UNC: The University Child Care Center
Caring for UNC families since 1953
dynamic, nurturing, diverse, dedicated, fun!

Victory Village Day Care Center has been providing high quality child care to parents in the University of North Carolina community for over 50 years. The Center was begun in 1953 as a parent cooperative. For 45 years, Victory Village was located off of Manning Drive in Chapel Hill, very near the neighborhood of the same name that housed married students after World War II. The center provided care for 65 children at that site.

In August, 1998, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care Systems opened the University Child Care Center, located near the William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center on the University campus. The University and Health Care System contracted with Victory Village Day Care Center to manage the facility. The University and the Hospital shared costs for the construction of the building; tuition and fees cover the Center's operating costs, including staffing expenses. The new Center houses nearly twice the number of children and the staff has more than doubled.