I know some of you are pondering this same thought, so I thought I would share some thoughts on the subject.
Home daycare has fewer children than a daycare center, which enables more guided interaction with children.
Home daycare is similar to a daycare center but it is in the familiarity of a home environment that a child is more accustomed to. Children seem to be able to relax better with this option because it is more familiar to them.
Children get sick less often in a home daycare setting. Daycare center are breeding grounds for germs..
Home daycare offers more flexibility for working parents..
Home daycare tend to be less expensive than large daycare centers
Most daycare centers will only take children who are at least 18 months old where in-home providers will accept children at a younger age. That way the child would be with the same provider up until the time they start school.
In a home setting, the program can be tailored to the individual needs of the child where centers follow a structured routine and focus on group activities.
Some of the info is the same on both sides, like providing a good quality menu and providing an educational program. This is depending on the home daycare you choose.
I hope this helps in making your decision.