I found DD's when I was about 8 months along. I stayed home for two months after she was born - so about three months before she needed a spot. They had me pay a sign up fee (just like they do with any parent) and held the spot for when I was ready to go back to work. I did have to wait an extra two weeks because they were transitioning a child at the time to the big kid room and they didn't have room for her.
It also really depends on if you are looking into a day care center, in home care, or in YOUR home care. Lots of options, but definitely start looking sooner rather than later!!
at 1:46 PM on May. 10, 2011