You Matter Most!

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You Matter Most

You Matter the Most

Your child already has a good start to life. That’s because he has you. You are the most important factor in your child’s growth and development. When you are at your best, you will be better able to help your little one to learn, grow, and succeed.

It’s important that you take time to care for yourself. A little “you time” goes a long way!

Check out these tips the next time you are feeling overwhelmed.

You Need Some Space

The physical space you live in effects your mood. Try something new in your home or room. Rearrange all of your furniture in a way that makes you more comfortable. When your home “looks” new, you receive constant new energy until your mind is completely settled with the new look.

rearrange your room

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MFE Presents: Healthy Holiday Snacks Children Love to Make and Eat!

From Grinch Fruit Kabobs to Eggless Eggnog, take the time to create some holiday magic with your little one. For these tasty, healthy treats, purchase plenty of fruit, veggies, cheese, nuts (if there are no allergies), and flour.

Check out MFE’s Top 20 Recipes for Holiday Snack Ideas

Child care provider agreement

Child Care Contracts Basics

A contract provides details about the agreement between you and your child care provider, and can help prevent misunderstandings. 

Here are some things that you should see in your child care contract:

  • Costs: The rate you will pay, frequency of payment (for example, weekly or monthly), and any additional fees should be specified
  • When payment is due and acceptable forms of payment
  • Late fees
  • Hours of operation
  • Days the program may be closed for holidays, vacations or any scheduled closings and whether payment is required for those days 
  • Termination policy: You should agree on how much notice is required if you or the provider should choose to end your child care agreement
  • Parent and provider signatures

Learn more about child care policies and contracts.

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