We understand that a child is best served by receiving personal attention for their first three years before starting regular daycare. However, could outside care still be beneficial by age two? Our daughter, almost one and half, enjoys time with caregivers she knows but she's also had a couple less happy experiences ones she didn't know beforehand. She isn't playing with other children yet (as expected) and mom is home full time and dad works from home most of the time--so she's gets a lot of individual attention. But it feels like when she gets out of the home (e.g. pool, playground, out of town weekends) she comes happy and refreshed. Could mixing in part-time care at a Montessori daycare add positive stimulus to the mix? Our daughter has a happy disposition, is walking and running, industrious, easy enough to direct (e.g. to clean up toys and throw away items into the trash) and there's no shortage of confidence (for better and worse). What else should we consider?