Diamond Village Center
UF ECC at Diamond Village is closed for renovation. The administrative offices at the Diamond Village center will remain open Monday – Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. We are still accepting waiting list applications for future enrollment, please refer to the Waiting List FAQ tab under enrollment for waiting time and other important information.
Baby Gator at Diamond Village is a wonderful place to discover and grow. Our NAEYC (National Association of Educators of Young Children) accredited center serves children are ages 3 through 5 years whose parents are students or faculty at College of Medicine, Public Health and Health Professions, or Pharmacy. We are a VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) and School Readiness site.
We are conveniently located at Diamond Village Family Student Housing behind Shands Hospital on Diamond Village Road.
Our dedicated staff strives to enhance each child’s growth and learning through our use of creative curriculum which is play and sensory based. We encourage our children to explore their surroundings not only at the center but also through stroller walks, field trips, and exploration of UF’s campus and the Gainesville community.
Each year, the Diamond Village center works with a variety of volunteers, practicum, interns, and researchers from UF, Santa Fe College, and the surrounding community.