 ways to jazz up a paper bag lunch

Whether it's you packing the kids' school lunches or your au pair, this almost-daily task ...
September 9, 2014

6 steps to hassle-free homework

It’s no secret that getting your kids to finish their homework every night without a str ...
September 5, 2014

Recipe: Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Amy Donovan is one of those "super moms" that we all admire so much. Not only is she she a ...
August 26, 2014

Tips for the easiest (and cutest) back to school lunches

This post comes from Selena Kohng of How About Cookie. As a parenting writer, blogger, ...
August 18, 2014

¡Cuac, cuac! (Quack, quack!) A duck tour in Boston with the Casa kids and Kids First

A group of kids from the children’s home Casa Hogar San Jose in Colima, Mexico recently ...
May 21, 2014

International Recipe: Finnish Strawberry Cream Cake

Interested in cooking tasty meals from around the world? Follow our International Recipe s ...
April 30, 2014

Download our animal language cards for bilingual benefits

No one doubts the power of language. Being bilingual has practical benefits in business an ...
April 23, 2014

Kids helping kids around the world

“It’s actually been proven scientifically that giving increases self-esteem and self-c ...
April 2, 2014

31 best international children’s books

For people who are interested in learning about other languages and cultures, reading chil ...
April 1, 2014

Kids helping kids – April is National Kids 4 Kids First Month!

Do you know any kids that would like to help children in need around the world? Want to te ...
March 19, 2014

Au pair recipe: German Kässpatzen

Interested in cooking tasty meals from around the world? Follow our International Recipe s ...
February 24, 2014

Bikes for the "coolest kids in the neighborhood"

For 25 years, Gisela Nilsson has brought energy, insight and dedication to her various ro ...
January 31, 2014

Celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year!

Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the ...
December 20, 2013

Winter holiday traditions and folklore figures

In America, we have Santa Claus. He's big and rosy-cheeked, all decked out in red and whit ...
November 13, 2013

How to navigate the holidays with an au pair

The holidays are a magical time of year, but they can also be a stressful time.  You may ...
October 24, 2013

Why host an au pair from Thailand?

The next country in our series of spotlights on Cultural Care’s au pair recruitment cou ...
October 17, 2013

International comfort food recipes from our au pairs

Everyone has a favorite food; a dish that reminds them of the people and places they love. ...
October 10, 2013

Free download: Los Pollitos Dicen (Spanish lullaby)

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September 17, 2013

Why host an au pair from Brazil?

The next country in our series of spotlights on Cultural Care’s au pair recruitment cou ...
June 20, 2013

Why host an au pair from Sweden?

The next country in our series of spotlights on Cultural Care’s au pair recruitment cou ...
May 27, 2013

Kids First supports children affected by the tornado in Oklahoma

One week ago, on May 20th 2013, a devastating tornado of the highest possible magnitude to ...
May 22, 2013

Why host an au pair from Germany?

Why host a Cultural Care au pair from Germany? The next country in our series of spotligh ...
May 10, 2013

Celebrating "mom" this Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 12, 2013. Cultural Care Au Pair celebrates all of the ama ...
April 18, 2013

5 Earth Day activities for kids

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 each year, in order to inspire awareness of environmen ...
April 16, 2013

Earth day activity for kids: How to make a worm bin

Let's face it: kids like worms and other gross creatures.  This is a great Earth Day acti ...
March 21, 2013

Why host an au pair from Argentina?

Why host a Cultural Care au pair from Argentina? The next country in our series of spotli ...
February 13, 2013

Downloadable Valentine’s Day cards from Cultural Care

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and to help you and your children celebrate, we’ve cre ...
February 1, 2013

Are you ready for some football? Au pair Niklas meets German NFL player

Are you planning to watch the Superbowl? This American tradition can be shared with your a ...
December 13, 2012

Happy Santa Lucia Day!

Today is a very special holiday for our Nordic au pairs: Santa Lucia Day! This holiday is ...
July 27, 2012

A new playground for the children of Dom Dziecka

Cultural Care Kids First Foundation is very happy to officially announce that this months ...
May 18, 2012

Cultural Care staff Run Relay for Kids First

Can you tell? Cultural Care staff members in Cambridge, MA are super excited to participat ...
March 23, 2012

Au pair Christian shares culture (and family Bratwurst recipe!) with his host family

German au pair Christian taking in a beautiful view of the Verrazano Bridge in NY with his ...
December 8, 2011

Top 10 holiday gift ideas for au pairs

Are you looking for just the right thing to put under the tree for your au pair? We asked ...
November 15, 2011

Au pairs share international recipes for Thanksgiving

Amy Brian, a Cultural Care Au Pair LCC in Delaware, invited her group of au pairs over to ...