I wanted to make sure I thanked everyone* for their thoughts on day care. (check out the comments to the post for some interesting perspectives, as well as lists of things to look for and questions to ask).
I found a list of home day cares in my town that have been accredited by the state (thanks, Rachel) and have been going down the list, interviewing the ones with space for infant. Maybe it's because I have an older kid, who had his share of less-than-ideal child care situations, but seems to have turned out just fine, but I'm pretty relaxed about the whole thing and feel pretty confident that I'll be able to find something I'm happy with.
*Special thanks to Clementine who shared some of her experiences and answered all of my sometimes incoherent questions.