Ambassador Nannies

With its focus on bilingual education, the La Jolla, California, agency Ambassador Nannies, is a new and exciting option for parents seeking quality child care. Agency Directors, Marc Mischkind and David Allen, founded the service on the commonsense notion that a qualified bilingual nanny can do more than simply supervise a child; she can also provide valuable educational and enrichment opportunities. This basic insight is supported by research that shows second language study enhances a student’s progress in other subject areas, promotes basic skills acquisition, and supports children’s cognitive development. Evidence demonstrates that time spent on foreign language study strongly reinforces core skills in reading, English language literacy, social studies and math. One 1997 study, the results of which were published in the journal Learning Languages, found that foreign language learners often significantly outperform their peers in core subject areas on standardized tests. Accordingly, Marc Mischkind has assembled a team of language teachers, expatriates, and parents of bilingual children for the purpose of helping children realize the benefits of early language study. Ambassador Nannies staff are highly skilled and committed childcare providers and language teachers. Director Marc Mischkind has established a multi-step recruiting and evaluation process, which ensures that each family, and each child, has the greatest chance for success. All nannies must clear rigorous background checks, be fully eligible to work in the United States, and be certified in CPR and first aid. The placement of a nanny is tailored to the family’s needs, and Marc Mischkind and his team work to guarantee a good fit. Ambassador Nannies offers online profiles for families to review, in-home interviews, and a no-risk placement for three months. Families in the San Diego area can visit for more information about the agency’s services. Those interested in information about the value of bilingual education can visit the Ambassador Nannies blog, located at the same web address.