Cheryl- I have two little ones, 2 1/2 and almost 1 yr. I have been putting them both in a daycare not associated with my school. The reason was two fold:
1. Their daycare is closer to our house. If something should happen ie I have a test or competency or something and one of the children is ill, someone else is close by to pick them up. (I don't know if that would be the same for you). The school that I attend has one daycare at a campus that I don't really attend but I will in the Spring but my daycare is still closer.
2. A number of CC offer classes online and chances are there is probably one closer to you that offers classes online. You may want to check into that. The only reason that I am concerned for you, is that an hour is a long way to go during a snowy day and your hour commute won't be an hour anymore.
You may want to check into cost also, my daycare that is independant of school is cheaper than the daycare associated with school.
Just a few thoughts- good luck