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

Jeanne Wakefield came to Victory Village in December, 2004. She has a long history in the childcare field, owning and operating another quality program in Chapel Hill for almost twenty years before coming to our program. She has a B.S. in Business Administration, Management & Organizational Development and a Master's Degree in Education (Birth - Kindergarten).

Jeanne is active in the early childhood field, participates in national research, and conducts local trainings. She is fluent in Spanish and conducts area workshops for teachers on Working with Latino Families and English Language Learners.

Some of the influences that Jeanne brings as a director to our program are her personal love of children's artwork and children's books, and a special interest in gardening with children, and creating natural play spaces for children. These have motivated a number of ongoing projects and improvements at the center, which she considers to be a "work in progress."