Hope you get some good info about daycares local to you. This replyâ€™s on a side-topic. When I had a preschool& afternoon daycare, I didn't have children younger than 4 1/2. Even at that age, it was better for the child to be just coming 2 or 3 mornings a week for some stories, singing, art and play. When a mom would call about a younger child, or about her 4-5 year old being in daycare for long hours, I would always explore why she was considering it. Some mothers are financially compelled to work full-time (but the costs of daycare, convenience foods,gas,clothes, and especially frequently-sick child&family sometimes add up to being better off staying home for a more peaceful and less expensive life). Some women actually thought they OUGHT to put their 2-3 year old in daycare. I would assure them that their child is naturally most benefitted by being with mother and father & loving family than by being inserted into a group of children larger than 3 to 6. Good luck!
at 2:13 PM on Jun. 24, 2008