Lake Alice Center

Baby Gator at Lake Alice is closed for renovation from August 2022 through August 2023. 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. 

Children thrive at Baby Gator Lake Alice. Our NAEYC (National Association of Educators of Young Children) accredited center serves infants age 6 weeks to children 5 years old whose parents are either University of Florida (UF) faculty, staff or students. We offer VPK (Voluntary Pre-kindergarten) and are a school readiness center.

We are located on the UF campus across the street from beautiful Lake Alice on the corner of Village Drive and Museum 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 Lake Alice center works with a variety of volunteers, practicum, interns, and researchers from UF, Santa Fe College, and the surrounding community.