A new day care center opened within walking distance of our house.  On Saturday there was a public open house.  Hayden and I went to check it out, but were overwhelmed with all the questions we knew we should be asking.

We liked the philosophy on which they operate, we were extremely impressed with everything we saw…but it was the first center we have visited.  I think next week will be a flurry of visiting centers since Hayden leaves next Saturday.  In this area, people get on waiting lists BEFORE they are even pregnant.  And we found out there are two kinds of waiting lists:  free and deposit requested.  Including a check with your application apparently moves you to the top of the waiting list.  Once we pick a center, we will pay the application fee.