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Cultural Care Au Pair Hires Pattie Gowing of Vancouver, WA as Local Childcare Coordinator

Local childhood expert Pattie Gowing teams with Culture Care Au Pair, the leading provider of intercultural childcare and educational exchange since 1989. This partnership will provide Clark County with a local coordinator that will bring the world to our children through affordable, flexible childcare from trained au pairs from around the world.

Vancouver, WA, October 29, 2010 --( Responding to the increasing demand for quality live-in childcare, Cultural Care Au Pair has recently added Pattie Gowing to its field staff for the Vancouver, Washington area. As a Cultural Care Au Pair local childcare coordinator (LCC), Gowing will provide service and support to host families and their au pairs throughout the program year.

Gowing is part of a nationwide network of more than 400 Cultural Care Au Pair local childcare coordinators dedicated to promoting global understanding through intercultural exchange. Gowing will advise area au pairs and their host families on educational opportunities, as well as organize fun activities for the entire extended Cultural Care Au Pair family to enjoy.

“Our hands-on local childcare coordinators are a key part of the success of Cultural Care Au Pair, and one of many reasons why families come back to us year after year for flexible and affordable live-in childcare,” said Keri Charles, director of program development for Cultural Care Au Pair. “Pattie is a terrific and knowledgeable source for anyone in the Clark County area who is interested in getting more information on hosting an au pair.”

Gowing comes to Culture Care Au Pair with over 25 years experience with children as a nanny, teacher’s aide, and a teacher. She is the owner of both the Portland Preschool Directory and the Vancouver Preschool Directory, and has recently written a book about going to kindergarten that includes illustrations by her former kindergarteners.

Gowing is currently interviewing families who are interested in hosting an au pair. As a community resource on alternative childcare and intercultural exchange, she can be reached at 360-953-3870 or 503-349-3195 to answer any questions. Interested families may also visit Cultural Care Au Pair’s Web site at

Cultural Care Au Pair is the leading provider of intercultural childcare and educational exchange. Since 1989, Cultural Care Au Pair has placed more than 55,000 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 or call 800-333-6056.

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