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NOW HIRING!  The UWEC Children's Nature Academy is now hiring student assistants for the Summer and Fall of 2017.  

 Please click on staff  header above and then choose student employment to fill out an online application or email Sabrina Marion at


Welcome to the UW-Eau Claire's Children's Nature Academy. Our program supports the healthy development of children physically, emotionally and cognitively by nurturing children's sense of wonder 

Our Mission

To provide high quality early learning development where children connect with the natural world through developmentally appropriate nature-based learning.

Who is Eligible

All families are welcome from UW-Eau Claire's campus and the Chippewa Valley community. We provide child care to children ages six weeks through 12 years of age. Our various programs focus on development and interaction while learning through play and hands-on experiences.

  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool
  • 4K (Eau Claire 4 Tomorrow program)
  • School-age programs
  • Evening care

Visit us for a tour today!

Contact us at 715.836.2178 or to set up a time to take a tour and learn more about our beautiful academy.