I applied to a nursing school an hour away from where I live and I have a 2 year old. I commuted a little over an hour for my bachelors when she was an infant and it worked out ok. She does go to daycare part time, which will probably have to increase once I start nursing school, but honestly she LOVES it! It has been so great because she's an only child and she gets to play with other kids all day, she's learned sign language, and I think that being with kids slightly older has helped her learn. I think that daycare can be really great if you can do it! It definitely can work!