If you are picking a home daycare to SAVE money I will give you some food for thought. Home is cheaper, however, one thing I had to consider and like to make sure other moms consider is money you may save initially may be spent overall. Say your home provider needs to have a sick day for herself or maybe her own children. Hypothetically, that amounts to 4 days a year (likely more) that is cost out of your income. If you make $16 an hour those 4 days she has to take costs your family $512! That may be the difference in center vs. home. Add those 4 days you have to take off to your sick days, your kids sick days... and will you still have a job?
**Please note this is merely a piece on price, not preference.