One of the most important elements in Licensed Family Home Child Care is mutual respect between both parents and the provider. We have a great responsibility for the health, care and teaching of your child. However, for many hours during the day I am the nurturer to whom your child looks on and depends on. Therefore, it is only reasonable that you respect me as more than a "babysitter", and I respect you as the parent. The mutual understanding will ultimately benefit your child. And choosing to leave your most precious possession in my care while you are absent, I will provide your child with the type of care you would give them at home.