I came across another post that started a few years ago on this topic, but it wouldn't let me reply to it for some reason. I am looking for a good daycare center in the Columbia/ Ellicott City area for my 2 yr old and am wondering if opinions of centers have changed since the original post. I am really struggling with my decision after seeing many places because none of them are perfect and of course I want perfection when it comes to caring for my daughter. Every time I find one that I think will be the one, something turns up that makes me reconsider. Things like teachers not being engaged enough with the kids or the center being too dirty and some even being located right next to a gas station. Does anyone go to a center that they highly recommend and that is pretty consistent across age groups? I'd like to not have to move my daughter again after this time. I just want a place that I know she'll be well cared for where the teachers and nurturing and really engaged with the kids, and where they have plenty of structured activities for learning as well as physical time to get their energy out and build those skills. Thoughts on being next to a gas station? Thanks!