I am desperately looking for full time care for my 14 month old daughter. We had found a daycare that we loved. Their infant teachers were gentle and just amazing. I always felt confident that she was in good hands and she was happy. They transitioned her to a toddler class, and it couldn't be more different. I would like her to be in a gentle environment where there are other children. My husband and I very strongly believe in being kind and gentle with her, and would like the environment she is in while we work to reflect that. She's a pretty typical little person, no special needs or allergies. We prefer to cloth diaper, but it is in no way a deal breaker. She eats table food and pretty much any variety. Anyway, we're running in to issues with waiting lists and cost. I can afford around $850 a month, and providing her food, etc. isn't a problem. A friend from my ddc suggested that I check out this area and see if I had any luck.
In terms of location, northside, oakland, squirrel hill, and shadyside would be best, but I'm not terribly picky now as long as I don't have to drive through a tunnel!