I started working full time in October and was given 10 days to find a day care. Our son was 4.5 months when we enrolled him.
I was on a waiting list at a local day care, but they didn't have an opening. So we went to Plan B, which was to find a place near DH's work. I found a few places online. I called them, got their rates, and asked if they had openings in his age group. We decided to look at three places.
The first place was a DUMP and I was totally freaked out that all day cares were like this. The second place was the complete opposite. It was so nice, the people were friendly and clean, there were windows in each room and a nice back yard with tons of play things for the kids. We didn't even look at the third place beause it was more expensive and we loved the second place.
MOST IMPORTANT: Check all the places out online through your state government website and make sure they are up to code.
at 4:18 PM on Jan. 23, 2009