Sorry for all the posts tonight. DD went to bed early, so I actually have time! I know this can be a controversial subject, but we have a spot at both an in-home and a center and are having trouble deciding. I know there are pros and cons to both. For us, briefly:
In-home: Pros - 2 blocks from our house, inexpensive, the people who have used this woman love her
Cons - Not licensed, didn't feel very child friendly, provider is nice, but I didn't feel the immediate personal connection that I wanted to
Center: Pros - licensed, very child friendly, low staff turnover, good reputation
Cons - Very pricey (about $6K more a year than in-home), doesn't allow part time although I just need 3-4 days/wk,would add more to our commute/less convenient
Does anyone have any thoughts? What have been the most important features of your daycare?