This is my 8th year teaching.
If you want just as much time at home, scratch secondary principal off your list - there are many, many events that require administrators in the evening. While that varies from district to district, the good administrative teams (or even the ok ones) all have a presence at all concerts and PTA events, and put in at least a token appearance at
I think Cara and Guili gave you some good info and advice.
I am looking at elementary administration, if I go there, as I have only taught at that level.
I think you're right about daycare. I"m not sure the hours vs the time and expense are worth it in the long run.
What about switching to a private school?
I've thought about private school but don't know anything about how private schools work.
I actually worked in a charter school.